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A Field Guide to Eastern Forests: North America (Peterson Field Guides #37)

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This field guide includes all the flora and fauna you're most likely to see in the forests of eastern North America. With 53 full-color plates and 80 color photos illustrating trees, birds, mammals, wildflowers, mushrooms, reptiles, amphibians, butterflies, moths, beetles, and other insects.
Paperback, 512 pages
Published October 15th 1998 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (first published 1988)
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Amy
Feb 09, 2010 Amy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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This book is the absolute f%$#ing s&@#.
Brandan Willis
Jan 04, 2014 Brandan Willis rated it it was amazing
I bought this book several years ago while studying Ecology in college. At first I used it as a true field guide when hiking in the Virginia forests. Now I keep it handy as a reference book. I often flip through the pages and re-read various sections and I'm always amazed at how I continue to discover something new.
John
Feb 21, 2011 John rated it really liked it
This is not a typical field guide. Instead of showing species and noting how to identify them, it discusses entire ecosystems. There are several distinct forest types in eastern North America. This guide describes each of them, where they occur, and some of the species that are typical of each of them. Recommended for anyone who wants a better understanding habitats and ecology.
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Feb 23, 2013 Joseph rated it it was amazing
Not exactly riveting reading unless you are interested in the subject matter. Another field guide that has tons of good info that and is worth reading cover to cover to get a good overview.
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Jan 27, 2011 Aaron rated it really liked it
More than just a field guide: can be read like a textbook. Useful in everyday application and as a base for amateur naturalists. I recommend this book for anyone that adores the forest and wants to know more.
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John C. Kricher, Professor of Biology, Wheaton College, Norton, Massachusetts.
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