A Guide to Field Guides: Identifying the Natural History of North America

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Libraries Unlimited, 1999 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 304 pages
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Field guides are often difficult to identify, since there is no specific subject heading for them and titles can be unreliable indicators of format. Yet these popular scientific tools (designed to assist amateurs in identifying plants, animals, and objects) are also widely used by scientists, naturalists, foresters, wildlife managers, and other professionals and most libraries contain numerous field guides in their collections. Focusing on the North American continent, this book, the first of its kind, identifies and describes major field guides in all scientific subject areas (from plants, animals, and insects to astronomy and weather, geology and fossils, and man-made objects). Organized by topic, it offers complete bibliographic information and descriptions of more than 1,300 field guides. This permits users to quickly and easily discover whether a guide is available for a particular subject and determine its scope and format. Invaluable as a ready reference and collection development tool, this

 

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Contents

Field Guide Series
1
Flora and Fauna
19
Eastern North America
22
Western North America
26
Plants
33
North America
34
Eastern North America
37
Western North America
44
Western North America
140
Insects and Arachnids
143
Eastern North America
148
Western North America
151
Fishes
155
Eastern North America
158
Western North America
161
Reptiles and Amphibians
165

Edible and Useful Plants
53
Eastern North America
57
Western North America
58
Mushrooms
63
North America
64
Eastern North America
68
Western North America
69
NonFlowering Plants
73
Eastern North America
75
Western North America
77
Trees and Shrubs
79
Eastern North America
82
Western North America
90
Wild flowers
97
Eastern North America
99
Western North America
111
Animals
125
Eastern North America
129
Western North America
131
Marine Invertebrates
135
Eastern North America
137
Eastern North America
167
Western North America
170
Birds
173
North America
174
Eastern North America
188
Western North America
196
Mammals
205
Eastern North America
212
Western North America
216
Astronomy and the Weather
223
Geology and Fossils
231
Eastern North America
237
ManMade Objects
239
Eastern North America
242
Western North America
243
Field Guide Publishers
245
Annotated Bibliography
251
AuthorIllustrator Index
261
TitleSeries Index
277
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About the author (1999)

DIANE SCHMIDT is Biology Librarian and Associate Professor of Library Administration, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

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