Field Guide to the New England Alpine Summits, 3rd: Mountaintop Flora and Fauna in Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont

Field Guide to the New England Alpine Summits, 3rd: Mountaintop Flora and Fauna in Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont

by Nancy G. Slack, Allison W. Bell
     
 

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This field guide to the fascinating alpine areas of New England is updated, expanded, and as practical as ever. The highest ranges of Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont are home to a splendid world of alpine flowers, colorful mosses and lichens, and many animals that survive there despite the difficult terrain and extremely severe weather. Climate change, invasive

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This field guide to the fascinating alpine areas of New England is updated, expanded, and as practical as ever. The highest ranges of Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont are home to a splendid world of alpine flowers, colorful mosses and lichens, and many animals that survive there despite the difficult terrain and extremely severe weather. Climate change, invasive species, and human impact all threaten the specialized high-elevation flora and fauna treasured for their perseverance and rarity. With 350 full-color photographs, an easy-to-reference flowering chart, and expert advice, this guide helps you identify and protect the plants, birds, insects, amphibians, and mammals of the alpine zone.
Inside You’ll Find: Photos and descriptions of nearly 200 mountain speciesExpanded entries focusing on unusual and interesting plants and animalsCoverage of the Presidential and Franconia ranges, Mount Mansfield, and KatahdinInformation on exploration, geology, weather, and alpine plant communitiesResults of recent alpine research, as well as citizen science initiatives

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"This is a new and expanded edition of your alpine guide. Read the exciting story of the recovery of the rare and formerly federally endangered dwarf cinquefoil. Mountain Watch and new summit steward programs help to protect the unique flora and fauna of the summits. A special phenology chart has been included to help you identify the alpines by flowering time and color. Take the new book in your backpack and look for the natives: the beautiful plants, birds, and other New England alpines." – Nancy G. Slack, "Introduction," Field Guide to the New England Alpine Summits, 3rd edition.
Nancy G. Slack
This is a new and expanded edition of your alpine guide. Read the exciting story of the recovery of the rare and formerly federally endangered dwarf cinquefoil. Mountain Watch and new summit steward programs help to protect the unique flora and fauna of the summits. A special phenology chart has been included to help you identify the alpines by flowering time and color. Take the new book in your backpack and look for the natives: the beautiful plants, birds, and other New England alpines. (from the Introduction).
editors, Eastern Alpine Guide - Mike Jones, PhD Liz Wiley, PhD
“A definitive and necessary resource for both experts and novices… stunningly illustrated, informative, and powerfully evocative of some of the most intriguing and inspiring terrain in North America."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781934028889
Publisher:
Appalachian Mountain Club Books MA
Publication date:
03/04/2014
Edition description:
Third Edition
Pages:
192
Sales rank:
1,119,669
Product dimensions:
5.20(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.50(d)

Meet the Author

Dr. Nancy G. Slack is a plant ecologist, alpine researcher, and Adirondack 46er. She isProfessor emerita of Biology at the Sage Colleges, New York.

Allison W. Bell is anaturalist,designer and photographer in Northampton, Massachusetts. She is an AMC Volunteer Naturalist and has led programs on northeastern mountains since 1986.

Slack and Bell also coauthored Adirondack Alpine Summits: An Ecological Field Guide (2007). Combined, they have enjoyed 100 years of of climbing to see alpine plants in bloom.

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