National Audubon Society: Field Guide to North American Wildflowers: Eastern Region

National Audubon Society: Field Guide to North American Wildflowers: Eastern Region

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by NATIONAL AUDUBON SOCIETY, William A. Niering, Nancy C. Olmstead
     
 

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EASTERN REGION

This fully revised edition brings a new level of beauty, accuracy, and usefulness to the field guide that wildflower enthusiasts have relied upon for more than 20 years.

More than 950 all-new, full-color images show the wildflowers of eastern North America close-up and in their natural habitats. The guide has been completely revised to make

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EASTERN REGION

This fully revised edition brings a new level of beauty, accuracy, and usefulness to the field guide that wildflower enthusiasts have relied upon for more than 20 years.

More than 950 all-new, full-color images show the wildflowers of eastern North America close-up and in their natural habitats. The guide has been completely revised to make identification in the field easier than ever. Images are grouped by flower color and shape and keyed to clear, concise descriptions that reflect current taxonomy.

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The National Audubon Society, founded in 1905, has a long and distinguished record in the appreciation and preservation of wild nature. Their wildflower field guides contain clear, lovely photographs of specimens, conveniently divided by color for quick identification in the field, while the second part gives an authoritative classification of species within their family arranged by scientific name.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780375402326
Publisher:
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date:
04/03/2001
Series:
National Audubon Society Field Guides Series
Edition description:
Revised Edition
Pages:
879
Sales rank:
142,027
Product dimensions:
4.21(w) x 7.72(h) x 1.35(d)

Meet the Author

Revision author John W. Thieret, is Professor Emeritus of Botany at Northern Kentucky University. Authors of the original edition are the late William A. Niering, Professor of Botany at Connecticut College and Director of the Connecticut Arboretum, and Nancy C. Olmstead, Research Associate at the Connecticut Arboretum.

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National Audubon Society 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
silkweaver More than 1 year ago
This is a wonderful guide to take with you when traveling. The book's organization enables you to find the names of flowers quickly and easily. Each section of the book is divided first by the flower's color, then by the flower's shape, number of pedals, placement of pedals, etc. After you find the picture of the flower, you are then directed to a description in the back of the book giving you a more complete description and growth habits. Although the book is hefty, the size is small enough to tuck into my backpack for day hikes. On longer hikes when the weight you are carrying is more important the book stays in the car and is used when flower photos are uploaded. All of the Audubon's books are great and make great gifts for like minded friends.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
bluegrasskyle More than 1 year ago
This is one of my favorite reference books. I love taking walks through the countryside and looking at the different plants and animals. This book (along with the field guide to trees) is one of the best to take along. Identification is easy with the neatly organized pictures, and the descriptions are complete and interesting. Brief history is included with some plants (i.e., native to East Asia and brought to the US). Some people may need to study some botany to understand all the terms included, but it's not necessary to enjoy the book.
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momlouns More than 1 year ago
Excellent review for all those flowers, weeds, trees, etc. you encounter on your walk or in someone's garden.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
this book is nice,for people who are interested in wild flowers. I'm just a beginner.and it's very useful. this is a book to buy.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have had the chance to view the spectacular forest wildflowers of the eastern U.S. many, many memorable times, from bluebells to shooting stars to all the different varieties of trilliums. Most of these flowers I learned to identify with the help of a few friends while on the trails. However, this guide, which was given as a gift to me, has proven incredibly helpful in identifying the wildflowers for which I didn't know the names. Full color plates as well as maps of distribution and descriptions of habitats are provided in this book, which is light and therefore quite easily portable. I highly recommend this book for anyone interested in wildflowers of the eastern U.S.
Guest More than 1 year ago
My child had to do a wildflower project for her school... she needed to identify and find 40 flowers. This helped alot having it at home. The pictures are great with grat color. Things were easy to find in this and it was so good. I would recconmend it if needed. I only had to use it once but it is great to look at if you are bored one day.