Best Biology of Wildlife Books
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1. National Geographic Field Guide to the Birds of North America, 7th Edition
Author: by Jonathan Alderfer
Published at: National Geographic; 7th edition (September 12, 2017)
This fully revised edition of the best-selling North American bird field guide is the most up-to-date guide on the market. Perfect for beginning to advanced birders, it is the only book organized to match the latest American Ornithological Society taxonomy.With more than 2.
75 million copies in print, this perennial bestseller is the most frequently updated of all North American bird field guides. Filled with hand-painted illustrations from top nature artists (including the ever-popular hummingbird), this latest edition is poised to become an instant must-have for every serious birder in the United States and Canada.
The 7th edition includes 37 new species for a total of 1,023 species; 16 new pages allow for 250 fresh illustrations; 80 new maps; and 350 map revisions. With taxonomy revised to reflect the radical new American Ornithological Society taxonomy established in 2016, the addition of standardized banding codes, and text completely vetted by birding experts, this new edition will top of the list of birding field guides for years to come.
2. The Trapper's Bible: The Most Complete Guide to Trapping and Hunting Tips Ever
Author: by Eustace Hazard Livingston
Published at: Skyhorse; 1st edition (July 1, 2012)
Recognize animal tracks and signs; master a variety of wood and steel traps, snares, deadfalls, and pens; mix your own animal scents; skin, stretch, cure, and tan hides, learn how to trap every animal imaginable; and more! A collection of tips, tactics, and anecdotes from the finest trappers the United States has ever seen, The Trapper’s Bible is an essential reference guide for hunters, trappers, and historians.
Taken directly from some of the upmost authorities on the trapping profession, hundreds of photos and illustrations adorn this fascinating compendium. Here are details on a wide variety of different traps and extensive information outlining the behavior and nature of a long list of animals commonly hunted and trapped:Deer and mooseMuskrat, and beaverWolf, coyote, and foxBlack bear and grizzly bear.
Raccoon and rabbitSkunk, weasel, and woodchuckAnd much more! The Trapper’s Bible offers the best of the best. It’s an amazing collection of hard-to-find information and an informative look into life as a trapper.
3. American Buffalo: In Search of a Lost Icon
Author: by Steven Rinella
Published at: Random House; Illustrated edition (September 15, 2009)
From the host of the Travel Channel’s The Wild Within. A hunt for the American buffaloan adventurous, fascinating examination of an animal that has haunted the American imagination. In 2005, Steven Rinella won a lottery permit to hunt for a wild buffalo, or American bison, in the Alaskan wilderness.
Despite the oddsthere’s only a 2 percent chance of drawing the permit, and fewer than 20 percent of those hunters are successfulRinella managed to kill a buffalo on a snow-covered mountainside and then raft the meat back to civilization while being trailed by grizzly bears and suffering from hypothermia.
Throughout these adventures, Rinella found himself contemplating his own place among the 14,000 years’ worth of buffalo hunters in North America, as well as the buffalo’s place in the American experience. At the time of the Revolutionary War, North America was home to approximately 40 million buffalo, the largest herd of big mammals on the planet, but by the mid-1890s only a few hundred remained.
4. Natural History: The Ultimate Visual Guide to Everything on Earth (Smithsonian)
Author: by DK
Published at: DK; Illustrated edition (October 4, 2010)
A spectacular and exceptionally well-illustrated guide to everything on Earth. From rocks to redwoods and microbes to mammals this is a dazzling visual introduction to our planet’s treasures. Filled with more than 5,000 species and in-depth studies of animals, plants, fungi, microorganisms, rocks, and minerals, it’s the ultimate celebration of the world’s extraordinary diversity of life.
Planet Earth’s eclectic wildlife and endless wonders come to life in the most spectacular way in this monumental compendium of Earth’s natural wonders. Compiled by a team of professional wildlife experts working with the world-renowned Smithsonian Institution, this comprehensive nature book was 5 years in the making!
This unrivaled visual survey of Earth’s natural history looks at every kingdom of life. It is packed with thousands of eye-popping, specially commissioned photographs and in-depth two-page spreads on incredible species. The engaging and informative text was supplied by a global team of natural history experts to make this bold visual encyclopedia a perfect addition to every family bookshelf or school library.
5. National Wildlife Federation(R): Attracting Birds, Butterflies, and Other Backyard Wildlife, Expanded Second Edition (Creative Homeowner) 17 Projects & Step-by-Step Instructions to Give Back to Nature
Author: by David Mizejewski
Published at: Design Originals; Expanded Second edition (April 8, 2019)
Make your backyard more nature-friendly by providing habitats for the local wildlife! From the National Wildlife Federation, the largest U.S. Nonprofit conservation organization, with 6 million members and 51 state and territorial affiliated organizations 17 step-by-step projects that everyone can do together make getting your family back to nature easy, educational, and fun Over 200 color photos of backyard wildlife habitats and the wide variety of creatures they attract, plus step-by-step photos and illustrations for family projects Learn wildlife-friendly practices for gardening, landscape design, supplemental feeders, birdbaths, nesting places, and more Learn how to attract backyard pollinators, from bees and butterflies to beetles, bats, and hummingbirds Get your garden certified by the National Wildlife Federation’s Garden for Wildlife(TM) program by following the included certification application checklist Your backyard can come alive by creating an environment with plants and spaces that attract nature’s most interesting and friendly creatures!
6. Stokes Beginner's Guide to Birds: Eastern Region (Stokes Field Guide Series)
Author: by Donald Stokes
Published at: Little, Brown and Company; 1st edition (October 1, 1996)
From America’s foremost authorities on birds, this pocket-size, brilliantly colorful, simple-to-use guide is an ideal introduction to the birds of the Eastern United States. Is that butterfly outside your window a Monarch or a Giant Swallowtail? What’s the best kind of feeder for attracting birds to your backyard?
This pocket-size, brilliantly colorful, simple-to-use guide is an ideal introduction to the birds of the Eastern United States. It contains dozens of full-color photographs that enable readers of all ages to identify the most common species; range maps; tips on attracting and observing birds; information on habitat needs, life cycle, food preferences; and much more.
Special features include:Coverage of 100 speicesUnique organization by birds’ plumage colorsUser-friendly color tab index for quick referenceBrilliant full-color photographs of each species, plus separate images of male and female when plumage differsUseful tips for attracting birdsInformation on voice, habitat, nest, eggs, incubation time, population trends, behavior, birdhouse and feeder preferences, and much more
7. The Elephant Whisperer: My Life with the Herd in the African Wild (Elephant Whisperer, 1)
Author: by Lawrence Anthony
Published at: St. Martin's Griffin; Reprint edition (May 22, 2012)
Lawrence Anthony devoted his life to animal conservation, protecting the world’s endangered species. Then he was asked to accept a herd of “rogue” wild elephants on his Thula Thula game reserve in Zululand. His common sense told him to refuse, but he was the herd’s last chance of survival: they would be killed if he wouldn’t take them.
In order to save their lives, Anthony took them in. In the years that followed he became a part of their family. And as he battled to create a bond with the elephants, he came to realize that they had a great deal to teach him about life, loyalty, and freedom.
The Elephant Whisperer is a heartwarming, exciting, funny, and sometimes sad memoir of Anthony’s experiences with these huge yet sympathetic creatures. Set against the background of life on an African game reserve, with unforgettable characters and exotic wildlife, Anthony’s unrelenting efforts at animal protection and his remarkable connection with nature will inspire animal lovers and adventurous souls everywhere.
8. The Bears of Brooks Falls: Wildlife and Survival on Alaska's Brooks River
Author: by Michael Fitz
Published at: Countryman Press (March 9, 2021)
A natural history and celebration of the famous bears and salmon of Brooks River. On the Alaska Peninsula, where exceptional landscapes are commonplace, a small river attracts attention far beyond its scale. Each year, from summer to early fall, brown bears and salmon gather at Brooks River to create one of North America’s greatest wildlife spectacles.
As the salmon leap from the cascade, dozens of bears are there to catch them (with as many as forty-three bears sighted in a single day), and thousands of people come to watch in person or on the National Park Service’s popular Brooks Falls Bearcam.
The Bears of Brooks Falls tells the story of this region and the bears that made it famous in three parts. The first forms an ecological history of the region, from its dormancy 30,000 years ago to the volcanic events that transformed it into the Valley of Ten Thousand Smokes.
The central and longest section is a deep dive into the lives of the wildlife along the Brooks River, especially the bears and salmon. Readers will learn about the bears’ winter hibernation, mating season, hunting rituals, migration patterns, and their relationship with Alaska’s changing environment.
9. Wild Animals of the World: 50 Postcards
Author: by Dieter Braun
Published at: Clarkson Potter (October 1, 2019)
From the author of Wild Animals of the North and Wild Animals of the South, this 50-postcard set combines the best of both books in one awe-inspiring collection. These 50 colorful postcards (including polar bears from the Arctic, pandas from Asia, llamas from South America, and so much more!
Include the art on the front of the card and a fun fact about the animal along with its complete name on the back. Labeled tabs organize each animal by continent. German illustrator Dieter Braun offers up a scientifically accurate and gorgeously illustrated postcard set of 50 wild animals from all around the world.
His beautiful illustrations feature giraffes and elephants in Africa, koalas and kangaroos in Australia, huge blue whales in the open oceans, and many more incredible creatures.
10. The Stokes Field Guide to the Birds of North America (Stokes Field Guides)
Author: by Donald Stokes
Published at: Little, Brown and Company; Original edition (October 25, 2010)
Reflecting years of research and observation of North American birds, the Stokes Field Guide includes more species, photos and useful identification information for birdwatchers than any other guide. The guide features 853 North American bird species and more than 3,400 stunning color photographs.
And yet it’s portable enough to fit in your pocket! The photographs cover all significant plumages, including male, female, summer, winter, immature, morphs, important subspecies, and birds in flight. Also included: The newest scientific and common names and phylogenetic order Special help for identifying birds in flight through important clues of behavior, plumage, and shape Detailed descriptions of songs and calls Important behavioral information Key habitat preferences of each species The newest range maps, detailing species’ winter, summer, year-round ranges, and migration routes A special downloadable CD with more than 600 bird sounds (from Lang Elliott and Kevin Colver) and 150 photographs of common North American species.
11. An Elephant in My Kitchen: What the Herd Taught Me about Love, Courage and Survival
Author: by Françoise Malby-Anthony
Published at: Pan; Main Market edition (June 13, 2019)
‘The most magical book about the African bush since Born Free’ Daily MailFranoise never expected to find herself responsible for a herd of elephants with a troubled past. A chic Parisienne, her life changed forever when she fell in love with South African conservationist Lawrence Anthony.
Together they founded a game reserve but after Lawrence’s death, Franoise faced the daunting responsibility of running Thula Thula without him. Poachers attacked their rhinos, their security team wouldn’t take orders from a woman and the authorities were threatening to cull their beloved elephant family.
On top of that, the herd’s feisty new matriarch Frankie didn’t like her. In this heart-warming and moving book, Franoise describes how she fought to protect the herd and to make her dream of building a wildlife rescue centre a reality.
She found herself caring for a lost baby elephant who turned up at her house, and offering refuge to traumatized orphaned rhinos, and a hippo called Charlie who was scared of water. As she learned to trust herself, she discovered she’d had Frankie wrong all along …
12. Animal Tracks: A Folding Pocket Guide to the Tracks & Signs of Familiar North American Species (Wildlife and Nature Identification)
Author: by James Kavanagh
Published at: Waterford Press; 1st edition (May 17, 2018)
Animal Tracks provides a simplified field reference to the tracks, signs and scat of over 65 familiar North American species. Included is a ruler for measuring the tracks. This beautifully illustrated guide is an excellent source of portable information and ideal for field use by visitors and residents alike.Made in the USA.Www.Waterfordpress.Com
13. National Geographic Field Guide to the Birds of Eastern North America (National Geographic Field Guide to Birds)
Author: by John L. Dunn
Published at: National Geographic; Annotated edition (October 21, 2008)
New enthusiasts are flocking in record numbers to the fascinating pastime of birding. National Geographic has been meeting their need for clear and accurate information for 25 years with our million-selling Field Guide to the Birds of North America. Now, to better serve the expanding market, we’ve customized our field-guide format to offer unique coverage for birders east or west of the Rocky Mountains.
These new volumes deliver in-depth information on every bird officially recorded in the specified area, with illustrated accounts of the different plumages and life stages, along with hundreds of color-coded range maps. Unique features set these guides apart from the competition and promise to win a new generation of readers: A full-color visual index, printed on the inside covers, makes the content accessible visually -a real boon to beginning and intermediate birders.
Annotated artwork highlights birds’ key physical features, making identification easier. Thumb-tabs help readers find information fast. Durable covers stand up to outdoor use, with integrated quick-reference flaps that double as place-markers. Field Guide to the Birds of Eastern North America details 619 species and contains 560 new range maps, plus illustrated accounts for 85 casual and accidental birds and an appendix listing 70 rarities.
14. Mammal Tracks & Sign: A Guide to North American Species
Author: by Mark Elbroch
Published at: Stackpole Books; 2nd edition (August 23, 2019)
The most comprehensive reference guide to mammal tracks and sign for North America. This new edition is more visual, with more than 1300 photos and 450 illustrations for easy comparison and identification of similar sign. Each species account includes information on tracks and trails, scat and urine, nests and lodges, as well as sign on the ground, in trees and shrubs, on fungi and on plants.
Winner of the 2019 National Outdoor Book Award for Outdoor Classic Books.
15. The Twenty-Ninth Day: Surviving a Grizzly Attack in the Canadian Tundra
Author: by Alex Messenger
Published at: Blackstone Publishing; Unabridged edition (November 10, 2020)
A six-hundred-mile canoe trip in the Canadian wilderness is a seventeen-year-old’s dream adventure, but after he is mauled by a grizzly bear, it’s all about staying alive. This true-life wilderness survival epic recounts seventeen-year-old Alex Messenger’s near-lethal encounter with a grizzly bear during a canoe trip in the Canadian tundra.
The story follows Alex and his five companions as they paddle north through harrowing rapids and stunning terrain. Twenty-nine days into the trip, while out hiking alone, Alex is attacked by a barren-ground grizzly. Left for dead, he wakes to find that his summer adventure has become a struggle to stay alive.
Over the next hours and days, Alex and his companions tend his wounds and use their resilience, ingenuity, and dogged perseverance to reach help at a remote village a thousand miles north of the US-Canadian border. The Twenty-Ninth Day is a coming-of-age story like no other, filled with inspiring subarctic landscapes, thrilling riverine paddling, and a trial by fire of the human spirit.
16. Snake: The Essential Visual Guide
Author: by Chris Mattison
Published at: DK; 2nd ed. edition (March 15, 2016)
Find out about snakes from all over the world in this best-selling visual guide, with information about snake evolution, habitats, reproductive behavior, feeding, defense, and much more. Snake is the essential guide to the world of serpents, featuring more than 3,000 species.
With a clean fresh look, classifications, stunning photography, and amazing artworks, this is a must-have reference for all herpetologists. Packed with fascinating facts such as physical and behavioral characteristics, this guide also includes focused profiles of 60 snakes, from the Rainbow Boa to the Tropical Rattlesnake.
Each profile includes a stunning full-page photograph of the snake, supporting images to highlight important features, and a Fact File’ sidebar to give at-a-glance information. Plus, a complete directory lists all known species of these fascinating reptiles, including venomous snakes such as cobras.
Snake is a beautiful and comprehensive guide to some of nature’s most compelling animals.