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National Audubon Society Regional Guide to the Southwestern States: Arizona, New Mexico, Nevada, Utah (National Audubon Society Field Guides)

4.4 of 5 stars 4.40  ·  rating details  ·  40 ratings  ·  4 reviews
Explore the plants, animals and habitats of Arizona, Nevada, New Mexico and Utah with the help of this informative, portable guide. 1,200 color illustrations. 200 maps, diagrams & drawings.
Hardcover, 447 pages
Published September 21st 1999 by Knopf Publishing Group (first published September 7th 1999)
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Andrea
May 28, 2010 Andrea rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: wildlife enthusiasts of the Southwest
Shelves: non-fiction
If you want one book to bring on hikes or just in your backyard to identify animals and plants, this would be it. Sure, it only has the most common animals and plants, but the photos are great and it has the most common species you're likely to see.

If you're interested in specific wildlife, like cactuses or insects or fish, you're better off getting a specific book, but if you just want to know what some common plants and animals are, this is a great book. We are in Albuquerque, though this boo...more
Stephanie
My partner and I used this book to identify flora on our trip to Zion, Escalante, and Arches. We had a great time looking at leaves and comparing them to the pictures in the book. Our favorites were the Fremont Cottonwood and the Arizona Walnut. We also learned how to classify different trees by their crown shape, bark color and texture, and leaf shape.
Kathy
This book is just OK. For the (small) size of the book and the (enormous) scope of its content, I think the authors bit off more than they could chew. The book covers weather, conservation and ecology, habitats, rocks, minerals, fossils, topography and geology, the night sky, plants, mushrooms, trees, shrubs, wildflowers, insects, fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds, mammals, etc., all in less than 500 very small pages. For that reason, even the most common insects that I see every day are not lis...more
Joyce
Really great, not everything naturally but 9 times out of 10 I find the ID I want for my photos of the specimen.
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