Kaufman Field Guide To Nature Of The Midwest
  • Kaufman Field Guide To Nature Of The Midwest
  • Kaufman Field Guide To Nature Of The Midwest
ISBN: 0618456945
EAN13: 9780618456949
Language: English
Release Date: May 5, 2015
Pages: 416
Dimensions: 1.02" H x 7.56" L x 4.49" W
Weight: 1.19 lbs.
Format: Hardcover
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Book Overview

The only field guide to bring along to identify the birds, mammals, trees, wildflowers, insects, reptiles, amphibians, fish, spiders, mushrooms, ferns, rocks, and sky of the Midwest

Even if we focus on certain things in the outdoors, most of us are curious about everything else that might turn up. Serious birders, botanists, and entomologists all have their specialized guides, but this book isthe guide to everything else the one guide to take when you go out for a walk. Wow, that s a cool-looking mushroom. Wonder what it is. Hey, look at that weird insect.

Birds, mammals, trees, wildflowers, insects, reptiles, amphibians, fish, spiders, mushrooms, ferns, grasses, even constellations overhead and rocks underfoot it s all here. With authoritative yet broad coverage, nontechnical language, and more than two thousand color photographs, this book is an essential reference for nature lovers living in or visiting Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Iowa.

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   It's so fun to look things up as you spot them
In the car, keep a field guide to your region! It is so fun to look things up as you spot them.
   This book is perfect for all the wildlife we have at our house
This book is perfect for all the wildlife we have in our house. We identified so many plants, animals and insects that we never knew existed!
   Great content, not-so-great form factor
The content of this volume is great, with useful illustrations and basic information about the flora and fauna of the Midwest, especially the Great Lakes region, where I live. The book is tightly bound, causing it to close unless it is held open with two hands. This makes for awkward browsing in the field, where only one hand may be available, the other occupied by a camera, binoculars, walking stick or whatever. A spiral or other loosening would allow it to lie flat in one hand and be held open on a table, a lap or a tree trunk.
   Wonderful Field Guide for kids and adults
This guide was compiled thoughtfully by the authors to cover the natural habitat of the Midwest. It covers trees, woodland animals, birds, fish, reptilian stars, lands formation, etc... anything that relates to the region is in this book. It is written in a simple yet informative way and breaks each natural process or concept into small usable pieces, so that even a child can use and enjoy the guide. If you are looking for a gift to your nature loving friend or children, it will grow well used with them through the years. I would like to see edge protectors added to the future printing to protect the covers when it is in a backpack, like other high-quality guides, of which I consider this. Well done, everyone.
   Beautiful Clear Identifying Pictures
It is comprehensive with star charts, climate and geology, etc. The photos are helpful and the organization of plants and animals is nice. The number of states it is supposed to cover is rather small, which is not a problem for me, because I live in the middle of what it includes. I think this book would be very useful from rural Tennessee to Kansas and south to Pennsylvania, honestly. The Midwest is neglected by some other publishers, such as the Audubon Society, so that this book is a very welcome addition.
   Excellent, durable reference!
Book is an excellent book! I like that this book is mainly focused on the Midwest. Information about the habitats of different animals in the Midwest and conservation is also included. This is a very versatile book in a perfect size for taking it with you. I HIGHLY recommend '' this book! If you find my review helpful, mark it.
   Doesn't include Missouri.
I was very mad at myself for not reading all the reviews before buying this book. It does not include all the Midwest states. It looks like a great book, it's a shame that it won 't work for me.
   One of the Best!
Covers all wildlife in our area. Always have it in my pack when we go exploring.
   The book is easy to use and has great pictures of birds and ...
Then I bought it for my husband. He has recently retired and has taken the birds on a much larger scale than we did in winter. He was constantly asking me what species of bird is that? I know only a few birds and I am tired of saying I don 't have any idea, look it up on your phone. It is much easier to keep the book right there and he can compare it with the birds on the feeders. He loves her. He educates himself and me about the many types of birds we feed. The book is easy to use and has good pictures of birds and as a bonus all the other critters, plants etc. that are around here. He learned a lot about plants, bugs, etc and loves to share his new knowledge with everyone.
   If I could only take one general field guide for my region, this would be it
I like the Kaufman Field Guide to Birds of North America and regularly bring it with me when I go birding. Living in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, I decided to order his Field Guide to Nature of the Midwest to use perhaps as a general field guide when I go camping or on short hikes. Like his bird guide, the photographs in this guide are also excellent. Anyone who is very serious about birds, or wildflowers, or butterflies or mushrooms would naturally carry a field guide dedicated to their one specific subject. But outside of birding, I am not that serious about the other flora and fauna, and I think this book covers enough wildflowers, dragonflies, insects etc. In the Midwest, to serve a quite useful purpose, and would make for a handy volume to put in the backpack or keep in the camper. For this purpose, I highly recommend this book as a general one-stop guide, especially at $8.87, the price can not be beat.