National Geographic Illustrated Guide to Nature: From Your Back Door to the Great Outdoors
|Rating||:||4.85 (883 Votes)|
|Number of Pages||:||448 Pages|
"This terrific book is a doorway to a wider, richer universe — for children and adults alike."-- Richard Louv, author of The Nature Principle: Reconnecting with Life in a Virtual World and Last Child in the Woods
. National Geographic cartographers create award-winning maps using state-of-the-art software for cartography and Geographic Information Systems (GIS). The results are clear, detailed maps that make map reading fun and informative
Point out constellations in the night sky and recognize planets visible to the naked eye. Generously illustrated and logically organized with pointers, pictures, and identification tips, this is the ultimate field guide, an essential family reference and an excellent starting point for anyone eager to learn more about the natural world.. Five field guides in one, representing a total of 800 of North America's most common wildflowers, trees, rocks and minerals, constellations, and weather patterns. Each chapter identifies 160 species or phenomena by giving key information for each plus a readable paragraph accompanied by photos and original art that help you sharpen your eyes and knowledge. Bursting with beautiful images and completely authoritative text, this comprehensive nature field guide will help families, amateur adventurers, and empty nesters enjoy and understand nature--from wilderness camping to their own backyard. This nature guide introduces you to constellations and weather, rocks and minerals, plants and wildflowers, and trees and shrubs. Learn to read the clouds--and understand why one shape predicts rain and another sunshine. All of the most common varieties in each natural category in North are identified and explained, from quartz and granite to dandelions and oak trees
Five Stars Very nice book. Good price!. Amazon Customer said wonderful, concise, pictures make it easy to identify items. such a great and helpful guide! great pictures, nice brief descriptions to help you i.d. varoius things like flowers, trees, and rocks, and great descriptions of different ecosystems. it really is a nice, concise guide of a huge part of nature. not lightweight enough to carry on your hiking trip, but can definitely take the place of multiple other books.. "Great book even for younger readers" according to Big Wave Betty. My stepdaughter (age 7) loves this book and often talks about the pictures a lot. It has a bunch of sections for things like the names of clouds, what various minerals look like, etc. There were a lot of things I'd never heard of, which is pretty cool. The reading is a little advanced for her, but I don't think that matters because she enjoys the pictures. I've enjoyed reading it too!