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National Audubon Society Regional Guide to the Southeastern States: Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, ... (National Audubon Society Field Guide) Turtleback – September 28, 1999
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An easy-to-use field guide for identifying 1,000 of the state's wildflowers, trees, mushrooms, mosses, fishes, amphibians, reptiles, birds, butterflies, mammals, and much more;
A complete overview of the southeastern region's natural history, covering geology, wildlife habitats, ecology, fossils, rocks and minerals, clouds and weather patterns, and the night sky;
An extensive sampling of the area's best parks, preserves, hiking trails, forests, and wildlife sanctuaries, with detailed descriptions and visitor information for 50 sites and notes on dozens of others.
The guide is packed with visual information -- the 1,500 full-color images include more than 1,300 photographs, 13 maps, and 16 night-sky charts, as well as more than 100 drawings explaining everything from geological processes to the basic features of different plants and animals.
For everyone who lives or spends time in Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, or Tennessee, there can be no finer guide to the area's natural surroundings than the National Audubon Society Field Guide to the Southeastern States.
About the Author
Gil Nelson, regional consultant and author of the habitats, flora, and parks and preserves sections of this guide, is a naturalist, writer, and educator who has contributed articles to many national and regional magazines. He lives in Tallahassee, Florida.
Top Customer Reviews
I take young people on wilderness trips for a living, and enjoy sharing with them my love of nature. I especially enjoy introducing them to members of the natural community, neighbors they have had all their lives but probably have never taken time to become aquainted with. I grew up in the southeast, before heading west in search of adventure. Now I am back, working with at-risk and adjudicated youth, taking them on canoe paddles in old cypress swamps and along inter-coastal waterways. I normally find a variety of great books to take on trips for my kids to consult when they spot something new. But here in my old stomping grounds, this is the best I could come up with.
The National Audubon guides are great for covering a wide range of information, from weather to constellations to identifying plants and animals. But they won't tell you much of anything about those plants and animals. I know there are naturalists and writers in the south who can do better. Would love to find them (in print) someday soon.
The pictures a nice, plus the descriptions give just enough that we know what we are looking at. Later, if we are so inclined, we can learn more about it online or at the library.
It covers pretty much everything you would be interested in outdoors in the Southeast - Topography & Geology; Habitats; Conservation & Ecology; Weather; Night Sky; Plants; Animals; Parks & Preserves.
If I had only one complaint, it is that the book covers too large and biodiverse a region, so the guide is seemingly incomplete. I have already found several insects that were not included in the guide.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is a very nice, compact reference book for the South Eastern region of the U.S., that can easily fit in my truck console or be put in my coat pocket to go out in the field... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
This is a very comprehensive guide to the outdoors in our region. We plan to take it as a resource on trips in our RV.Published 1 month ago by Joe Wilkins
I bought this book in 2000 or so, having already purchased several Audubon Guides. If you want the vast majority of the info from the individual Audubon Guides condensed into one... Read morePublished 1 month ago by UltraB
It's pretty good if you'd like a broad overview of the area. It definitely doesn't delve into all of the flora and fauna of the region but it gives a pretty good view of the... Read morePublished 5 months ago by lannabelle504
Excellent book. Always carried it in my pocket while backpacking until the kindle came out.Published 6 months ago by James R McLendon
The Audubon Society books are always great! Lots of information and illustrations. Purchased it for my son and his family as he is stationed in Mississippi. They all love it.Published 6 months ago by MaryJo
Not a bad guide but not a good one either. There is too little in-depth information on each featured animal, bird, reptile, insect, etc.Published 7 months ago by L. B. Lear