The Urban Naturalist

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Courier Corporation, 1998 - Nature - 242 pages
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This informative, useful field guide reveals the amazing biodiversity within city and suburban landscapes, including trees, insects and other invertebrates, fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds, and mammals. The author explains why these organisms live in cities and how they survive, offers tips on which species to look for, and shares hundreds of fascinating facts.
  

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Few books describe the plants and animals that coexist with man in the world's fastest growing habitaturban areas. But despite an excellent concept, this book disappoints. Both native and introduced ... Read full review

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It is absolutely mind-bending to understand how many wild creatures actually inhabit urban habitats. But I would have like less descriptions of species and more discussion about how they interact Read full review

Contents

Introduction
1
Grasses and Wildflowers
9
Trees
30
Insects and Other Invertebrates
52
Fish
94
Amphibians
108
Reptiles
120
Birds
139
Mammals
180
Conclusion
209
Index
227
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About the author (1998)

STEVEN D. GARBER, Ph.D., has taught biology at Cornell University, the City University of New York, and Rutgers University. He has worked as a biologist at the American Museum of Natural History, the National Park Service, Yale University's Peabody Museum of Natural History, and the New York City Parks Department. Garber is the author of The Urban Naturalist and the first edition of Biology: A Self-Teaching Guide (Wiley).

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