A Field Guide to Rocky Mountain and Southwest Forests

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 1998 - Nature - 374 pages
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In one easy-to-carry volume, this comprehensive field guide includes plants and wildlife it would otherwise take ten field guides to cover - all the flora and fauna you're most likely to see in the forest communities of the Rocky Mountains and the Southwest. With 53 color plates and more than 80 color photos illustrating trees, birds, mammals, wildflowers, mushrooms, reptiles and amphibians, butterflies, beetles, and other insects, this is the one field guide to carry!
 

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Contents

How TO USE THIS BOOK I
PinyonJuniper Forest 244
WIttESPREAt t WESTERN MAMMALS ANt t BIRttS 59
GREAT PLAINS FORESTS 96
SOUTH TEXAS FORESTS
ARROYO AND DESERT SCRUB 265
ROCKY MOUNTAIN FORESTS
MEXICAN MAOREAN FOOTHILL FOREST 275
SOCTHWEST MOCNTAIN FOREST 299
CHIHUAHUA DESERT 309
GIANT SAGUARO CACTUS FOREST
7 Arroyo and Desert Scrub 330
Index 348
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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 homein Massachusetts. Roger Tory Peterson, one of the world's greatest naturalists, received every major award for ornithology, natural science, and conservation as well as numerous honorary degrees, medals, and citations, including the Presidential Medal of Freedom. The Peterson Identification System has been called the greatest invention since binoculars. These editions include updated material by Michael O'Brien, Paul Lehman, Bill Thompson III, Michael DiGiorgio, Larry Rosche, and Jeffrey A. Gordon. John Kricher's works include the Peterson Field Guides to Eastern Forests, Rocky Mountain and Southwestern Forests, and California and Pacific Northwest Forests .

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