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A Field Guide to Eastern Forests: North America (Peterson Field Guides #37)
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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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.
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.
John C. Kricher, Professor of Biology, Wheaton College, Norton, Massachusetts.More about John C. Kricher...
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