New Mexico Wildlife: A Folding Pocket Guide to Familiar Animals (Hardcover)

New Mexico Wildlife: A Folding Pocket Guide to Familiar Animals By James Kavanagh, Waterford Press, Leung Raymond (Illustrator) Cover Image
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New Mexico is a wonderful place to learn about wildlife. With a varied topography and a resulting wide variety of habitats, the aptly named Land of Enchantment calls for exploration. The state's northern reaches are dominated by mountains and alpine forests; the south is part of the epic Chihuahuan Desert; the east is covered in grasslands; and there are also rich riparian areas along the mighty Rio Grande River. In world-renowned Bosque del Apache are the spectacular winter congregations of Sandhill Cranes and Snow Geese. Mountain Lions, Bobcats, Mexican Wolves, and state mammal Black Bear represent mammalian predators. In the state's southwest corner are notable reptiles like Short-horned Lizard. It can be overwhelming to sift through so many species, so it helps to start by establishing a foundation of knowledge about the most representative species. You can do this with the portable reference New Mexico Wildlife, which features beautiful illustrations of 140 common and familiar mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, fishes, and butterflies as well as an ecoregion map showing over 20 wildlife-viewing hotspots and learning sites. Laminated for durability, this lightweight, 12-panel folding pocket guide is the ideal companion for educators, learners, naturalists, birders, and wildlife enthusiasts who wish to forge deeper and more meaningful connections with the land through its attendant animals. Made in the USA.

About the Author

Zoologist Jim Kavanagh has made a career out of introducing novices to plants, animals, the sciences and world cultures. In addition to creating over 500 simplified nature guides, he has also authored guides to languages, cities and outdoor skills. An avid traveler and backpacker, Kavanagh's path has taken him around the world to many remote destinations including the upper Amazon, Africa, Australia, and the Arctic Circle (and this is just the As). He is also the author of a series of state-specific guides to common species and natural attractions and a children's book on evolution.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781583552902
ISBN-10: 1583552901
Publisher: Waterford Press
Publication Date: November 1st, 2005
Pages: 12
Language: English
Series: Pocket Naturalist Guide