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by James S. McCormac,Krista Kagume

eBook Great Lakes Nature Guide download ISBN: 9768200510
Author: James S. McCormac,Krista Kagume
Publisher: Lone Pine; 1 edition (May 15, 2009)
Language: English
Pages: 240
ePub: 1144 kb
Fb2: 1131 kb
Rating: 4.5
Other formats: mobi lrf lit txt
Category: Math Sciences
Subcategory: Biological Sciences

The natural heritage of the Great Lakes region endures despite intense population and industrial pressures. With this handy guide, perfect for the amateur naturalist, you'll gain a whole new appreciation for the biodiversity of this incredible region. Learn how to identify 452 species of mammals, birds, amphibians, reptiles, fish, invertebrates, trees, shrubs, grasses and ferns common to the Great Lakes area:

* Color illustrations of each species* Native uses of plants* Animal behavior* Ecology and range* Similar species cross-referenced* Color maps showing ecoregions, parks and nature areas across the Great Lakes states: New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana, Michigan, Illinois, Wisconsin and Minnesota..

Comments: (7)
For those interested in the natural world of the Great Lakes, the authors present a compact, wide-reaching reference book. Whether one lives in the Great Lakes area or plans to visit the region, the "Great Lakes Nature Guide" offers a lot of information in an uncluttered format. Divided into two major sections, Animals and Plants, color-coded chapters include: Mammals; Birds; Amphibians & Reptiles; Fish; Invertebrates; Trees; Shrubs & Vines; and Forbs, Ferns & Grasses. Each individual entry within a chapter includes an illustration, a descriptive paragraph, and a helpful "where found". There is a Glossary and an Index at the back, along with a helpful Reference Guide for a quick look-up at the front of the book. This is a very handy resource showing the great variety of natural subjects found in the Great Lakes region.
The product was as advertised and delivery was extremely prompt!
I have needed a comprehensive guide for a few years now and this was just the thing. I have lots of bird guides, but have wanted a guide to all the flora and fauna that was native to Michigan.
Great, easy & quick reference guide!
The Great Lakes Nature Guide has birds, mammals, reptiles, fish, invertebrates, trees, shrubs & vines, forbs, ferns & grasses all in one book. No need to buy several books on Michigan wildlife. Easy to find what you are looking for.
Handy to take with you on a hike or trip.
This book is an EXCELLENT all-in-one guidebook to have with you in when you're out in nature in the Great Lakes. It's not as detailed as some of the other guides that are out there, but the advantage is that it covers both flora and fauna all in one book so there's no need to lug around 6 or 7 different guidebooks in your pack.

I borrowed this from my library at first but after about a week I realized it was a really great resource to own and ran out and bought a copy for myself. Now I don't go to the park without it!
I purchased this book for my vacation in Michigan's Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. I found it to be a helpful and interesting field guide that my children could also enjoy.