Guide to the National Wildlife Refuges

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'GUIDE TO THE NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUSES IS THE KEY TO THINGS THAT REALLY MATTER IN AMERICA. IT IS THE BEST POSSIBLE INTRODUCTION TO WILD THINGS, TO PEACE, TO SPLENDOR, AND TO THE GLORY OF EVERYTHING WE BELIEVE IN. IT WAS A SENSATIONAL BOOK TEN YEARS AGO AND NOW THAT IT'S BEEN REVISED SO EXTENSIVELY, THIS NEW EDITION IS SENSATIONAL TIMES TWO.'
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'GUIDE TO THE NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUSES IS THE KEY TO THINGS THAT REALLY MATTER IN AMERICA. IT IS THE BEST POSSIBLE INTRODUCTION TO WILD THINGS, TO PEACE, TO SPLENDOR, AND TO THE GLORY OF EVERYTHING WE BELIEVE IN. IT WAS A SENSATIONAL BOOK TEN YEARS AGO AND NOW THAT IT'S BEEN REVISED SO EXTENSIVELY, THIS NEW EDITION IS SENSATIONAL TIMES TWO.'
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This revised and expanded version of the Rileys' acclaimed 1979 guide reflects the many changes in the refuge system, with over 100 new refuges opened, others closed, and the land and wildlife composition of most dramatically evolved. With details of the flora and fauna of each refuge and helpful tips on trip planning and preparation, this comprehensive source describes refuges for travelers and naturalists alike. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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The Rileys sent questionnaires and talked to more than 200 refuge managers to produce this updated version of their 1979 guidebook of the same name. They have included 100 new refuges, deleted a few that have closed, and revised many entries, calling attention to wildlife species not previously mentioned. The 485 refuges listed in this new version are arranged by state within regions of the country, making it more useful than the first edition for travelers who want to explore more than one wildlife habitat in a geographic area The table of contents reflects the regional arrangement of the book: Northeast and Mid-Atlantic states, Southeast, Great Lakes, Hawaiian and Pacific Islands, and Alaska. Each of these regional sections opens with an introduction that characterizes the area and discusses the most prevalent forms of wildlife. Also described are features that affect the ambience of the place: large metropolitan areas nearby, swamps, superhighways, oil storage tanks, etc. As a result, anyone planning a visit to one of these refuges will have a good sense of what to expect. This introductory material concludes with a list of birds of special interest that are commonly found in the area, with the names of the refuges where they may be viewed and the best season in which to see them The listings for specific refuges contain an even more detailed description of the wildlife to be found there, ranging in length from short paragraphs to two and one-half pages. The authors, founding trustees of the Raptor Trust and directors of the National Wildlife Refuge Association, obviously love their work, for their descriptions are filled with the excitement of discovery. Each contains highlights: how to get there, hours open, what to see, what to do, where to stay, weather to expect, points of interest nearby, and an address to contact for more information. Some entries contain cautionary information, such as what to take ("extra water," "good tires") and what to wear for "extremely variable temperature," and "ferocious biting insects . . . including ticks with Lyme disease. A final section, "Refuges of the Future," briefly describes those areas in the planning stages. The book concludes with an index that can be used to find the location of specific wild creatures inhabiting more than one region. "Guide to the National Wildlife Refuges" is a unique purchase for any library, there being no other current comprehensive sourcebook like it. Its true usefulness, however, will be on the road with the traveler, in glove compartment or backpack.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780385140140
  • Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 7/1/1979

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