The Laws Field Guide to the Sierra Nevada by Laws, John Muir

The Laws Field Guide to the Sierra Nevada -- John Muir Laws - Paperback

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In this groundbreaking and meticulously field-tested guide, the rich variety of Sierra life--trees, wildflowers, ferns, fungi, lichens, fish, reptiles, amphibians, birds, mammals, and insects--comes alive.

Easy-to-use features include:

  • Intuitive organization, color tabs, and simple keys;
  • Similar-looking species side by side;
  • Over 2,800 full-color illustrations;
  • Range maps of species that are otherwise difficult to distinguish;
  • Index of common and scientific names;
  • Lightweight and compact--ideal for backpacking.

Impressively detailed and comprehensive, the guide includes:

  • More than 1,700 species;
  • Descriptions of behavior, adaptations, and interactions between species;
  • Species and topics not found in most guides, including aquatic life, spiders and webs, plankton, plant galls, bark beetle galleries, animal tracks and evidence, seasonal star charts, weather patterns, and cloud formations.

Author: John Muir Laws
Publisher: Heyday Books
Published: 06/01/2007
Pages: 368
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 1.20lbs
Size: 8.70h x 4.50w x 0.90d
ISBN: 9781597140522

Review Citation(s):
Scitech Book News 12/01/2007 pg. 49