A Field Guide to Eastern Forests, North America

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 1988 - Nature - 488 pages
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This field guide includes all the flora and fauna you're most likely to see in the forests of eastern North America. With 53 full-color plates and 80 color photos illustrating trees, birds, mammals, wildflowers, mushrooms, reptiles, amphibians, butterflies, moths, beetles, and other insects.
  

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A field guide to eastern forests, North America

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This latest edition to the "Peterson Field Guide'' series seeks to train the reader to recognize patterns that define a woodland. Calling his book a "field guide to ecology,'' Kricher introduces basic ... Read full review

Review: A Field Guide to Eastern Forests: North America (Peterson Field Guides #37)

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I bought this book several years ago while studying Ecology in college. At first I used it as a true field guide when hiking in the Virginia forests. Now I keep it handy as a reference book. I often ... Read full review

Contents

COMMCNITIES OF PLANTS AND ANIMALS 58
5
EASTERN DECIDLOCS FOREST COMMLNITIES 72
16
SOLTHERN FOREST COMMLNITIES 103
35
4 DISTURBANCE AND PIONEER PtANTS 154
21
Boreal Forest 122
22
LANDSCAPE PATCHES FOREST FRAGMENTATION 210
10
Plate 20 Herbs of Old Fields Adaptations 220
20
3 Selected Goldenrods and Asters 226
24
PATTERNS OF FRCITING AND SEED DISPERSAL 332
53
MILKWEED ECOLOGY 341
65
DISTRACTION PATTERNS OF BCTTERFLIES
2
LEAF ROLLERS FOLDERS TIERS AND MINERS 360
8
Boreal Bog 124
21
PATTERNS OF BIRD NESTING 381
29
WildflowersHahitat and Growth Form 392
43
Adaptations of Reptiles 404
46

ADAPTATION 250
36
6 PATTERNS OF SPRING 269
55
AMPHIBIANS IN SPRING 281
3
BIRDS IN SPRING 294
19
MAMMAts DISPERSAt AND ROAD KIttS 308
36
PlateS Selected Salamanders 316
39
NATLRE IN SLMMER 320
42
Highquality Fruits of LateSummer and Fall 410
50
THE DECOMPOSERS 417
BIRDS MIXED FORAGING FLOCKS 442
VOLE CYCLES 450
Index 459
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About the author (1988)

John Kricher's works include the Peterson Field Guides tonbsp; Eastern Forests, Rocky Mountain and Southwestern Forests, and California and Pacific Northwest Forests .

Gordon Morrison is a well-known naturalist whose work has been praised by Roger Tory Peterson as "Marvelous, beautiful, excellent . . . Morrison's work is so inspiring that I wish such clear material was available when I was slowly learning ecology. . . . We owe a debt of gratitude to Gordon for his interpretive skills as an artist. He is a superb teacher who uses visual methods." Robert Bateman likened his work to that of Albrecht Durer and Andrew Wyeth. Gordon Morrison makes his home in Massachusetts.

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