The most comprehensive field guide to be had to the natural world of the American Southwest–a portable, very important companion for visitors and residents alike–from the go-to reference source for over 18 million nature lovers.
This compact volume accommodates:
An easy-to-use field guide for identifying 1,000 of the state’s wildflowers, trees, mushrooms, mosses, fishes, amphibians, reptiles, birds, butterflies, mammals, and a lot more;
A complete overview of the southwestern region’s natural history, covering geology, natural world habitats, ecology, fossils, rocks and minerals, clouds and weather patterns, and the night sky;
An extensive sampling of the area’s best possible parks, preserves, mountains, forests, and natural world sanctuaries, with detailed descriptions and visitor information for 50 sites and notes on dozens of others.
The guide is packed with visual information–the 1,500 full-color images include more than 1,300 photographs, 9 maps, and 16 night-sky charts, in addition to more than 100 drawings explaining the whole thing from geological processes to the basic features of different plants and animals.
For everyone who lives or spends time in Arizona, Nevada, New Mexico, or Utah, there may also be no finer guide to the area’s natural surroundings than the National Audubon Society Field Guide to the Southwestern States.