CONTENTS OF "NATURE": ANIMALS/PLANTS BIRDS/BIRDING ASTRONOMY/WEATHER
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TARANTULAS. Lund. Explains what the tarantula spider is, its housing
requirements, foods, its bite, breeding, and handling. Color photos, 96 pages.
Inventory =1. Order #: TFHP3560 cloth$9.95.
NATURALIST'S DIARY. Brown. Provides journal spaces to record entries and
includes tips on what to look for month by month.
Inventory = 1. Order #: PRHA7729 paper$9.95.
ARMADILLO: Geography of a Folk Critter. Smith. This unusual mammal is
extending its range from Mexico throughout the southern US. Illustrated.
Inventory = 1. Order #: UTEX4708 paper$6.95.
FAVORITE BACKYARD WILDLIFE. Harrisons. Lives of backyard neighbors--rabbits, chipmunks, raccoons, mice,
turtles, toads, birds, deer. Photos, 320 pages.
Inventory = 1. Order #: SISC7730 paper$12.95.
WILDERNESS. Bowman. Captures beauty of natural places. Color photos, 90
Inventory = 1. Order #: ZZSU6809 cloth$7.98.
ECOLOGY. Wachtel. How to keep your aquarium clean and healthy for the fish
through proper balance of light, temperature, and water and use of special filtering
substances. Color photos, 128 pages.
Inventory = 20. Order #: FHP3563 paper$14.95.
THE BEASTLY BOOK: 100 of the World's Most Dangerous Creatures. Hanson. Separates fact from
fiction for sharks, tigers, bears, snakes, insects. 100 drawings, 224 pages.
Inventory = 1. Order #: MACM4903 paper$12.00.
Miller. A guide to native plants of eastern North America with fleshy fruits,
including herbs, vines, shrubs, and trees. Illustrated, 64 little pages.
Inventory = 1. Order #: NASG5123 paper$5.95.
Unity of Form and Function. Alexander. Shows how the characteristics of animal
bones relate to how the animal performs, and how similar bone types occur in varied
species. Color photos, 223 large-format pages.
Inventory = 1.Order #: MACM8537 cloth$40.00.
ANIMALS (THE SIMON & SCHUSTER YOUNG READERS'). Walters. Facts about animal
groups; shared characteristics of form and behavior as exemplified by their species. Color
illustrations, 191 pages.
Inventory = 1. Order #: SISC1346 paper$7.95.
COUGAR ATTACKS: Encounters of the Worst Kind. Etling. Documents attacks by mountain lions on humans. 263 pages. Inventory = 1. ISBN: 1-58574-221-X. Order #: MISC4798 cloth$24.95
OF THE PACIFIC COAST. Harthill and O'Connor. Describes and illustrates 68 mosses in the woods
and mountains of the Pacific states, British Columbia, and Alaska. Drawings, 119 pages.
Covers scuffed. Out of print.
Inventory = 3. ISBN: 0-99704-024-7. Order #: NATG3605 paper$15.00.
THE CONCH BOOK. Carstarphen. All you ever wanted to know about the Queen Conch from
gestation to gastronomy: Identification of kinds, history, biology, collecting, cooking.
Illustrated, 80 pages.
Inventory = 1. Order #: BANY2190 paper$6.95.
MANAGEMENT. DeNahlik. How deer can be more successfully managed for greater yield
in their natural environment.
Inventory =2. Order #: ZZXS5179 cloth$9.95.
DESERT TREE FINDER. May Theilgaard Watts and Tom Watts, is a key to identifying trees of the deserts of California, Arizona, and New Mexico. Shows habitat and distribution of native trees and some commonly introduced non-native trees that survive in the harsh climate of the deserts and desert hills, where rainfall is too sparse to support pine trees. 64 pages.
Inventory = 33. ISBN: 978-0-912550-07-7. Order #: NASG0981 paper$5.95
PLANT LIFE: A Prentice-Hall Illustrated Dictionary. Walters & Holme For 9- to
14-year olds. 225 color illustrations, 160 large-format pages.
Inventory = 1. Order #: SISC2510 cloth$19.00.
OF BUTTERFLIES. Feltwell. 1,200 world species with size, appearance, range,
habitat, life cycle, migration. Over 1,000 color photos, 288 large-format pages.
Inventory = 1. Order #: MACM6387 cloth$40.00.
TREES (Eastern Region) OF NORTH AMERICA. Franklin. Audubon Society Pocket Guide
to the 80 most common species. 80 color photos 192 pages.
Inventory = 1.Order #: RAHO7078 paper$8.00.
FERN FINDER. Hallowell.
Identifies native northeastern and mid-western ferns.
Inventory = 12. ISBN: 0-912550-11-2. Order #: NASG0984 paper$4.95.
A FIELD GUIDE
TO BUTTERFLIES OF EASTERN NORTH AMERICA. Klots. Peterson Field Guide. How to
identify all species east of the Great Plains from Greenland to Mexico; where to find
them; habits; collecting. 247 shown in color, 365 pages.
Inventory = 1. Order #: HOMI613 paper$16.95.
A FIELD GUIDE TO EDIBLE WILD PLANTS OF EASTERN/NORTH CENTRAL NORTH AMERICA. Peterson.
370--where to find and pick, how to prepare. Color illustrations, 346 pages.
Inventory = 10. Order #: HOMI0604 paper$15.95.
A FIELD GUIDE
TO FERNS AND THEIR RELATED FAMILIES of Northeastern & Central North America.
Cobb. Ferns, horsetails, clubmosses, spikemosses, quillworts. Over 500 illustrations, 299
Inventory =2. Order #: HOMI2263 paper$14.95.
A FIELD GUIDE
TO REPTILES AND AMPHIBIANS OF EASTERN/CENTRAL NORTH AMERICA. Conant. Peterson Field Guide to 574
species; ranges, habits, habitats; collecting. 472 color illustrations, 543 pages.
Inventory = 2. Order #: HOMI605 paper$16.95.
TO WILDLIFE HABITATS OF EASTERN US. Benyus. Where birds, reptiles, mammals, and
amphibians live and feed; how best to watch and enjoy. 75 illustrations, 336 pages.
Inventory = 1. Order #: SISC7788 paper$16.00.
TO WILDLIFE HABITATS OF WESTERN US. Benyus. Observation tips for animals in 18
separate habitats. Illustrated, 336 pages.
Inventory = 1. Order #: SISC7787 paper$16.00.
FIRE--a force of nature: the story behind the
scenery. de Golia. How fires start, role of fire in nature, blazes,
suppression efforts. 48 larged-foramt pages, color illus.
Inventory = 2. ISBN: 0-88714-038-6. 1989. Order #: KCPU4429 paper$11.95
PATTERNS OF CHAOS--Discovering a New Aesthetic of Art, Science, and Nature.
Briggs. Explores the unique patterns left behind by unpredictable movements in nature.
Color photos, 192 large-format pages.
Inventory = 1. Order #: SISC4058 paper$20.00.
Audubon Society Nature Guide. Brown. Comprehensive field guide to birds,
wildflowers, trees, grasses, insects, and other natural wonders of North America's
prairies, fields, and meadows. Color photos.
Inventory = 1.Order #: RAHO2724 paper$16.95.
Fourteen Foldout Panoramas of the World's Ecological Zones. Hare. Includes rain
forest, savanna, desert, scrubland, mountain, grassland, forest, taiga, tundra, river and
lake, swamps and bogs, oceans, coasts, reefs. Color photos and drawings, 143 large-format
Inventory = 1. Order #: MACM8534 cloth$25.00.
LEOPARD CHANGED ITS SPOTS: The Evolution of Complexity. Goodwin. Notes that
complexity is an inherent and emergent quality of life, not merely the result of random
mutation and natural selection. Illustrated, 268 pages.
Inventory = 1. Order #: SISC1564 paper$14.00.
HOW TO PAINT
Inventory =2. Order #: HPBO6914 paper$6.95.
PRESERVE ANIMAL & OTHER SPECIMENS IN CLEAR PLASTIC. Harden. Instructions
on simple methods for preserving biological and mineral specimens in clear plastic.
Illustrated, 64 pages.
Inventory = 1; otherwise out of print. ISBN: 0-9611010-46-7. Order #: NATG5002 paper$6.95
NATURE THROUGH OUTDOOR PROJECTS. Brown. 36 strategies for turning the natural
environment into your own laboratory. Illustrated, 224 pages.
Inventory = 7. Order #: STAC1390 paper$14.95/60
Australia's Ancient Ones. Phillips. Behavior in the wild, life habits, rescue
efforts, endangered status. Color photos, 171 large-format pages.
Inventory = 1. Order #: MACM8532 cloth$27.50/50
FINDER. Russo & Olhausen. Guide to mammals of the Pacific coast states--their
tracks, skulls, and signs. Illustrated, maps, 92 pages.
Inventory = 26. ISBN:0-912550-16-3. Order #: NASG9536 paper$5.95
FINDER. Watts. A manual for the identification of trees by their leaves.
Drawings, 64 little pages.
Inventory = 4. Order #: NASG0990 paper$5.95
A MOSQUITO IS
Inventory =2. Order #: STER3451 cloth$7.95.
MY LIFE WITH
THE CHIMPANZEES. Goodall. The fascinating story of one of the world's most
Inventory = 1 Order #: SISC6322 paper$3.99/50.
The Natural World from Dusk to Dawn. Cloudsley-Thompson. Photographic guidebook
to nocturnal life for nature enthusiasts and general readers. 240 color photos, 192
Inventory = 1. Order #: FAOF5346 cloth$24.95.
THE OBJECT STARES
BACK: On the Nature of Seeing. Elkins. Explores how we see. Illustrated,
Inventory = 1. Order #: SISC1563 cloth$24.00.
THREATENED WILDLIFE. Perry. An ecological study on how to save hundreds of
species that are on the brink of extinction.
Inventory = 1. Order #: ZZXS5187 cloth$6.95.
Pacific Coast Berry Finder: a pocket
manual for identifying native plants with fleshy fruits.
by Glenn Keator, PhD, illustrated by Jeanne C.
Koelling. Dichotomous key identifies plants with fleshy fruits (pomes,
drupes, aggregates, accessory fruits, or true berries in botanical
language). This includes the familiar plants that we think of as berries,
like Raspberry or Wild Grape, but also many other plants with fleshy fruit,
such as Ceanothus, Junipers, Prickly Pear, and Yucca. (Many of the plants
identified have fruit that is known or suspected to be poisonous. This is
not a guide to edible plants.) Covers California, Oregon and Washington, and
would also be useful in BC, although the range maps stop at the border.
Includes all native genera and some naturalized ornamentals.
64 little pages.
Inventory = 7. ISBN: 978-0-912550-02-2. Order #: NASG0982 paper$5.95
Pacific Coast Fern Finder
Inventory = 24 ISBN: 978-0-912550-13-8. Order #: NASG0989 paper$5.95
FERN FINDER. Keator. Identifies ferns in California, Oregon, Washington.
Drawings, 64 little pages.
Inventory = 24. Order #: Order #: NASG0989 paper$5.95.
Pacific Coast Fish: a guide
to marine fish of the Pacific Coast of North America.
by Ron Russo, illustrated by Ann Caudle. Compact guide to marine fish. Put it in your tackle box to id what you catch, or read at home for information about the biology of fish, the marine food chain, and distribution of fish species. Detailed black-and-white illustrations of the fish, plus egg cases of sharks and skates, and shark teeth. Covers the waters off the Pacific Coast, from the Bering Straits to Cabo San Lucas (the southern tip of Baja California). Illustrated, 112 pages.
Inventory = 14. ISBN: Order #: NASG5065 paper$5.95.
Pacific Coast Mammals: a guide to
mammals of the Pacific Coast states, their tracks, skulls, and other signs. by
Ron Russo, illustrated by Pam Olhausen.
Guide to identifying mammals of the Pacific Coast states, whether you've
seen the animal itself, or come across tracks, droppings, or other clues it
has left behind. Includes tracks and prints, skulls, dental formulas (useful
if you find a jawbone or skull) a chart of animal silhouettes, scat
(droppings), and a key to other signs, such as chew marks, burrows and dens.
Illustrated with detailed line drawings. Includes range maps and a
bibliography. Covers California, Oregon, and Washington state. (Originally
published as Mammal Finder.) Illustrated,,96 pages.
Inventory = 9. ISBN: 978-0-912550-16-9. Order #: NASG3496 paper$6.95
AMERICAN WILDLIFE (A Practical Guide). McDonald. Presents basic photography and
equipment, special devices and applications, and tips on photographing insects, reptiles
and amphibians, birds, and mammals. Photos, 205 pages.
Inventory = 1. Order #: YELL5156 paper$7.95.
Golden Guide. Reid. Plants and animals that live in lakes, streams, wetlands;
observing and collecting. Color illustrations, 160 pages, 4"x 6".
Inventory = 1. Order #: WEST3330 paper$5.95.
REGION FLOWER FINDER. Watts. Identifies wildflowers on north coast of California.
Drawings, 64 little pages.
Inventory = 108. No ISBN. Order #: NASG0987 paper$4.95.
Behaviour and Ecology on the Reef and in the Aquarium. Thresher. Guide to many
species found on or around western Atlantic reefs. 171 pages. Originally published
by Palmetto at $17.95. I
nventory = 1. Order #: ZZXS5184 cloth$4.98/60.
the desert flower book. Miller. A couple hundred
coolor drawings and notes on common flowers of Southwest deserts. 68 little
Inventory =1. ISBN:0-933472-69-2. Order #: JOHN3772 paper$5.95
THE SECRET GARDEN: Dawn to Dusk in the Astonishing Hidden World of the Garden. Bodanis.
Marvels of nature that operate in normal gardens. Color photos, 186 pages.
Inventory = 1. Order #: SISC8151 cloth$25.00.
OF THE GRIZZLY: The Bears of Alaska's Famed McNeil River.
the behavior, social structure, basic biology and human-bear relationship in
this famous sanctuary. 161 large-format pages, color photos.
Inventory = 1. Order #: MISC3458 paper$22.95.
WHAT IS LIFE? Margulis & Sagan. A new and spirited explanation of the emergent levels of biological organization. Color photos, 207 large-format pages. Inventory = 1. Order #: SISC6108 cloth$40.00.
PLANTS OF THE CASCADES. Yocom. Covers lava beds and high mountains of Northern
California, Oregon, Washington, southwest British Columbia. Over 400 illustrations (4
color plates), 296 pages.
Inventory = 8; otherwise out of print. ISBN: 0-911010-80-7. Order #: NATG0962 paper$9.95.
YOUR GARDEN. Logsdon. Dealing with deer, rabbits, raccoons, moles, crows,
sparrows, and other of nature's creatures in ways that keep them around but away from your
fruits and vegetables. Illustrated, 288 pages.
Inventory = 1. Order #: RODA2378 cloth$14.95.
THE WILDLIFE OBSERVER'S GUIDEBOOK. Roth. Complete manual of tips and techniques for watching and studying wild animals throughout the year--in city, suburb, and countryside. Inventory = 1. Order #: PRHA7725 paper$9.95.
OF THE INTERMOUNTAIN WEST. Brown, Yocom, and Starbuck. Includes common
plants and habitats, mammals, birds, reptiles, and amphibians. ISBN:
Inventory=2. Order #: NATG3767 paper$10.95
WOODCRAFT. Phillips. Instructions and designs for carving figurines, plaques,
decorative boxes. Photos, 64 pages.
Inventory = 12; out of print. ISBN: 87961-066-2. Order #: NATG0938 paper$5.95.
WOODCRAFT. Same as above, with scuffed cover.
Inventory = 1; out of print. ISBN: 87961-066-2. Order #: NATG0938 paper$5.95.
FINDER. Watts. For identifying deciduous trees in winter. Drawings, 64 little
pages. No ISBN.
Inventory = 103.Order #: NASG0988 paper$4.95.
Winter Tree Finder: a manual for identifying deciduous trees in winter
Inventory = 5. ISBN: 978-0-912550-03-6. Order #: NASG0995 paper$5.95 check isbn
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FAVORITE BACKYARD BIRDS. Harrison & Harrison. Little-known and fascinating
personal lives of best-loved backyard birds. Photos, 288 pages.
Inventory = 2. Order #: SISC3494 paper$12.00.
Inventory = 1. Order #: SISC9651 paper$12.00.
Bird Finder: a guide to common birds of eastern North America
Inventory = 10. SBN: 978-0-912550-18-3. Order #: NASG6004 paper$5.95
BIRD FINDER. Lederer.
Pocket guide to 59 common species of eastern North America, describing physical traits and
behavior. Illustrated, 60 pages.
Inventory = 10. Order #: NASG6004 paper$5.95.
CATALOGUE: The Sourcebook for Birding Paraphernalia. Buff. An encyclopedia
of information and sources for birders--where to see birds, optical aids, feeders, famous
birders, birdhouses, bird art, and more. Illustrated, 256 pages.
Inventory = 1. Order #: SISC3493 paper$16.95.
ACTIVITY BOOK. Heintzelman. Moves birdwatching
to active participation through projects--foods, nest boxes, rare species.
Photos, 250 pages.
Inventory = 8. ISBN:0-8117-2152-3. Order #: STAC1392 paper$11.95.
BIRDS: A Guide to Field Identification of North American Species. Coe. Covers
nearly 300 species of birds from Rocky Mountains to Atlantic. Identifying features,
habitats, songs, breeding. Color illustrations, 160 pages.
Inventory = 24. ISBN: 0-307-13671-X. Order #: WEST3138 paper$13.95.
A FIELD GUIDE
TO BIRDS EAST OF THE ROCKIES. Peterson. Eastern and central North
America. Color illustrations, 384 pages.
Inventory = 5. ISBN: 0-395-36164-8. Order #: HOMI614 vinyl$16.95.
A FIELD GUIDE
TO BIRDS OF TEXAS AND ADJACENT STATES. Peterson. 542 birds in Texas/Oklahoma,
Arkansas, Louisiana: ranges, migration routes, habitats. Illustrated, 338 pages.
Inventory = 2. Order #: HOMI602 paper$21.95.
ORNITHOLOGIST (THE): What to Look for, How and When to Look for It, and How to Record What
You See. Gooders. Hands-on guide to bird study. Color illustrations, 160 pages.
Inventory = 1. Order #: SISC7209 paper$14.95.
& DOVES. Delacour. Details physical characteristics, native habitat, feeding
and breeding requirements, and personality for each kind. Color photos, 189 pages.
Inventory = 3. Order #: TFHP3335 cloth$14.95.
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ASTRONOMY HANDBOOK. Muirden. Packed with info on stars,
constellations, sun, solar system, meteors, comets. Color illustrations, star maps, moon
charts, 189 pages.
Inventory =1. Order #: SISC6862 paper$10.95.
WITH BINOCULARS. Muirden.
Inventory = 10. ISBN: 0-690-01723-5. Order #: ZZBW7663 cloth$8.95.
ATLAS OF THE
SOLAR SYSTEM. Moore & Hunt. Authoritative account of the sun's planets and
their features, including origin and evolution. 850 photos (150 in color), 500 diagrams,
464 large-format pages.
Inventory = 1. Order #: RAMC2953 paper$19.95.
ESSENTIALS OF WEATHER FORECASTING. Hodgson. Predict weather when in
backcountry to decide to stay put, go on, or get out. Illustrated, 72 pages.
Inventory = 2. Order #: ICSB5258 paper$6.95.
AND ALL PURPOSE TELESCOPES. Paul. Guide to which ones to get for specialized
purposes, how they work, and what they can do for you in astronomy, hiking, hunting,
nature study, travel, telephotography. Photos, 96 pages.
Inventory = 4. Order #: MISC3927 cloth$11.95.
guide to patterns in the night sky with star stories from around the world.
by Dorcas S. Miller. What do you see
in the stars? People around the world, and through the centuries, from the
ancient Egyptians to the Pomo of California, have given names to the patterns
they see in the night sky. The latest book in the Finders series of pocket
guides introduces constellations from many cultures, and shows how to find
them in the sky. With hints for stargazing, seasonal star maps, and
constellation profiles; heavily illustrated by the author. For stargazing
between the 30th and 50th parallels in the northern hemisphere. In North
America, this includes the contiguous United States north of the Florida
peninsula and southernmost Texas, and southern Canada. Also includes southern
Europe, Turkey, northern China, and Japan.
64 pages, 6” x 4".
Inventory = 17. ISBN: 978-0-912550-26-8. Order #: NASG1002 paper$5.95.
Carl Sagan. Story of astronomy and the 15 billion years in the cosmos that
preceded the curren human experience on Earth. Over 250 color illustrations, 380
large-format pages. Dust jacket has tear.
Inventory = 1. Order #: RAHO3460 cloth$19.95.
THE DAY THE SKY
SPLIT APART: Investigating a Cosmic Mystery. Gallant. Explores the 1908
meteor hit in Siberia. Photos, 176 pages.
Inventory = 1. Order #: SISC6106 cloth$16.00.
THE GUINNESS BOOK
OF WEATHER FACTS & FEATS. Holford.
Inventory = 1. Order #: STER3502 cloth$17.95.
ASTRONOMER. Jones. Guide to night skies from unaided eye to telescopes.
Color photos and charts. 160 pages.
Inventory = 1. Order #: SISC5242 paper$15.00.
WEATHER. Haupt. Travelers' guidebook to climate and weather associated with
recreation areas. 91 pages.
Inventory = 6. Order #: REWE1902 paper$3.95.
OBSERVER'S GUIDEBOOK. Roth.
Inventory = 2. Order #: PRHA7846 paper$11.95.
Prentice Hall Illustrated Dictionary. Pollard et. al. Dictionary for 9 to 14 year
olds. Color drawings, 160 large-format pages.
Inventory = 1. Order #: PRHA4082 cloth$19.00.
CHRISTIAN'S WEATHER BOOK. Christian. Weather forecasting and long-range climate.
25 illustrations , 224 pages.
Inventory = 1. Order #: SISC2572 paper$12.00.
OUTER SPACE MADE EASY. Mundt. Introduction to the phenomena of the sky and of
astronomy--constellations, double stars, pulsars, the Milky Way, galaxies, and outer
space. 14 drawings and star charts, 20 photos, 95 pages.
Inventory = 1; otherwise out of print. ISBN: 0-911010-70-X. Order #: NATG0922 paper$6.95.
Science of Tornadoes and the Making of an Adventure Movie. Davidson. Including an
authorized look at the filming and special effects of "Twister". Inspired by the
major motion picture from Warner Bros. Illustrated, 223 pages.
Inventory = 1. Order #: MISC6600 paper$14.00.
Gift of Nature: the story behind the scenery. Robinson, Nelson, Higgins, &
Body. Aspects of this precious resource--its cycle, erosive effects,
life-sustaining capability, recreational use. 48 large-format pages, color
Inventory = 1. ISBN: 0-88714-077-7. 1993. Order #: KCPU4938 paper$8.95
REPORT. DeNevi. Cause-and-effect analysis of weather trends past and
present, plus future patterns. Describes processes that make up the weather and the
effects of unusual weather and climatic changes on our environment and economy. Photos,
Inventory = 6. Order #: CEAR3158 paper$6.95.
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