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National Audubon Society field guide to the Rocky Mountain states
Alden, Peter.
First edition, Chanticleer Press edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Knopf : Distributed by Random House, 1999.

Physical Description:
447 pages : illustrations (some color), color maps ; 20 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
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QH104.5.R6 N38 1998 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks

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The most comprehensive field guide available to the Rocky Mountain region--a portable, essential companion for visitors and residents alike--from the go-to reference source for over 18 million nature lovers.

This compact volume contains:

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 Rocky Mountain 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, mountains, 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, 11 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 Colorado, Idaho, Montana, or Wyoming, there can be no finer guide to the area's natural surroundings than the National Audubon Society Field Guide to the Rocky Mountain States.

Author Notes

Peter Alden is a leading naturalist and writer who lives in Concord, Massachusetts. He has traveled to over 100 countries and the seven continents, studying birds and leading nature tours for over 35 years. He has seen half of the approximately 9,000 species of birds in the world.

Throughout his distinguished career, Alden has been affiliated with the National Audubon Society and was an integral part of the formation of the American Birding Association. His is an international lecturer for museums and speaks local birding societies. He has also published coloring books for children.

Alden has written a comprehensive series of National Audubon Society Regional Field Guides to Florida, California, New England, and the Pacific Northwest. Each guide identifies 1,000 items of interest, such as birds, butterflies, mammals, wildflowers, and trees; includes an overview of the region's natural history; and lists some of the area's best places to visit, such as wildlife sanctuaries, parks, and beaches. Alden hopes these books will be an introduction to millions of people who want to learn about and enjoy the natural world.

Alden's other works include Finding Birds Around the World, the National Audubon Society Field Guide to African Wildlife and the Peterson First Guide to Mammals of North America.

(Bowker Author Biography)