Kaufman: Field Guide to Nature of New England

  • The perfect one-volume guide to nature of the six New England states: Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine
  • All major groups of living things are included: wildflowers, trees, shrubs, vines, ferns, mushrooms, lichens, mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, fishes, butterflies, moths, other insects, spiders and other invertebrates, seashells, tidepool creatures, seaweeds, and so on
  • Well over 1,000 species described and pictured: a careful selection of the animals and plants that people are most likely to notice
  • Illustrated with well over 2,000 images based on photos
  • Detailed range maps for species in most groups
  • Lively, informative text describes the habits of each species, as well as identification marks, with clear, non-technical language
  • Designed for ease of use, with similar species grouped together
  • Detailed star charts show all major constellations of the night sky
  • Chapters on geology, habitats, and conservation

The New England states, so rich in human history, are also abundantly blessed in terms of natural history. An astonishing diversity of living things can be found in the woods, fields, marshes, and coastlines of this region, and even in back yards and city parks. A person who begins to notice the wonders of nature need never be bored here.

This rich diversity of life is wonderful, but it also can be frustrating if we want to be able to name our finds. Many good field guides exist for specific groups, such as birds, butterflies, or mammals, but we can’t be carrying all these guides all the time. The Kaufman Field Guide to Nature of New England was designed to work as a handy one-volume guide for anyone curious about the outdoors – anyone who wants to identify that turtle crossing the road, that flashy wildflower beside the path, that distinctive shell on the beach.

Kenn Kaufman and Kimberly Kaufman traveled throughout the New England states at all seasons of the year while researching this guide. They have both taught many sessions at the famed Audubon Camp on Hog Island, Maine, and have worked with nature centers, museums, and bird clubs throughout the region.  Kenn Kaufman is a lifelong naturalist and the originator of the Kaufman Field Guide series.  Kimberly Kaufman is currently executive director of the Black Swamp Bird Observatory in Ohio, and a contributing editor to Birds & Blooms magazine.

Kaufman Field Guide to Nature of New England.  Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Co., Boston.  ISBN: 978-0-618-45697-0.

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Author: Kenn Kaufman and Kimberly Kaufman

Copyright: 2012

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Co.

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