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A Field Guide to the Familiar: Learning to Observe the Natural World Paperback – Illustrated, 31 Mar 1998


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  • Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: University Press of New England (31 Mar. 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0874518652
  • ISBN-13: 978-0874518658
  • Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 1.7 x 22.9 cm
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 3,810,185 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Rutland Herald / Montpelier Times Argus"

A Field Guide to the Familiar goes far beyond the scope of any nature guide I ve read. It s not just a means of identifying and understanding the characteristics of dozens of roadside birds, flowers, trees, and animals, but an unabashed celebration of them. It s a celebration, if you will of the ordinary in nature, which often turns out to be a good deal less ordinary than I, for one, ever supposed . . . Who, exactly can benefit from A Field Guide to the Familiar? Anyone interested in our everyday natural surroundings: country dwellers, city dwellers, teachers and students (the book will be an excellent supplementary text for life science and biology classes), professional naturalists and backyard bird watchers. Howard Frank Mosher, Rutland Herald / Montpelier Times Argus"

For the budding young naturalist, this book is a worthwhile guide to the non-arid natural world. From plants to animals, the author points out and explains the living world as though teaching a high-school science class. Kliatt Young Adult Paperback Book Guide"

-A Field Guide to the Familiar goes far beyond the scope of any nature guide I've read. It's not just a means of identifying and understanding the characteristics of dozens of roadside birds, flowers, trees, and animals, but an unabashed celebration of them. It's a celebration, if you will of the ordinary in nature, which often turns out to be a good deal less ordinary than I, for one, ever supposed . . . Who, exactly can benefit from A Field Guide to the Familiar? Anyone interested in our everyday natural surroundings: country dwellers, city dwellers, teachers and students (the book will be an excellent supplementary text for life science and biology classes), professional naturalists and backyard bird watchers.---Howard Frank Mosher, Rutland Herald / Montpelier Times Argus

-For the budding young naturalist, this book is a worthwhile guide to the non-arid natural world. From plants to animals, the author points out and explains the living world as though teaching a high-school science class.---Kliatt Young Adult Paperback Book Guide

"A Field Guide to the Familiar goes far beyond the scope of any nature guide I've read. It's not just a means of identifying and understanding the characteristics of dozens of roadside birds, flowers, trees, and animals, but an unabashed celebration of them. It's a celebration, if you will of the ordinary in nature, which often turns out to be a good deal less ordinary than I, for one, ever supposed . . . Who, exactly can benefit from A Field Guide to the Familiar? Anyone interested in our everyday natural surroundings: country dwellers, city dwellers, teachers and students (the book will be an excellent supplementary text for life science and biology classes), professional naturalists and backyard bird watchers."--Howard Frank Mosher "Rutland Herald / Montpelier Times Argus"

"For the budding young naturalist, this book is a worthwhile guide to the non-arid natural world. From plants to animals, the author points out and explains the living world as though teaching a high-school science class."--Howard Frank Mosher "Kliatt Young Adult Paperback Book Guide"

From the Back Cover

This field guide invites all aspiring naturalists to focus on one familiar plant, animal, or natural phenomenon at a time, and observe it in detail. It offers descriptive information on dozens of common subjects - from frost and fruit flies to blue jays and beech trees - and includes a drawing of each. Organized by seasons, it encourages readers to look more closely at the natural cycles of life in our world, and discover how much there is to learn. Whether read sequentially or used as a field companion or handy desk reference, A Field Guide to the Familiar (first published in 1984, and reprinted here with new reading suggestions) gives everyone a sense of the natural world as an accessible - and endlessly fascinating - place.

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