A Field Guide to the Familiar: Learning to Observe the Natural World
Gale LawrencePaper: $26.95
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|Paper Publication Date:||03/01/1998|
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A Field Guide to the Familiar goes far beyond the scope of any nature guide I’ve read. It’s not just a means of identifying and understanding the characteristics of dozens of roadside birds, flowers, trees, and animals, but an unabashed celebration of them. It’s a celebration, if you will of the ordinary in nature, which often turns out to be a good deal less ordinary than I, for one, ever supposed . . . Who, exactly can benefit from A Field Guide to the Familiar? Anyone interested in our everyday natural surroundings: country dwellers, city dwellers, teachers and students (the book will be an excellent supplementary text for life science and biology classes), professional naturalists and backyard bird watchers.
--Howard Frank Mosher, Rutland Herald / Montpelier Times Argus
For the budding young naturalist, this book is a worthwhile guide to the non-arid natural world. From plants to animals, the author points out and explains the living world as though teaching a high-school science class.
--Kliatt Young Adult Paperback Book Guide
GALE LAWRENCE is a naturalist, lecturer, and teacher who writes for several Vermont newspapers and is also author of The Indoor Naturalist and The Beginning Naturalist. This edition of A Field Guide to the Familiar, first published in 1984, contains a new Reading Suggestions section.