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Naturalist's Guide to Observing Nature

Handbook / Manual

By: Kurt Rinehart

116 pages, Illus

Stackpole Books

Paperback | Dec 2006 | #160802 | ISBN: 0811732681
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NHBS Price: £18.99 $23/€21 approx

About this book

This remarkable handbook takes a step back from the sea of information to take a fresh look at the fundamentals of observing nature. Advocating a holistic approach, it shows how to move beyond memorising facts and becoming better attuned to your surroundings. Rather than simply comparing a bird to a picture in a field guide, you'll learn to observe its habitat, its posture, its movement, and a host of other factors. Not only will you be able to identify wildlife more accurately - you'll also gain a deeper understanding of the natural processes going on around you, and you'll enjoy a much richer and more meaningful outdoor experience.


Introduction; Getting Started; Birds, Mammals and their Tracks; Flowers and Trees; A Natural History Mystery; Field Guides and Other Resources; Index.

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Kurt Rinehart is director of the outdoor program at the Mountain School in Vershire, Vermont. He has participated in research projects across North America, studying mountain lions, jaguars, and wolves.

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