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The Poconos: An Illustrated Natural History Guide. Illustrations By Robert Halma

Oplinger, Carl S. and Robert Halma

Editorial: Rutgers University Press, New Brunswick, 1988
ISBN 10: 081351293X / ISBN 13: 9780813512938
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Título: The Poconos: An Illustrated Natural History ...

Editorial: Rutgers University Press, New Brunswick

Año de publicación: 1988

Encuadernación: Hardcover

Condición del libro: Near Fine

Condición de la sobrecubierta: No Jacket

Edición: First Edition.

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Cloth. First Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. xvi, 282p. A near fine copy, no d.j. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. N° de ref. de la librería 010447

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The Poconos, a rich plateau nestled in northeastern Pennsylvania between the Delaware River and the Moosic Mountains, encompass a variety of alluring features. The perfect reference for amateur naturalists, outdoor enthusiasts, tourists, and others who wish to explore the area, this classic guide clearly explains the unique geographic characteristics, animal habits and habitats, climate, geology, and vegetation of the area.

The authors trace the region from its beginnings millions of years ago as part of a shallow sea, through the reshaping forces of great glaciers, to today?s roadways and turnpikes. This revised and expanded edition also includes brief profiles of individuals who played significant roles in the preservation or understanding of the area?s ecology. Chapters provide a general survey of the area, including its history and places to be explored and observed, information on forest types, wildlife, and aquatic habitats, updated facts and figures on animal populations, as well as new details on invasive species.

Throughout the book, numerous boxes direct readers to observatory points for specific birds, ecosystems, vegetation types, and geological features, while maps, tables, original pen-and-ink illustrations, and a select list of field guides and other references enhance the book?s appeal. An indispensable companion for visitors as well as residents, The Poconos is a must-read for everyone who wants to discover or better understand the beauty and natural history of this unique region.

Biografía del autor: Carl Oplinger is professor emeritus at Muhlenberg College. Throughout his forty-one years there, he taught courses in zoology, ecology, and environmental science. For several decades, he conducted courses in marine ecology at The Bermuda Biological Station. He lives in Emmaus, Pennsylvania.

Robert Halma taught botany, ecology, and geology at Cedar Crest College in Allentown, Pennsylvania. Today he is retired as professor emeritus and curator of the college’s arboretum.

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