AMC Field Guide to the New England Alpine Summits

AMC Field Guide to the New England Alpine Summits

by Nancy G. Slack, Allison W. Bell, Allison Bell
     
 

Above timberline is an enchanting world unlike any other in New England - an alpine environment of extraordinary beauty. Here delicate plants, remarkable wildlife, and weather-worn geological formations exist in some of the world's harshest and most unpredictable weather conditions. And yet this rare and intriguing world is also readily accessible to hikers and

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Above timberline is an enchanting world unlike any other in New England - an alpine environment of extraordinary beauty. Here delicate plants, remarkable wildlife, and weather-worn geological formations exist in some of the world's harshest and most unpredictable weather conditions. And yet this rare and intriguing world is also readily accessible to hikers and other travelers who ascend New England's high peaks by the thousands every year. For those visitors to the alpine areas in Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine the AMC Field Guide to the New England Alpine Summits is an essential guide. It's an ecologically oriented, profusely illustrated, full-color guide to dozens and dozens of beautiful alpine flowers and plants, birds, amphibians, insects, and other natural wonders. Authoritative text and over 170 color photos are presented in an easy-to-use format that offers a fast introductions - or a leisurely contemplation - of the natural communities of the alpine world. Author Dr. Nancy Slack is chairman of the biology department at Russell Sage College in Troy, NY. Specializing in species diversity and high-elevation ecology, she is a full-time professor, an ecological consultant to the New York State Natural Heritage Program, educational consultant to New York State Regents, and a trustree of The Nature Conservancy. Photographer Allison W. Bell is a designer and co-author with Dr. Slack of Eighty-Five Acres: A Field Guide to the Adirondack Alpine Summits. A longtime naturalist, she has led workshops in alpine ecology for many northeastern conservation groups. (4 1/2' x 8', 96 pages)

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ISBN-13:
9781878239389
Publisher:
Appalachian Mountain Club Books MA
Publication date:
03/01/1995
Pages:
96
Product dimensions:
4.51(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.26(d)

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