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Seashore Life of the Pacific Northwest

The Pacific Northwest is an amazing region to view the abundant marine life found in the intertidal zone (the area between high and low tide). At low tide an incredible world of marine life is unveiled! With this guide you will be able to identify many of the creatures that you may find here. Using crisp, clear photographs along with short, detailed descriptions you will also be able to identify the numerous types of shellfish that you may collect for the table.

Additional information included in this guide includes:
• The major groups of marine life
• Species identification for shellfish collecting
• Tips for staying safe while visiting the seashore
• Tips for viewing marine life in an environmentally friendly manner.

With this guide you will look at the marine life around you in a whole new light! This 12-panel guide, conveniently folds up into a packet narrow enough to fit in a back pocket, glove box or backpack yet sturdy enough to stand up to outdoor use—durable lamination also makes it waterproof. Size: 4”x 9” folded; 9” x 24.5” unfolded.

ISBN: 978-1-954018-09-9

Available February 2022

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California Rocks: A Guide to Gems, Minerals and Crystals

California Rocks is a colorful quick identification guide to rocks and minerals in California. While accurate identification of rocks and minerals often requires extensive laboratory techniques, many are easily identified by unique combinations of features. This guide bases identification of rocks and minerals on color, hardness, crystal shape, and unique features.

The rocks and minerals in this guide have been chosen specifically because they are either unique to California or commonly available and easily identified. The guide also provides brief descriptions of the different classes of rocks, differences between rocks and minerals, and accepted mineral groupings.

This waterproof, pocket-sized quick reference also contains information on proper collection and documentation of specimens you may find, and rules and regulations concerning such activities. Collectors of every level will find this information helpful. This guide is a must-have for anyone who wants a quick and easy way to identify rocks and minerals they may encounter in their outdoor activities.

ISBN: 978-1-732875-26-5

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Mushrooms of California

Did you ever find a mushroom and wonder what species it was? The mushrooms of California always intrigue! This guide will help you learn about 54 of the most common edible and poisonous species found in this region. Using crisp, clear photographs along with short, detailed descriptions you will learn which common mushrooms to watch for. Additional information included in this guide includes:

• How to make a spore print
• A diagram illustrating the parts of a mushroom
• Illustrations of the major mushroom groups

With this guide you will look at the mushrooms around you in a whole new light! This 12-panel guide, conveniently folds up in to a packet narrow enough to fit in a back pocket, glove box or backpack yet sturdy enough to stand up to outdoor use—durable lamination also makes it waterproof. Size: 4”x 9” folded; 9” x 24.5” unfolded.

ISBN: 978-1-943334-96-4

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Bats of Western North America

Bats are one of the most unique and mysterious animals on earth. You may have feared them or have been fascinated by them. Either way, you have wanted to learn more. This is your chance. Their nocturnal habits make them difficult to photograph and document. However, this guide provides the expert and the novice alike the visual cues and scientific observations to identify bats from the Cascades Mountains to Chihuahuan Desert.

This 12-panel guide, conveniently folds up in to a packet narrow enough to fit in a back pocket, glove box, or tackle box yet sturdy enough to stand up under repeated use—durable lamination also makes it waterproof. Size: 4”x 9” folded; 9” x 24.5” unfolded.

ISBN: 978-1-943334-56-8

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Birds of Southwest Arizona and Southeast California

Birds of Southwest Arizona and Southeast California is a quick and easy to use, light-weight, durable, all-weather field guide to the inspiring and remarkably varied birdlife of the desert southwest. Unlike most guides to the region, this guide does not stop at artificial state lines—rather it treats a representative sample of birds inhabiting Southwestern Arizona’s and Southeastern California’s portions of the great Sonoran and Mojave deserts as a whole, bisected by the Lower Colorado River Valley.

Stunning digital photographs depict 130 species of common and notable birds, enabling users to identify nearly every commonly-occurring and regional bird specialty they encounter—day or night—in an area spanning from Phoenix, Gila Bend, the Tohono O’odham Nation, Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument and Yuma in southern Arizona, west through the Lower Colorado River Valley to California’s Salton Sea and Anza Borrego Desert State Park, then north to Joshua Tree National Park, Mojave National Preserve, Bullhead City, Kingman, and all points between.

Aimed at beginning and intermediate birders, the guide will easily fit into any daypack, pocket or glove compartment, facilitating easy field identification—whether in a backyard, on a family vacation, or a serious birding trip visiting the best birding hot spots in the region.

ISBN: 978-1-936913-30-5

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