Hawaii Nature Set
Author: James Kavanagh
The Hawaii Nature Set offers the best in wildlife and plant identification for The Aloha State. The set includes three Pocket Naturalist Guides to Hawaii, Trees & Wildflowers, Birds, and Wildlife, and is attractively packaged in an acetate bag. The beautifully illustrated folding guides highlight well over 300 familiar and unique species and include ecoregion maps featuring prominent wildlife-viewing areas and botanical sanctuaries. Laminated for durability, Pocket Naturalist Guides arelightweight, pocket-sized sources of portable information and ideal for field use by novices and experts alike. Made in the USA.
Colorado Nature Set
Author: James Kavanagh
The Colorado Nature Set offers the best in wildlife and plant identification for The Centennial State. The set includes three Pocket Naturalist Guides to Colorado, Trees & Wildflowers, Birds, and Wildlife, and is attractively packaged in an acetate bag. The beautifully illustrated folding guides highlight well over 300 familiar and unique species and include ecoregion maps featuring prominent wildlife-viewing areas and botanical sanctuaries. Laminated for durability, Pocket Naturalist Guides are lightweight, pocket-sized sources of portable information and ideal for field use by novices and experts alike. Made in the USA.
Offers a field guide to 130 species of Colorado birds, including information on where to find birds in summer, winter, all year, or during migration.
Guide to Colorado Insects
Author: Whitney Cranshaw, Boris C. Kondratieff
Publisher: Big Earth Publishing
Colorado professors and expert entomologists Whitney Cranshaw and Boris Kondratieff present a guide to finding and identifying the insects you are likely to see throughout the state. From bees to butterflies and beyond, this handy, state-specific guidebook will help insect enthusiasts to identify and learn about hundreds of Colorado's most common species. Full-color photography, fascinating facts, and a glossary of insect terms make this book visually appealing, practical, and fun for readers of all ages. With an introduction to the world of arthropods and interesting descriptions of scores of insects, Guide to Colorado Insects is a must-have whether you're at home or in the field. Book jacket.
Come walk with nature photographer Steve Stark and marvel at the wondrous beauty that is Colorado in more than forty of his spectacular photographs. Mountains and mesas, aspens and wildflowers, eagles and elk - seen through his photographer's eye, Steve reveals the soul-restoring wonders and beauties, both subtle and bold, of the special places he has discovered while exploring Colorado. "As readers view these images, it is my hope that they will open their eyes and understand why our natural world has to be protected," Steve says. "I cannot imagine what our lives would be like without nature." Steve's camera reveals the wild places of Colorado in all seasons and times of day. Discover the San Juan Mountains in the snowy cloak of winter at fifteen below zero. Be dazzled by the fiery reflection of golden aspen in a pond in autumn. Peer into the amazing blossom of a sego lily and wonder at the aeronautic skills of a hummingbird. "When I'm photographing nature, I try to put as much of myself into the images as possible," Steve explains. "Great images reflect not only what the subject looks like, but what you feel about the scene when you are taking the photo." Nature Through My Eyes: Colorado is collected in a beautiful softcover and offers readers the perfect way to discover Colorado's wild places and the reasons to protect them.
Colorado Nature Almanac
Author: Stephen R. Jones, Ruth Carol Cushman
Publisher: Westwinds Press
Have you ever had the chance to see the courtship dance of the sandhill crane? Have you been stumped by the question, "is that a spruce, fir, or pine?" What do pasque-flowers, prairie chickens, and the Swainson's hawk have in common ? (Spring, of course! One blooms, one booms, and the other looms high overhead, all in a Colorado April). Where are the best places to see mountain goats, bugling elk, and snow geese? And have you asked yourself, "what is that butterfly doing flittering around in February?"
Author: Wade Davis
Publisher: Island Press
Plugged by no fewer than twenty-five dams, the Colorado is the world's most regulated river drainage. The Colorado River provides most of the water supply of Las Vegas, Tucson, and San Diego, and much of the power and water of Los Angeles and Phoenix, cities that are home to more than 25 million people. If it ceased flowing, the water held in its reservoirs might hold out for three to four years, but after that it would be necessary to abandon most of southern California and Arizona, and much of Colorado, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming. For the entire American Southwest the Colorado is indeed the river of life, which makes it all the more tragic and ironic that by the time it approaches its final destination, it has been reduced to a shadow upon the sand, its delta dry and deserted, its flow a toxic trickle seeping into the sea. In this remarkable blend of history, science, and personal observation, acclaimed author Wade Davis tells the story of America's Nile, how it once flowed freely and how human intervention has left it near exhaustion, altering the water temperature, volume, local species, and shoreline of the river Theodore Roosevelt once urged us to "leave it as it is.” Yet despite a century of human interference, Davis writes, the splendor of the Colorado lives on in the river's remaining wild rapids, quiet pools, and sweeping canyons. The story of the Colorado River is the human quest for progress and its inevitable if unintended effects—and an opportunity to learn from past mistakes and foster the rebirth of America's most iconic waterway. A beautifully told story of historical adventure and natural beauty, River Notes is a fascinating journey down the river and through mankind's complicated and destructive relationship with one of its greatest natural resources.
Photographer Glenn Randall presents 125 images culled from 30 years of exploring the Centennial State. Working primarily with a large-format, 4x5 field camera that captures amazing details, Randall has compiled an extraordinary portrait of a remarkably diverse place. Traveling on foot, snowshoes, skis, and rafts, Randall brings us images of Colorado's most remote corners as well as its historical sites, wildlife, and outdoor adventurers. From the 14,000-foot peaks to the deep and sinuous canyons, Randall presents a joyous celebration of a unique state.
The state flower, the Rocky Mountain Columbine, is one of thousands of species of plants growing in the diverse ecosystems found throughout Colorado. This beautifully illustrated guide highlights over 140 familiar and unique species of trees, shrubs and wildflowers and also includes an ecoregion map featuring prominent botanical sanctuaries. Laminated for durability, this lightweight, pocket-sized folding guide is an excellent source of portable information and ideal for field use by visitors and residents alike. Made in the USA.
A full-color, illustrated guide to over 200 different varieties of wildflowers found in Colorado, organized by color and size.
Most wildflower enthusiasts have several or more books on wildflowers in their libraries, but if you can only have one wildflower book in your pack, make it Rocky Mountain Flora. Jim Ells spent 25 years working on the first edition of Rocky Mountain Flora. One of the many features of this second edition is that he has photographed both the flower and plant to aid in identification. An additional feature of the second edition is that some of the photos from the first edition have been upgraded with the help of volunteer wildflower photographers. Organized by color and then alphabetically by family name and genus, Rocky Mountain Flora has images of each flower, the plant, and detailed descriptions of stems, leaves and flowers, and includes the specific location, elevation, and time of the year the flower was found. A special feature called, "LOOK FOR" helps with quick plant identification.
Groovy Joe is totally fun. He's a tail-wagging, song singing party of one! And he rocks like this: Disco party bow wow! #1 New York Times bestsellers-Eric Litwin (Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes) and Tom Lichtenheld (Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site) are back in another groovy story that will have little ones singing, dancing, and learning math to a whole new beat. In his second book, Groovy Joe has a dance party. But Oh no! More and more doggies are knocking on his door, asking to come in. Will there be enough room for everyone? Joe knows just what to do, and soon enough, he has everyone moving and grooving -- the party has only just begun! Signature rhyme, repetition, and musical writing style, combined with wild and witty illustrations infused and gentle math concepts, come together to create an unforgettable new Groovy Joe story all about positivity, creativity, math, and kindness. Groovy Joe is back, ready to get groovy!
A Land Made from Water
Author: Robert R. Crifasi
Publisher: University Press of Colorado
A Land Made from Water chronicles how the appropriation and development of water and riparian resources in Colorado changed the face of the Front Range—an area that was once a desert and is now an irrigated oasis suitable for the habitation and support of millions of people. This comprehensive history of human intervention in the Boulder Creek and Lefthand Creek valleys explores the complex interactions between environmental and historical factors to show how thoroughly the environment along the Front Range is a product of human influence. Author Robert Crifasi examines the events that took place in nineteenth-century Boulder County, Colorado, and set the stage for much of the water development that occurred throughout Colorado and the American West over the following century. Settlers planned and constructed ditches, irrigation systems, and reservoirs; initiated the seminal court decisions establishing the appropriation doctrine; and instigated war to wrest control of the region from the local Native American population. Additionally, Crifasi places these river valleys in the context of a continent-wide historical perspective. By examining the complex interaction of people and the environment over time, A Land Made from Water links contemporary issues facing Front Range water users to the historical evolution of the current water management system and demonstrates the critical role people have played in creating ecosystems that are often presented to the public as “natural” or “native.” It will appeal to students, scholars, professionals, and general readers interested in water history, water management, water law, environmental management, political ecology, or local natural history.
Field Guide to the Lichens of White Rocks is a careful examination of the lichens that occur at the ecologically important and lichenologically rich urban outcropping of Fox Hills sandstone known as White Rocks Nature Preserve, located in Boulder County, Colorado. This extensively illustrated field guide presents detailed information on the macroscopic and microscopic features needed to identify species, as well as extensive notes on how to differentiate closely related lichens—both those present at White Rocks and those likely to be found elsewhere in western North America. This guide is one of the only complete lichen inventories of a sandstone formation in North America and covers all constituents including the crustose microlichen biota, traditionally excluded from other inventories. A short introduction and glossary equip the reader with basic information on lichen morphology, reproduction, and ecology. Visitors to White Rocks Nature Preserve must schedule staff-led public tours or set up sponsored research projects through the City of Boulder Open Space and Mountain Parks, and there are many other outcroppings of Fox Hills sandstone across the West, making Field Guide to the Lichens of White Rocks a significant resource for anyone interested in this unique environment. This accessible, user-friendly guide will also be valuable to naturalists and lichenologists around the world as well as educators, conservationists, and land managers concerned with the growing significance of open spaces and other protected urban areas throughout North America. The University Press of Colorado gratefully acknowledges the generous support of the University of Colorado Natural History Museum, City of Boulder Parks & Open Spaces, and the Colorado Native Plant Society board and members toward the publication of this book.
The reproducible coloring book includes pictures of characters, places, facts, and fun. The kids can color their way around your state while learning new facts. Great for school, home or on the road.