Book Description Golden Guides from St. That aside, I still think that this guide is a good choice and starting point for beginners. It contains full-color drawings of the most common birds that a person is likely to see. For example, I had a lovely antique plate that I wanted to put up for auction. But other than that, they're cute, informative, and a nice format for kids.
The text also points out the differences between males and females, and related birds that are similar. Special features include: Where to look for wildflowers Tips on how to collect and grow them Simplified range maps As an added aid to quick and easy identification, the flowers are grouped according to color. I know the most popular ones but I needed a book that would give me the names of ones you don't see anymore. He sees birds all the time here in Kansas, and doesn't really know much about them. Reliable customer service and no-hassle return policy. Even though I don't take this guide into the field anymore, it's not because I don't like it.
I still have the older and also the newer edition. We have several, and they're fun for all of us to use together. My husband made it so they can't get to the feeders! The only quibble I have about these decks is that sometimes when they're completely fanned out, the edges of the illustrations get caught up in each other, making it hard to close them properly. Martin's Press feature modern, new covers as part of a multi-year, million-dollar program to revise, update, and expand the complete line of guides for a new generation of students. This is the perfect bird book for beginners at any age. This Golden Guide shows you how with 150 full-color illustrations, including: Charts of the major constellations Tables to help locate the planets Up-to-date explanations of meteors, comets, eclipses, and other celestial objects Ideal for classroom use, to take along on vacations, and for use at home.
It is small, but it is full of info and has a lot of pictures. However, the reading content provides decent descriptions of what's depicted in the images +1 star and it only cost three bucks +1 star. . Whether it's over eager young scientists year after year, or rigorous requirements that come once-in-a lifetime. Book Summary: The title of this book is Birds and it was written by , , Editor. The back of the guide also contains a listing of scientific names for the birds illustrated and an index. I of course asked him numerous questions and all he knows is what it looks like, hence, the book.
A great purchase for the beginner or intermediate observer. Relaunched in 2000, Golden Guides from St. For the parent with curious children, Herbert S. Most of the drawings share the same page as the text and range map, but a few of the drawings are on the right page, while the text and range maps are on the left page. Get in touch with our team.
Martin's Press Stars: A Fully Illustrated, Authoritative and Easy-to-Use Guide A Golden Guide from St. She doesn't have a lot of interests, and she doesn't like to read. Martin's Press, United States, 2001. Special features include: Where to look for wildflowers Tips on how to collect and grow them Simplified range maps As an added aid to quick and easy identification, the flowers are grouped according to color. They won't let you down, no matter what they're up against. These hip-pocket sized books are nicely designed and simple enough so that children can use them on their own after just a little guidance. With full-color pictures and readable text, this guide identifies representative species and describes: Their characteristics and habits Growth, courtship and enemies Where they are found Includes information on poisonous species and how to collect, preserve, and raise spiders.
To buy this book at the lowest price,. I would give it a one star based on the fact that the charts and images can't be magnified. The original of this book, in hardcover, is fabulous. Emphasis is on those with showy petals and those that the amateur is most likely to see. In the current edition there have been some minor changes, such as adding the cattle egret, but it is essentially the same book that I used in the 1950s.
The text is good and gives the common name, length, description, behavior, verbal descriptions of vocalizations, and sometimes abundance. This introduction to the diverse yet little known world of spiders is packed with concise, accurate information. Don't give this as the only gift to someone, or that person will think that you are cheap! I don't suppose dedicated birders would have much use for this guide, but for those of us who think it would be fun to be able to name the birds that live in or migrate through our neighborhoods, this is a wonderful resource. The illustrations are charming and are among those I remember with fondness from my early days of interest in natural history. This is a practical beginner's guide to the most common American wildflowers.
My kids find the Fandex format easy to use, and the information on them accessible. This guide contains some nice introductory information. I am giving this to my sis-in-law along with some other things. This particular plate featured a bird sitting in a tree. Fish and Wildlife Service; Illustrated by Rudolf Freund Golden Guides first appeared in 1949 and quickly established themselves as authorities on subjects from Natural History to Science. Martin's Press feature modern, new covers as part of a multi-year, million-dollar program to revise, update, and expand the complete line of guides for a new generation of students.
It is such a joy to watch the beautiful creations of Jehovah. Martin's Press, United States, 2001. The paintings of the common loon, the black and turkey vultures, the red-tailed hawk and others, were especially memorable and I now realize that they set the tone for my later ability to identify most common birds without a guide. This was either the first or second guide that I started out with when I was very young. I find all of the drawings throughout this guide to be pretty good. This introduction to the diverse yet little known world of spiders is packed with concise, accurate information. Count on friendly voices at the other end of the phone and expert advice in your inbox.