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.
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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.Click here to view an electronic sample »
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.Click here to view an electronic sample »
Warblers of North America provides comprehensive coverage of all the regularly occurring warblers of NA, plus a few rarities. Over 150 photos include breeding adults, nonbreeding and first-winter plumages of many species where pertinent, and immature male and female photos of some species. Similar species are often shown adjacent to each other to allow for direct comparison in the field.
Each species includes a short description of their physical and plumage features, body and wingspan measurements, and preferred habitats. The status of each species, including seasonal frequency, resident or migrant occurrence, along with the habitat preferences are noted, and geographic occurrence for most species is provided.
These guides differ from other similar products by the increased number of photos for each species, which allows readers to compare a variety of individuals on the same page. This laminated, waterproof, folding field guide is a must for anyone who wants to identify warblers anywhere in North America—and they fit in your back pocket when you complete your ID conclusion. You’ve tried the rest; now try the best quick reference guides for North American warblers.Click here to view an electronic sample »
This comprehensive guide includes multiple photos of every owl found in North America, including some regional subspecies. Some species have up to six photos that show plumage variation, sexual differences and behavior, with 75 photos representing the 19 species of owls found in North America. Most other similar guides only show two or three photos of each species, which is why this guide is more helpful in field conditions.
Accompanying text provides tips on how to identify each owl, including how they differ from other similar owls, as well as their calls and vocalizations. The ability to see similar owl species in side by side comparison is the key to your ID success, and this guide allows that to happen due to the foldable panels.
Nine species of nighthawks and nightjars are also shown at the end of this guide, with multiple photos showing nighthawks in flight for ID comparison. All nightjars found in North America are also shown here, with text explaining how each differs from the others. This waterproof guide is invaluable for your field identification of these two birds groups.Click here to view an electronic sample »