The Laws Field Guide to the Sierra Nevada

The Laws Field Guide to the Sierra Nevada

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Baker & Taylor
A conveniently sized reference by the author of Sierra Birds: A Hiker's Guide provides comprehensive coverage of more than 1,700 plant and animal species complemented by quick-reference tabs, range maps, coverage of lesser-known characteristics and more than 2,800 watercolor illustrations.

Perseus Publishing
In this groundbreaking and meticulously field-tested guide, the rich variety of Sierra life—trees, wildflowers, ferns, fungi, lichens, fish, reptiles, amphibians, birds, mammals, and insects—comes alive. Easy-to-use features include: Intuitive organization, color tabs, and simple keys; Similar-looking species side by side; Over 2,800 full-color illustrations; Range maps of species that are otherwise difficult to distinguish; Index of common and scientific names; Lightweight and compact—ideal for backpacking. Impressively detailed and comprehensive, the guide includes: More than 1,700 species; Descriptions of behavior, adaptations, and interactions between species; Species and topics not found in most guides, including aquatic life, spiders and webs, plankton, plant galls, bark beetle galleries, animal tracks and evidence, seasonal star charts, weather patterns, and cloud formations. Published in conjunction with the California Academy of Sciences

Book News
This field guide to the plants and animals of California and Nevada's Sierra Nevada range, written and illustrated by Laws (a research associate with the California Academy of Sciences), contains some 2700 color illustrations aiding in the identification of some 1700 species native to the region, including trees, wildflowers, ferns, fungi, lichens, fish, reptiles, amphibians, birds, mammals, insects, and more. It offers guidance on common and scientific names and occasional range maps for species that are difficult to distinguish from each other. It also includes information on animal tracks and (scat) evidence, seasonal star charts, weather patterns, and cloud formations. Annotation ©2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Publisher: [San Francisco, Calif.] : California Academy of Sciences ; Berkeley, Calif : Heyday Books, c2007
ISBN: 9781597140522
159714052X
Characteristics: 366 p. : col. ill., col. maps ; 23 cm

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