The Nature Handbook:

A Guide to Observing the Great Outdoors

Ernest H. Williams, Jr.

Oxford University Press, 2005

263 pages, with 502 color photographs

ISBN: (soft cover) 0-19-517194-2, (hard cover) 0-19-517929-3

References. The references used for this book are a mix of scientific articles, text books, popular articles, and web sites. Good information can be obtained from a variety of sources, and I've used and interpreted information from many different locations. I judged these sources to present accurate and reliable information on the topics of interest. The references vary in kind and permanence. The scientific literature is of high quality and lasting, but web sites must be judged carefully and may disappear over time. I hope you find these sources useful. The headings below will connect you to the references for each chapter.

Photograph Information. Occasionally, the location and date of a photograph are helpful in understanding what is shown. On the web pages linked below, I've included information about the 502 photos in The Nature Handbook. About 350 photos were taken by the author, so I have more information about them; although fewer details may be available about them, the 150 images obtained from nature photographers are wonderful additions to the book. For each entry, I've included all available about the identification, location, date, and photographer.

last updated August 11, 2005

 

Chapter 1, Flowers & Seeds

Chapter 2, Trees

Chapter 3, Plant Features

Chapter 4, Color & Pattern

Chapter 5, Ecology & Behavior

Chapter 6, Birds

Chapter 7, Insects

Chapter 8, Mountains

Chapter 9, Forests

Chapter 10, Fields & Meadows

Chapter 11, Deserts & Prairies

Chapter 12, Water & Wetlands

Chapter 13, Coasts

Chapter 14, Global Patterns

 

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