The most comprehensive field guide available to the Rocky Mountain regiona portable, essential companion for visitors and residents alikefrom the go-to reference source for over 18 million nature lovers.
This compact volume contains:
An easy-to-use field guide for identifying 1,000 of the state's wildflowers, trees, mushrooms, mosses, fishes, amphibians, reptiles, birds, butterflies, mammals, and much more;
A complete overview of the Rocky Mountain region's natural history, covering geology, wildlife habitats, ecology, fossils, rocks and minerals, clouds and weather patterns, and the night sky;
An extensive sampling of the area's best parks, preserves, mountains, forests, and wildlife sanctuaries, with detailed descriptions and visitor information for 50 sites and notes on dozens of others.
The guide is packed with visual information the 1,500 full-color images include more than 1,300 photographs, 11 maps, and 16 night-sky charts, as well as more than 100 drawings explaining everything from geological processes to the basic features of different plants and animals.
For everyone who lives or spends time in Colorado, Idaho, Montana, or Wyoming, there can be no finer guide to the area's natural surroundings than the National Audubon Society Field Guide to the Rocky Mountain States.
About the Author
Peter Alden, principal author of this series, is a birder, naturalist, author, and lecturer. He has led nature tours to more than 100 countries for the Massachusetts Audubon Society, Lindblad Travel, Friends of the Harvard Musum of Natural History, and cruises on all the world's oceans. Author of books on North American, Latin American, and African wildlife, Peter organized an event called Biodiversity Day in his hometown of Concord, Massachusetts.
John Grassy, author of the habitats, conservation and ecology, and parks and preserves section of this guide, is an educator, conservationist, and writer. He lives with his family in Three Forks, Montana.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This book is extremely helpful when trying to identify animals or plants. Its also useful to get an idea of what kind of animals live in the region, since i am dont live in the rockies it was greatly helpful when i visited the region. I would buy the book again and again. It has all the basic info about all flora and fauna in the region. This book is indespensible!
This field guide is a great companion for any trip in the Rocky Mountain region. Useful for hike in the mountains, day trip or vacation. Photos and drawings very helpful for identifying anything you see from trees and wildflowers to birds and butterflies. Also has great information on amphibians, reptiles, snakes, fish and mammals, large and small. I have several field guides on birds and wildflowers, but this guide is so much more, and an easy size to take along. The night sky charts for each season are really helpful.