Download and read online National Audubon Society Field Guide to the Rocky Mountain States in PDF and EPUB Identifies the different types of plant and animal life in this region, and offers an overview of its natural history
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Download and read online The National Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Birds in PDF and EPUB A revised edition of the popular field guide includes hundreds of all new, full-color photographs, along with information on diverse species of eastern birds, their characteristics, habitats and ranges, identification tips, and more. 200,000 first printing.
Download and read online A Field Guide to Rocky Mountain Wildflowers in PDF and EPUB This guide describes 590 species, with detailed information on flowering season, related species, range, and habitat. More than 100 plant drawings supplement these descriptions, and more than 200 color photographs show flowers as they appear in the field.
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Download and read online Earth s Landscape An Encyclopedia of the World s Geographic Features 2 volumes in PDF and EPUB This unusual encyclopedia brings together in-depth information on more than 450 natural geographic features from around the world and offers an array of creative tools to promote critical thinking and classroom discussion. • Provides a one-stop reference for students of geography and environmental and earth sciences • Offers global coverage of diverse features, whether terrestrial, aquatic, geological, ecological, or physiographic • Includes an overview of the various kinds of landforms of the world, how they are formed, and how they continue to change over time • Explains each feature's origins and significance, as well as major environmental issues in which it's involved • Indicates the importance of features to the development of Western science and contemporary scientific thought in fields such as evolutionary biology, paleontology, plate tectonics, and climate change • Features a "Top 10s Appendix" to provoke student interest through statistics such as the tallest mountains, largest lakes, and longest rivers
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Download and read online National Audubon Society Field Guide to Florida in PDF and EPUB Identifies one thousand types of Florida's plant and animal life, offers an overview of its natural history, and describes the state's beaches, parks, preserves, and forests