Golden Guides first appeared in 1949 and quickly established themselves as authorities on subjects from Natural History to Science. Relaunched in 2000, Golden Guides from St. Martin's Press feature modern, new covers as part of a multi-year, million-dollar program to revise, update, and expand the complete line of guides for a new generation of students.
R. Tucker Abbott is a contributor to several Golden Field Guides.
Herbert S. Zim contributed to nature guides from Golden Guides and St. Martin's Press.
George Sandstrom contributed to nature guides from Golden Guides and St. Martin's Press, including Rocks and Minerals.