Field Guide to the Southwestern States


The most comprehensive field guide available to the flora and fauna of the American Southwest—a portable, essential companion for visitors and residents alike—from the go-to reference source for over 18 million nature lovers.

This compact volume contains:

An easy-to-use field guide for identifying 1,000 of the region's wildflowers, trees, mushrooms, mosses, fishes, amphibians, reptiles, birds, butterflies, mammals, and much more;

A complete overview of the southwestern region's natural history, covering geology, wildlife habitats, ecology, fossils, rocks and minerals, clouds and weather patterns, and the night sky;

An extensive sampling of the area's best parks, preserves, mountains, forests, and wildlife sanctuaries, with detailed descriptions and visitor information for 50 sites and notes on dozens of others.

The guide is packed with visual information—the 1,500 full-color images include more than 1,300 photographs, nine maps, and 16 night-sky charts, as well as more than a hundred drawings explaining everything from geological processes to the basic features of different plants and animals.

For everyone who lives or spends time in Arizona, Nevada, New Mexico, or Utah, there can be no finer guide to the area's natural surroundings than the National Audubon Society Field Guide to the Southwestern States.

  • ISBN-13: 9780679446804
  • Genre: Field Guide
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Trim: 7.7" x 4.1"
  • Page count: 448 pages
  • Published by Knopf in 1999
  • Written by National Audubon Society
  • Contains 1200 full color photographs
  • Audience: adult
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