Best Forests & Rainforests Books
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1. Oh Say Can You Say Di-no-saur?: All About Dinosaurs (Cat in the Hat's Learning Library)
Author: by Bonnie Worth
Journey through the fascinating world of dinosaurs with everyone’s favorite Cat in the Hat in this positively prehistoric adventure! The Cat in the Hat’s Learning Library is a nonfiction picture book series that introduces beginning readers ages 5-8 to important basic concepts.
Learn about how fossils are formed and found, and get an easy introduction to dinosaurs from the flying Archaeoptyerx to the spiky Ankylosaurus. (And not to fearthe Cat in the Hat will break the names down for easy pronunciation for kids and parents.
Perfect for readers who are crazy about dinosaurs (or even just dino-nuggets) and for any kid who loves learning and science. Featuring beloved characters from Dr. Seuss’s The Cat in the Hat, the Learning Library are unjacketed hardcover picture books that explore a range of nonfiction topics about the world we live in and include an index, glossary, and suggestions for further reading.
Pretty much all the stuff you need to know is in Dr. Seuss. President Barack Obama
2. National Geographic Atlas of the World, 11th Edition
Author: by National Geographic
Created for all global citizens, this universally respected volume of world maps has been completely revised and updated with fascinating visualizations of international trends and global conditions. National Geographic’s flagship Atlas of the World, now in its 11th edition, provides authoritative maps of every country, ocean, and region of the world, as well as thematic maps and accompanying graphics showing important population, environmental, and economic patterns.
Organized by continent and reflecting today’s political boundaries and identities, this authoritative atlas is an indispensable reference for schools and libraries, as well as the latest resource for home browsing and study. A thematically organized opening section uses current data to visualize urgent concerns, such as Earth’s last wild places, changing freshwater availability, human migration and refugee movement, and human rights conditions globally.
The back of the book contains basic facts and flags of every country, as well as a comprehensive index cross-referencing more than 150,000 place names. A thought-provoking foreword by Alexander M. Tait, The Geographer of National Geographic, begins the book.
3. The Sibley Guide to Trees (Sibley Guides)
Author: by David Allen Sibley
David Allen Sibley, the preeminent bird-guide author and illustrator, now applies his formidable skills of identification and illustration to the trees of North America. Monumental in scope but small enough to take into the field, The Sibley Guide to Trees is an astonishingly elegant guide to a complex subject.
It condenses a huge amount of information about tree identification more than has ever been collected in a single book into a logical, accessible, easy-to-use format. With more than 4,100 meticulous, exquisitely detailed paintings, the Guide highlights the often subtle similarities and distinctions between more than 600 tree species native trees as well as many introduced species.
No other guide has ever made field identification so clear. / Author: David Allen Sibley / ISBN: 9780375415197
4. National Geographic Readers: Ants
Author: by Melissa Stewart
National Geographic Kids
This classic, bestselling field guide features 794 species of plants commonly found along the Pacific coast from Oregon to Alaska, including trees, shrubs, wildflowers, aquatic plants, grasses, ferns, mosses and lichens. Areas covered are the coastal region from shoreline to alpine, including the western Cascades – from tide pools to rain forests and meadows.
Included in this massive, indispensable guide are 1100 color photographs; more than 1000 line drawings and silhouettes; clear species descriptions and keys to groups; descriptions of each plant’s habitat and range; 794 range maps in color; indexes, glossary, and bibliography. Rich and engaging notes on each species describe aboriginal and other local uses of plants for food, medicine and implements, along with unique characteristics of the plants and the origins of their names.
For both amateurs and professionals, this is the best and most accessible guide of its kind.
6. The Stranger in the Woods: The Extraordinary Story of the Last True Hermit
Author: by Michael Finkel
National Geographic Kids
They’re SSSSLITHERY!SLIPPERY!They creep us out! But get to know them and you’ll find snakes private, quiet types who just want a cool, shady place to call home. From the tip of their forked tongues, to skin that sheds, to the rattles on certain tails, these creatures have secrets all kids will love.
Cool photos and fun facts slip us inside their surprising world.
8. National Geographic Readers: Level 2 – Pandas
Author: by Anne Schreiber
National Geographic Kids
The whole world loves panda bears. Everyone loves to watch them play, climb, cuddle, and chew. But careful, they can scratch toojust look at that tree! Pandas live in wild places very far away, and they are the STAR ATTRACTIONS of every zoo that keeps them safe and well, all over the world.
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9. The Great Kapok Tree: A Tale of the Amazon Rain Forest
Author: by Lynne Cherry
A modern fable with an urgent message for young environmentalists. Lynne Cherry journeyed deep into the rain forests of Brazil to write and illustrate this gorgeous picture book about a man who exhausts himself trying to chop down a giant kapok tree.
While he sleeps, the forest’s residents, including a child from the Yanomamo tribe, whisper in his ear about the importance of trees and how “all living things depend on one another” …And it works. Cherry’s lovingly rendered colored pencil and watercolor drawings of all the “wondrous and rare animals” evoke the lush rain forests.
Features stunning world maps bordered by detailed illustrations of fascinating rainforest creatures. An IRA Teacher’s Choice (1991), ABA’s Pick of the Lists, Reading Rainbow Review Book, NSTA-CBC Outstanding Trade Book for Children.
10. Tree Finder: A Manual for Identification of Trees by their Leaves (Eastern US) (Nature Study Guides)
Author: by May Theilgaard Watts
Easily Identify the Trees You Find! This essential guide by celebrated ecologist May Theilgaard Watts helps readers identify native (and some widely introduced) trees of the United States and Canada, east of the Rocky Mountains. With this handy, easy-to-use guide, you’ll be able to identify all sorts of trees in no time.
Features include: A dichotomous key, leading the user through a series of simple questions about the shape or appearance of different parts of a tree Includes 161 species Illustrated with line drawings Small (6- by 4-inch) format that fits in a pocket or pack to take along on a hike
11. Foraging with Kids: 52 Wild and Free Edibles to Enjoy With Your Children
Author: by Adele Nozedar
A fun, informative and practical introduction to safely foraging with kids, from the UK’s bestselling foraging author. In today’s world of increasingly sedentary lifestyles and a growing detachment from the food that we eat, it has never been more important to encourage children to put down their screens, get outside and engage with the natural world around them.
Foraging with Kids is a fun, practical book for parents to work through with their children that encourages families to interact with their environment and gain knowledge and practical understanding of the natural world through exploration and play. The projects are based around 50 easy-to-identify plants that are abundant in parks, forests and hedgerows worldwide, making the challenge of discovering functional flora just as achievable to those who live in the city as in the countryside.
Once they have foraged their plants, children will be amazed by the diverse practical uses that they can set them to; from making soap from conkers or setting a delicious egg-free custard with plantain, to stopping minor cuts from bleeding with hedge woundwort.
12. The Forests of California: A California Field Atlas
Author: by Obi Kaufmann
The first book of a major new trilogy from artist-naturalist Obi Kaufmann From the author of The California Field Atlas (#1 San Francisco Chronicle Best Seller) comes a major work that not only guides readers through the Golden State’s forested lands, but also presents a profoundly original vision of nature in the twenty-first century.
The Forests of California features an abundance of Obi Kaufmann’s signature watercolor maps and trail paintings, weaving them into an expansive and accessible exploration of the biodiversity that defines California in the global imagination. Expanding on the style of the Field Atlas, Kaufmann tells an epic story that spans millions of years, nearly one hundred species of trees, and an astonishing richness of ecosystems.
The Forests of California is the first volume in a planned trilogy of field atlases, with The Coasts of California and The Deserts of California to follow, and Kaufmann seeks to create nothing less than a new understanding of the more-than-human world.
13. Healing Trees: A Pocket Guide to Forest Bathing
Author: by Ben Page
Take a walk in the woods to find yourself. This book is intended as an easy approach to forest bathing, a concept that is now making its way into health and wellness practices. Part spiritual guide and part practitioner’s handbook, this accessible, practical, positivity-rich book is designed to be taken on every walk to encourage mindfulness, contentedness, and presence in the moment.
Written in a beautiful, encouraging style by a highly qualified and mediagenic author, the book also contains amazing hand-drawn illustrations of forest scenes.
14. A Landowner's Guide to Managing Your Woods: How to Maintain a Small Acreage for Long-Term Health, Biodiversity, and High-Quality Timber Production
Author: by Ann Larkin Hansen
Storey Publishing, LLC
Whether you have a few acres of trees in the suburbs or a small commercial forest, you can encourage a healthy and sustainable ecosystem through proper woodland management. This introductory guide shows you how to identify the type, health, and quality of your trees and suggests strategies for keeping your woodland thriving.
15. Creating a Forest Garden: Working with Nature to Grow Edible Crops
Author: by Martin Crawford
Forest Gardening (or agroforestry) is a way of growing edible crops with nature doing most of the work. A forest garden imitates young natural woodland, with a wide range of crops grown in vertical layers. Species are chosen for their beneficial effects on each other, creating a healthy system that maintains its own fertility, with little need for digging, weeding or pest control.
The result of this largely perennial planting is a tranquil, beautiful and productive space. This book is a bible for permaculture and forest gardening, with practical advice on how to create a forest garden, from planning and design to planting and maintenance.
It explains how a forest garden is designed from the top down: the canopy layer first,then the shrub layer,the perennial ground-cover layer,the annuals & biennialsnext, the climbers and nitrogen fixersand finally the clearings, living spaces and paths. Whether in a small back garden or in a larger plot, the environmental benefits of growing this way are great.
16. Wild Mushrooms: A Cookbook and Foraging Guide
Author: by Kristen Blizzard
“Whether you get your mushrooms from the supermarket or the forest floor, a worthy addition to your library.” Star TribuneGet ready to fall in love with wild mushrooms! Absolutely everything you need to know to make mushrooming a lifestyle choice, from finding, storing, preserving, and preparing common and unusual species.
Packed with content and lore from more than 20 skilled foragers around the country, Wild Mushrooms will help mushroom hunters successfully utilize their harvest, and includes practical information on transporting, cleaning, and preserving their finds. One of the best things about cooking wild mushrooms is that every time you open your dried caches, their unique aroma recalls your foraging experience creating an immediate and visceral connection back to the forest.
There is no finer way to appreciate food. You will not only learn the best ways to locate, clean, collect, and preserve your mushrooms from the experts, the book will also discuss safety and edibility, preservation techniques, mushroom sections and flavor profiles, and more.