Field Guide to Rocky Mountain and Southwest Forests

ISBN-10: 0395928974
ISBN-13: 9780395928974
Edition: 1998
List price: $19.95
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Description: This comprehensive field guide includes all the flora and fauna you're most likely to see in the forest communities of the Rocky Mountains and the Southwest. It includes 53 color plates and more than 80 color photos illustrating trees, birds,  More...

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Book details

List price: $19.95
Copyright year: 1998
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company
Publication date: 1/15/1999
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 400
Size: 4.00" wide x 7.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

This comprehensive field guide includes all the flora and fauna you're most likely to see in the forest communities of the Rocky Mountains and the Southwest. It includes 53 color plates and more than 80 color photos illustrating trees, birds, mammals, wildflowers, mushrooms, reptiles and amphibians, butterflies, beetles, and other insects.

Roger Tory Peterson, one of the world"s greatest naturalists, received every major award for ornithology, natural science, and conservation, as well as numeroushonorary degrees, medals, and citations, including the Presidential Medal of Freedom. The Peterson Identification System has been called the greatest invention since binoculars, and the Peterson Field Guides� are credited with helping to set the stage for the environmental movement.

Editor's Note
Acknowledgments
Preface
How to Use This Book
Forest Ecology 14
Essay: Plant-Herbivore Wars
Life Zones
Widespread Western Mammals and Birds
Essay: Elk and Sexual Selection
Essay: Pale Rump Patches
Essay: Antlers and Horns
Essay: The Selfish Herd and the Solitary Hunter
Essay: Old World and New World Vultures
Widespread Western Mammals
Widespread Birds of Open Areas
Widespread Forest Birds
West Meets East: Great Plains Forests
Prairie Riparian Forest
Essay: The Eastern Kingbird's Dual Personality
Essay: Lumping and Splitting on the Great Plains
Black Hills Forest
Essay: What Is a Community?
Prairie Riparian Forest
Black Hills Forest
South Texas Forests
Gulf Coast Live Oak Forest
Edwards Plateau Forest
Essay: Mexican Birds
Lower Rio Grande Forest
Essay: Lower Rio Grande Valley Wildlife Corridor
East Texas Pine Forest
Edwards Plateau Forest
Lower Rio Grande Forest I
Lower Rio Grande Forest II
Rocky Mountain Forests
Great Basin Desert
Shortgrass Prairie
Pinyon-Juniper Forest
Essay: The Interlocking Fates of Jays and Pinyons
Ponderosa Pine Forest
Essay: Bird Guilds
Aspen Grove
Lodgepole Pine Forest
Essay: Was Smokey Wrong? The Ecological Role of Fire
Riparian Forest
Spruce-Fir Forest
High Pine Forest
Timberline-Alpine Tundra
Animals of the Alpine Tundra
Essay: The Social Orders of Marmots
Pinyon-Juniper Forest
Ponderosa Pine Forest
Aspen Grove
Lodgepole Pine Forest
Riparian Forest
Spruce-Fir Forest
High Pine Forest
Animals of the Timberline-Alpine Tundra
Southwest Forests
Arroyo and Desert Scrub
Essay: Sonoita Creek, Oasis in the Desert
Mexican Madrean Foothill Forest
Arizona Madrean Foothill Forest
Arizona Canyon Riparian Forest
Southwest Mountain Forest
Essay: Arizona's Occasional Parrot
Chihuahua Desert
Essay: How a Grassland Becomes a Desert
Giant Saguaro Cactus Forest
Essay: The Saguaro: Keystone Species of the Bajada
Arroyo and Desert Scrub
Mexican Madrean Foothill Forest
Arizona Madrean Foothill Forest
Arizona Canyon Riparian Forest
Southwest Mountain Forest
Giant Saguaro Cactus Forest
References
Index

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