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The Nature Handbook: A Guide to Observing the Great Outdoors

Ernest H. Williams Jr.

Abstract

This book is a field guide that explores and explains the patterns of nature, providing new insight into observations of the natural world. The text offers scientifically current explanations of more than 225 observable patterns, along with a brief list of sources for further study. The descriptions add understanding of the principles and interactions that underlie these patterns, and include distinct behaviors and adaptations as well as broad distributional patterns. With about one page devoted to each observation, this book offers an ecological perspective and insight. The descriptions are g ... More

Keywords: field guide, natural world, patterns, ecological perspective, plants, animals, habitats

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2005 Print ISBN-13: 9780195179293
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2007 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195179293.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ernest H. Williams Jr., editor
Hamilton College

Contents

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1. FLOWERS AND SEEDS

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2. TREES

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3. PLANT FEATURES

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4. COLOR AND PATTERN

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5. ECOLOGY AND BEHAVIOR

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6. BIRDS

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7. INSECTS

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8. MOUNTAINS

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9. FORESTS

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10. FIELDS AND MEADOWS

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11. DESERTS AND PRAIRIES

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12. WATER AND WETLANDS

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13. COASTS

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14. GLOBAL PATTERNS

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Epilogue

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