A Field Guide to Eastern Forests: North America

A Field Guide to Eastern Forests: North America

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by John C. Kricher, Gordon Morrison
     
 
This guide includes 53 full-color plates, 100 color photographs, and more than 60 line drawings. Topics include forest field marks, the varying kinds of forest communities and indicator plants and animals for each type, and the different seasons in the forest.

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This guide includes 53 full-color plates, 100 color photographs, and more than 60 line drawings. Topics include forest field marks, the varying kinds of forest communities and indicator plants and animals for each type, and the different seasons in the forest.

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
This latest edition to the ``Peterson Field Guide'' series seeks to train the reader to recognize patterns that define a woodland. Calling his book a ``field guide to ecology,'' Kricher introduces basic ecological concepts and describes notable field marks that define a particular environment. Twenty-seven types of forest communities east of the Rockies are described in terms of their characteristic indicator species. Illustrative plates, many of which are in color, accompany these descriptions. Seasonal processes within the forest are also discussed. This book, when used in conjunction with appropriate field guides, is an excellent introduction for the amateur naturalist who wants to see the forest as a whole. Recommended. Laurie Bartolini, Lincoln Lib., Springfield, Ill.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780395353462
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company
Publication date:
09/01/1988
Series:
Peterson Field Guides
Pages:
512

Meet the Author

Gordon Morrison is a well-known naturalist whose work has been praised by Roger Tory Peterson as "Marvelous, beautiful, excellent . . . Morrison’s work is so inspiring that I wish such clear material was available when I was slowly learning ecology. . . . We owe a debt of gratitude to Gordon for his interpretive skills as an artist. He is a superb teacher who uses visual methods." Robert Bateman likened his work to that of Albrecht Durer and Andrew Wyeth. Gordon Morrison makes his home in Massachusetts.

Roger Tory Peterson, one of the world's greatest naturalists, received every major award for ornithology, natural science, and conservation as well as numerous honorary degrees, medals, and citations, including the Presidential Medal of Freedom. The Peterson Identification System has been called the greatest invention since binoculars. These editions include updated material by Michael O'Brien, Paul Lehman, Bill Thompson III, Michael DiGiorgio, Larry Rosche, and Jeffrey A. Gordon.

John Kricher's works include the Peterson Field Guides to Eastern Forests, Rocky Mountain and Southwestern Forests, and California and Pacific Northwest Forests.

John Kricher's works include the Peterson Field Guides to Eastern Forests, Rocky Mountain and Southwestern Forests, and California and Pacific Northwest Forests.

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