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The naturalist's year : 24 outdoor explorations

Author: Scott Camazine
Publisher: New York : Wiley, ©1987.
Series: Wiley science editions.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Consists of 26 chapters, corresponding to every two weeks throughout the year. Each chapter provides a discussion of a particular biological, geological, botanical or zoological phenomenon that could  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Guidebooks
Outdoor books
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Scott Camazine
ISBN: 047184845X 9780471848455
OCLC Number: 14272743
Description: xv, 287 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Spring --
1. Skunk cabbage: the warm-blooded plant of the swamps --
2. Mating of the mole salamanders --
3. The remarkable migrations of birds --
4. When honey bees swarm --
5. Creatures in my home --
6. Insect adaptations for an aquatic existence --
Summer --
7. Herbal medicines: a pharmacy in our own backyards --
8. The contrivances by which flowers are pollinated by insects --
9. The milkweed community --
10. Life in the arid desert --
11. Camouflage and mimicry: defense strategies for a hostile world --
12. On the trail of the whitetail deer --
Autumn --
13. How animals wage chemical warfare --
14. Seed dispersal: preparing for the next generation --
15. A glimpse of fungi --
16. Scrutinizing spiders --
17. Feasting in the fields --
18. Autumn color and falling leaves --
Winter --
19. Fossils: stories in stone --
20. Explorations of snowflakes --
21. Blowing winds and drifting snow --
22. Unraveling the mysteries of skeletons --
23. Coping with the cold --
24. Under the night sky: sights beyond our solar system.
Series Title: Wiley science editions.
Responsibility: Scott Camazine ; with original illustrations by Cynthia Camazine and the author.

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