National Audubon Society Regional Guide to Florida

National Audubon Society Regional Guide to Florida


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National Audubon Society Regional Guide to Florida by National Audubon Society

The most comprehensive field guide available to the flora and fauna of Florida--a portable, essential companion for visitors and residents alike--from 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 Florida's natural history, covering geology, wildlife habitats, ecology, fossils, rocks and minerals, clouds and weather patterns and night sky;

An extensive sampling of the area's best parks, preserves, beaches, forests, islands, 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, 14 maps, and 16 night-sky charts, as well as 150 drawings explaining everything from geological processes to the basic features of different plants and animals.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780679446774
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 05/28/1998
Series: Audubon Society Regional Field Guides Series
Edition description: 1ST
Pages: 448
Sales rank: 142,360
Product dimensions: 4.00(w) x 7.60(h) x 0.80(d)

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 and is the author of books on North American, Latin American, and African wildlife. Peter organized an event called Biodiversity Day, the first of which took place in his hometown of Concord, Massachusetts.

Rick Cech, author of several sections of this guide, is a nature writer, photographer, and founder of the North American Butterfly Association's newsletter, The Anglewing.

Gil Nelson, regional consultant and author of the habitats, flora, and parks and preserves sections of this guide, is a naturalist, writer, and educator who has contributed articles to many national and regional magazines. He lives in Tallahassee, Florida.

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National Audubon Society Regional Guide to Florida 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
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retiredFL More than 1 year ago
I wanted a simple book for all aspects of Florida living and this is it...
Guest More than 1 year ago
I bought this book shortly after moving to Florida (5 years ago) and still use it just about every week to identify plants or animals that we find! It's even helped identify a reptile that people who had lived here for 50 years didn't recognize!
Guest More than 1 year ago
If you visit Florida and are looking for only one book about natural places, trees, plants and animals there, this is the right book for you. It isn't complete, but most likely 99% of the wildlife you'll see will be in it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I bought this book shortly after moving to Florida two years ago and use it at least twice a week to identify all the wonderful wildlife that we're not familiar with! I have yet to find anything in the wild that is not identified in this book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a fantastic book that has a little bit of florida on every page. It is very educational. This book is compact and small enough to fit inside your backback when hiking or visiting one of Florida's many beautiful parks.