Adirondack Wildlife: A Field Guide
James M. RyanPaper: $22.95
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|Paper Publication Date:||04/30/2009|
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Although it would be a welcome addition to an Adirondacker's book shelf, "Adirondack Wildlife" is really meant to be thrown into a day pack, dog-eared and filled with quickly-scribbled notes - a field guide in the true sense of the word. A make-shift ruler in both inches and centimeters can be found on the front and back inside covers and amateur biologists can check off sightings on a species checklist in the back of the guide.
--Adirondack Daily Enterprise
Adirondack Wildlife has much to offer . . . well-written and well-organized, [it] is a capably written . . . book that will help fans of nature and the Adirondacks welcome back the warmer weather.
--The Sunday Gazette (Schenectady, NY)
Adirondack Wildlife: A Field Guide" by James Ryan contains brief descriptions and comments on the behavior of the birds, fish, amphibians, reptiles, mammals and even invertebrates of northeastern New York. All but a few are found here as well, and even those formerly restricted to the Adirondacks, like fisher, otter and marten, are expanding their ranges beyond that limitation.
A hiker can stash half a dozen field guides in a pack for identifying Adirondack wildflowers and wildlife-or carry instead the compact, concise Adirondack Wildlife, with specific information on native plants and animals. James Ryan's entertaining and informative book catalogs an array of organisms in a new format that's user friendly and fun.
--Elizabeth Folwell, Creative Director, Adirondack Life
Reading Adirondack Wildlife reminded me of what a precious source of life and well-being we have been given here in the Adirondacks. One could sit down for a great read on a couple of rainy days or toss it in your backpack as a hiking companion for a day or a week in the woods.
--Nathan Farb, photographer, and author of Adirondack Wilderness
JAMES M. RYAN is professor of biology at Hobart and William Smith Colleges in Geneva, N.Y. A well-respected, native-born naturalist and teacher, his publications include more than 25 scientific papers on the ecology, morphology, and behavior of mammals and birds.