The Laws Field Guide to the Sierra Nevada

The Laws Field Guide to the Sierra Nevada

by John Muir Laws

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Overview

In this groundbreaking and meticulously field-tested guide, the rich variety of Sierra life—trees, wildflowers, ferns, fungi, lichens, fish, reptiles, amphibians, birds, mammals, and insects—comes alive.

Easy-to-use features include:

  • Intuitive organization, color tabs, and simple keys;
  • Similar-looking species side by side;
  • Over 2,800 full-color illustrations;
  • Range maps of species that are otherwise difficult to distinguish;
  • Index of common and scientific names;
  • Lightweight and compact—ideal for backpacking.

Impressively detailed and comprehensive, the guide includes:

  • More than 1,700 species;
  • Descriptions of behavior, adaptations, and interactions between species;
  • Species and topics not found in most guides, including aquatic life, spiders and webs, plankton, plant galls, bark beetle galleries, animal tracks and evidence, seasonal star charts, weather patterns, and cloud formations.


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781597145107
Publisher: Heyday
Publication date: 06/01/2007
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 541,698
File size: 210 MB
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About the Author

John Muir Laws is a naturalist, educator, and artist, with degrees in conservation and resource studies from the University of California, Berkeley; in wildlife biology from the University of Montana, Missoula; and in scientific illustration from the University of California, Santa Cruz. He is a 2010 Audubon TogetherGreen Conservation Leadership Fellow and has received the Terwilliger Environmental Award for outstanding service in environmental education. Visit his website at www.johnmuirlaws.com.

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