North American Wildlife: An Illustrated Guide to 2,000 Plants and Animals

Overview

Birds and butterflies, ferns and frogs, mushrooms and mantra rays, seashells and salamanders—-this 576 page book includes more than 2,000 plants and animals of all types. Spanning the land from Florida to the Northwest Territories, it embraces field forest, pond, and prairie—all the natural communities that make our North American flora and fauna so splendidly diverse. 

 

North American Wildlife is both a valuable at-home reference and an extraordinarily usable ...

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Overview

Birds and butterflies, ferns and frogs, mushrooms and mantra rays, seashells and salamanders—-this 576 page book includes more than 2,000 plants and animals of all types. Spanning the land from Florida to the Northwest Territories, it embraces field forest, pond, and prairie—all the natural communities that make our North American flora and fauna so splendidly diverse. 

 

North American Wildlife is both a valuable at-home reference and an extraordinarily usable guide to the most common and conspicuous wild plants and animals of our continent. Specially planned for quick and easy identification, it far surpasses other guides in so many ways.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781606524916
  • Publisher: Reader's Digest Association, Incorporated, The
  • Publication date: 5/10/2012
  • Pages: 576
  • Sales rank: 155,642
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.80 (h) x 1.32 (d)

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RDA is a global media and direct marketing company that educates, entertains and connects more than 130 million consumers around the world with products and services from trusted brands. With offices in 43 countries, the company reaches customers in 78 countries, publishes 91 magazines, including 50 editions of Reader’s Digest, the world's largest-circulation magazine, operates 78 branded websites and sells 40 million books, music and video products across the world each year. Further information about the company can be found at www.rda.com.

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Table of Contents

Wildlife Communities 10

Mammals 42

Introduction 42

Land and Freshwater Mammals 44

Marine Mammals 70

Birds 76

Introduction 76

Birds with Distinctive Traits 78

Aquatic Birds 80

Land Birds 106

Reptiles and Amphibians 158

Reptile Introduction 158

Alligators 160

Turtles 160

Lizards 166

Snakes 172

Amphibian Introduction 181

Salamanders 182

Toads 188

Frogs 192

Fish 196

Introduction 196

Fish 198

Invertebrates 236

Mollusk Introduction 236

Seashells and Other Mollusks 238

Insect Introduction 263

Insects and Relatives 264

Aquatic Invertebrates 282

Trees and Shrubs 286

Introduction 286

Conifers 288

Broad-leaved Trees 298

Broad-leaved Shrubs 323

Wildflowers 332

Introduction 332

Identification Chart 333

Wildflowers 338

Nonflowering Plants 508

Introduction 508

Ferns and Relatives 510

Mosses and Liverworts 525

Seaweeds 528

Lichens 532

Mushrooms 534

Introduction 534

Gilled Mushrooms 536

Other Fungi 548

Index and Credits 560

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  • Posted June 18, 2012

    best reference book around

    We bought the original publication and refer to it often. We purchased a copy for our children and grandchildren to use.

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