Naturalist's Guide to Observing Nature

Naturalist's Guide to Observing Nature

Book - 2006
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An innovative guide to making the most of the wilderness experience, illustrated throughout with attractive line drawings
Includes a "field guide to field guides," evaluating the resources available to readers and showing how to use them most successfully
Author is an experienced teacher and wildlife researcher

According to the U.S. Forest Service, nearly half of all Americans spend time observing, identifying, or photographing wildlife and plants, and they invest billions of dollars annually on cameras, binoculars, guided tours, videos, handbooks, and field guides. Still, many people lack the basic skills and insights needed to make effective use of these resources. This remarkable handbook takes a step back from the sea of information to take a fresh look at the fundamentals of observing nature. Advocating a holistic approach, it shows how to move beyond memorization of facts and become better attuned to your surroundings; rather than simply comparing a bird to a picture in a field guide, you'll learn to observe its habitat, its posture, its movement, and a host of other factors. Not only will you be able to identify wildlife more accurately - you'll also gain a deeper understanding of the natural processes going on around you, and you'll enjoy a much richer and more meaningful outdoor experience.
Publisher: Mechanicsburg, PA : Stackpole Books, c2006
Edition: 1st ed. --
ISBN: 9780811732680
Branch Call Number: 508 Rin 3558ad 1
Characteristics: xi, 116 p. :,ill


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