The Curious Naturalist: Guide to Understanding and Exploring Nature

The Curious Naturalist: Guide to Understanding and Exploring Nature

by Diane Ackerman, National Geographic Society Staff
     
 

In tours of nine North American ecosystems ranging from backyards to woodlands, mountain peaks to sandy shores, a diverse group of experienced naturalists show how to approach nature with a trained eye. Special features include: hundreds of photographs and dozens of specially commissioned watercolor paintings that illustrate the rich array of plants and animals, and… See more details below

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In tours of nine North American ecosystems ranging from backyards to woodlands, mountain peaks to sandy shores, a diverse group of experienced naturalists show how to approach nature with a trained eye. Special features include: hundreds of photographs and dozens of specially commissioned watercolor paintings that illustrate the rich array of plants and animals, and their exquisite adaptations to the world we share with them; detailed drawings for easy-to-make tools such as a pond viewer and a home barometer. Step-by-step instructions for pressing and mounting plants and making casts of animal tracks; and expert explanations of simple field techniques such as recording animal sounds and calculating the distance of a thunderstorm.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780792273561
Publisher:
National Geographic Society
Publication date:
03/01/1998
Series:
National Geographic Series
Edition description:
REPRINT
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
7.67(w) x 9.94(h) x 0.69(d)

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