Wilds of the United States : the animals' survival field guide / Alexander Vidal.
- 1 of 3 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
- 0 of 1 copy available at Northwest Regional Library. (Show preferred library)
1 current hold with 3 total copies.
|Location||Call Number / Copy Notes||Barcode||Shelving Location||Status||Due Date|
|Greenbush Public Library||j 577.0973 VID (Text)||35500006604126||New||In transit||-|
|Crookston Public Library||J 577.0973 VID (Text)||33500013631742||New||Checked out||08/18/2022|
|Detroit Lakes Public Library||J 577.0973 VID (Text)||33500013631734||New||Available||-|
- ISBN: 9781452184494
- ISBN: 1452184496
- Physical Description: 128 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 29 cm
- Publisher: San Francisco : Chronicle Books, 
- Copyright: ©2022
"Put on your best pair of hiking boots, grab a sturdy walking stick, and explore the wild places of the United States with this stunning guidebook! Soak up new and shocking facts about this unexpected world of ours; pore over captivating, detail-rich illustrations; and discover surprising new creatures (some may be closer than you think!) every time you open the book. From glistening, snow-packed mountain ranges to searing deserts, this immersive and accessible guide is a one-stop shop for outdoor adventurers, animal enthusiasts, inquisitive minds—and anyone who listens to the call of the wild." -- Back cover.
"Featuring stunning illustrations and immersive text and focusing on the individual characteristics of different regions across the country, this is the definitive nonfiction picture book about the wildlife of the United States, geared especially for young readers"-- Provided by publisher.
|Target Audience Note:||
Ages 8-12 Chronicle Books.
- Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2022 July #1
This field guide to animals of the U.S. concentrates on their amazing survival skills, which an opening key identifies through "merit badges" (for athletics, hunting, navigation, etc.). The guide is first divided into large geographic regions, with double-page spreads depicting specific ecosystems in colorful, crisp digital artwork. From the coast of Maine to the Sonoran Desert and the Alaskan tundra, each ecosystem is shown with representative animals, which are accompanied by their merit badges and brief explanations of their survival skills. Since there are not only differences among regions but within them, several habitats reflect these variations, as with the Appalachian forest floor and its arboreal counterpart. Readers will also experience ecosystems seldom featured in books for this age group, including the forested mountains along the U.S.-Mexico border, the arid chaparral, and tropics of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. Still more spreads focus on specific survival skills needed during seasonal changes, nighttime, mating, etc., as well as on specific animals, like the alligator, grizzly bear, and California condor. Browsers in particular will enjoy this attractive, concise book. Grades 3-6. Copyright 2022 Booklist Reviews.
Alexander Vidal studied cultural anthropology, and spent time living in Africa and Asia before starting his career in illustration. Travel, exploration, and a love for animals and wild spaces continue to drive the themes of his work. His clients have included the Monterey Bay Aquarium, The Sierra Club Magazine, and the California Academy of Sciences. In researching this book, Alexander Vidal visited wild spaces from Alaska to Florida, visiting more than 30 national parks, forests, and grasslands along the way. He hiked among bison in the grasslands, paddled through mangroves with sea turtles and stingrays, and got lost canoeing among alligators in the Okefenokee. Originally from Albuquerque, New Mexico, he lives in Los Angeles, California.
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