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PUBLICATIONS

  • US Fish and Wildlife Species Fact Sheets - excellent species fact sheet downloadable in html or pdf format
  • "Peterson's Field Guide to Venomous Animals & Poisonous Plants", Steven Foster and Roger Caras, Houghton Mifflin Co., 1994, ISBN 0-395-93608-X (pbk) An excellent field guide to identifying poisonous plants and animals.
  • "Peterson's Field Guide to Trees and Shrubs", George A. Petrides, Houghton Mifflin Co, 1972, ISBN 0-395-35370-X (pbk), A field guide to identifying trees and shrubs.
  • "Peterson's Field Guide to Mammals", William H Burt and Richard P. Grossenheider, Houghton Mifflin Co, 1976, ISBM 0-395-91098-6 (PBK) A field guide to identifying mammals.
  • "Peterson's Field Guide to Reptiles and Amphibians", Roger Conant and Joseph T. Collins, Houghton Mifflin Co., 1998, ISBN 0-395-90452-8 A field guide to identifying reptiles and amphibians.
  • "Berry Finder", Dorcas S. Miller, Nature Study Guild, 1986 A pocket guide to native plants with fleshy fruits
  • "Track Finder", Dorcas S. Miller, Nature Study Guild, 1981 A pocket guide to mammal tracks of eastern North America
  • "Fern Finder", Anne C Hallowell and Barbara G Hallowell, Nature Study Guild, 1981 A pocket guide to native ferns of northeastern and central North America
  • "Tree Finder", Nature Study Guild
  • "Winter Tree Finder", Nature Study Guild
  • "Fossils", Cyril Walker and David Ward, Dorling Kindersley, Inc, 1992, ISBN 1-56458-074-1
    Excellent field book on fossil identification with color illustrations
  • "Familiar Animal Tracks of North America", John Farrand, Jr, National Audubon Society, 1993, ISBN 0-679-74148-8 Excellent field book on track identification'
  • "Tom Brown's Field Guide to Nature Observation and Tracking", Tom Brown and Brandt Morgan, Berkley Publishing Co., 1983, ISBN 0-425-06177-9 Definitive guide to tracking and track identification
  • "Fall Color Finder", C Ritchie Ball and Anne H. Lindsey, Laurel Hill Press, 1993, ISBN 0-9608688-2-8 A pocket guide to identifying trees from their leaves and fall colors
  • "Flower Finder", May Theilgaard Watts, Nature Study Guide, 1955 A pocket guide to identification of spring wild flower and flower families
  • "Mammal Finder", Ron Russo and Pam Olhausen, Nature Study Guild, 1987, ISB 0-912550-16-3 A pocket guide to mammals of the Pacific coast states, their tracks, skulls and other signs
  • "Mammal Tracker", Chris Lewey, Interpretive Wildlife Programs, 1993 Pocket Reference Card
  • "Adaptability: The Significance of Variability From Molecule to Ecosystem", Michael Conrad, Plenum Publishing Company, 1983
  • "Air and Water: the Biology and Physics of Life's Media", Mark W. Denny, Princeton University Press, 1993
  • "Environmental Geography: Science, Land Use, and Earth Systems", William M. Marsh and John Grossa, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 1995
  • "Applied Ecology", Edward L. Newman, Blackwell, 1993
  • "The Blue Planet: An Introduction to Earth System Science", Brian J. Skinner and Stephen C Porter, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 1994
  • "Earth Science and the Environment", Thompson, Harcourt Brace College Publishers, 1992
  • "Trees and Nonflowering Plants" (North American Wildlife Field Guides), Readers Digest, 1998
  • "All the Backyard Birds: American Bird Conservatory's Compact Guides", Jack Griggs and Paul Lehman, Harper Collins Publishers, Inc. 1998
  • "The Backyard Birder", George H. Harrison, Simon & Schuster, 1998
  • "American Wildlife and Plants: A Guide to Wildlife Food", A.C. Martin, Dover Publications, 1985
  • "Audubon Society Pocket Guide to Familiar Birds of Lakes and Rivers", Richard K. Walton and Geoffrey O. Seltzer, Knopf, 1994
  • "A Citizens Guide To Plastics In The Ocean: More Than A Litter Problem", Center for Marine Conservation 1994

  • "Bird Study Merit Badge Pamphlet", Boy Scouts of America, No. 33300
  • "Environmental Science Merit Badge Pamphlet", Boy Scouts of America, No 33363A
  • "Fish and Wildlife Management Merit Badge Pamphlet", Boy Scouts of America, No 33307
  • "Forestry Merit Badge Pamphlet", Boy Scouts of America, No 33231
  • "Geology Merit Badge Pamphlet", Boy Scouts of America, No. 33284
  • "Insect Study Merit Badge Pamphlet", Boy Scouts of America, No. 33353
  • "Mammal Study Merit Badge", Boy Scouts of America, No. 33271
  • "Nature Merit Badge Pamphlet", Boy Scouts of America, No. 33285
  • "Oceanography Merit Badge Pamphlet", Boy Scouts of America, No. 33306
  • "Reptile & Amphibian Study Merit Badge Pamphlet", Boy Scouts of America, No. 33288

SOFTWARE

  • Ecology Software Server - clearing house for wildlife ecology related software
  • EcoBeaker - software for teaching ecology, conservation and biology at university level, free demo