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A Sierra Club Naturalist's Guide to the Southern Rockies

Benedict, Audrey DeLella

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ISBN 10: 0871567415 / ISBN 13: 9780871567413
Published by Sierra Club Books, 1991
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Title: A Sierra Club Naturalist's Guide to the ...

Publisher: Sierra Club Books

Publication Date: 1991

Binding: Hard Cover

Illustrator: Drawings & Photographs

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Edition: First Edition

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This comprehensive, illustrated guide explores the natural history of the Southern Rocky Mountains -- a rugged area that includes the Sangre de Cristo, Sawatch, Never Summer, San Juan, and other spectacular ranges.

Drawing from the field work of hundreds of scientists as well as her own observations, Audrey Benedict describes the geography of the region, its fascinating geologic story, its climate and weather, and its plant and animal communities. The region's major ecosystems, from the shortgrass prairie and scrublands to woodlands and forests, grasslands and meadows, wetlands and aquatic environments, and finally alpine tundra, are described in detail. The emphasis throughout is on the unique adaptations of the major species of plants, mammals, birds, reptiles, and amphibians and how these organisms interact within their environment.

More than a hundred line drawings and black-and-white photographs complement the text, contributing to this guide's usefulness both at home and in the field. Anyone visiting this scenic and richly diverse region will find the book an invaluable resource.

About the Author:

Audrey D. Benedict received her B.A. degree in geology biology from the University of Colorado: She is the founder and Director of Cloud Ridge Naturalists, a nonprofit educational organization offering field seminars in the natural sciences throughout the West. She has lived in Colorado for nearly 25 years and resides near the northeastern boundary of the Indian Peaks Wilderness Area.

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