This guidebook takes the concept and format of a standard field guide in a new direction. It is designed for anyone interested in nature, explores the natural world through a series of observations based on general themes including- relationship of size and shape, adaptations, distribution patterns, behavior, and diversity of life forms. Readers will learn about plants, animals, and habitats, as they discover the pleasure of understanding organisms and patterns in the environment.
Ernest H. Williams, Jr. is Leonard C. Ferguson Professor and Chair in the Department of Biology at Hamilton College (NY). He is co-author of The Butterfly Book and editor and co-author of A Marsh for All Seasons.