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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 todays 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 areas 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 books 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....

Title : The Poconos: An Illustrated Natural History Guide
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ISBN : 0813512948
Format Type : Paperback
Language : English
Publisher : Rutgers University Press Revised and Expanded edition May 1, 1988
Number of Pages : 282 pages
File Size : 771 KB
Status : Available For Download
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The Poconos: An Illustrated Natural History Guide Reviews

  • johnice
    2019-02-21 04:07


  • Keith
    2019-01-29 03:09

    Great book.

  • A. Lewerenz
    2019-02-03 02:23

    The perfect Poconos guide with lovely illustrations. A great gift for outdoorsy folks!