Nature of Southeast Alaska A Guide to Plants, Animals, and Habitats

ISBN-10: 0882409905
ISBN-13: 9780882409900
Edition: 3rd 2014 (Revised)
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Description: Everything you ever wanted to know about the flora and fauna of Southeast Alaska is contained in the third edition of this lively field guide to the natural world, from bears to banana slugs, mountains to murrelets. The unique features of the book  More...

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Book details

List price: $18.99
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2014
Publisher: Graphic Arts Center Publishing Company
Publication date: 3/3/2014
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 310
Size: 5.75" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

Everything you ever wanted to know about the flora and fauna of Southeast Alaska is contained in the third edition of this lively field guide to the natural world, from bears to banana slugs, mountains to murrelets. The unique features of the book include In-depth information about how wildlife coexists with the environmentDetailed discussions of mammals, birds, fish, invertebrates, fungi, and plantsDetailed map of wilderness areas in Southeast AlaskaMore than 200 black-and-white illustrationsA bibliography, list of common and scientific names, and an indexIn-depth guide to Southeast Alaska’s flora and fauna; more than an identification manual, Nature explores how the species and habitats encountered in the woods and waters of Southeast Alaska fit into the bigger picture.New to this edition:More than 100 new illustrations than in the previous edition, many never before published, as well as new maps and photosMajor expansion of sections on geology, old-growth forests, marine mammals, and amphibiansFifty-two new sidebars—written in the first person to give the text a more personal touch­—that describe recent findings or experiences.Sweeping updates and elaborations to chapter narratives—often thanks to technology unknown in 1992. The update of this Southeast bestseller has been long on the wish list of Alaska retailers.Alaska saw an increase in tourism in 2012.Tourism is a major sector of Alaska’s economy attracting 1.5+ million visitors annually.Southeast Alaska is our best market due to cruise traffic sales. Of the 1.5 million visitors in 2010: 58% (878,000) came by cruise.Direct visitor industry spending is more than $2 billion annuallyTourism is the second-largest private sector employer, and accounts for one in eight Alaskan jobs.One in three visitors return and 78% recommend to friends.Top 5 activities of Alaska visitors: 69% shop, 52% wildlife, 49% cultural, 39% sightseeing, 38% trainThe average age of Alaska visitors is fifty-two years old 

Bob Armstrong has pursued a career in Alaska as a biologist, naturalist, and nature photographer since 1960. He is the author of the best-selling book Nature of Southeast Alaska and numerous other popular and scientific books and articles on the natural history of the state. He lives in Juneau, Alaska. www.naturebob.com

O'Clair taught biology on the faculty of the University of Alaska Southeast in Juneau, Alaska, for fifteen years, leaving in 1993 to devote full time to writing. She has a Ph.D. in zoology from the University of Washington in Seattle.

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