The Field Guide to Fields

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The Field Guide to Fields by National Geographic
Paperback $21.95

Mar 16, 2010 | 224 Pages

  • Paperback $21.95

    Mar 16, 2010 | 224 Pages

Praise

“…so much more than a field guide, tucking in whole chapters on the science, folklore, botany, food and history…” –McClatchy Newspapers (The Buffalo News)
 
“It claims to be a field guide, and indeed it is, a primer on the bucolic treasure that is the meadow, prairie, pasture or plain. But [it] is so much more, tucking in whole chapters on the science, folklore, botany, food and history of the middle space (between hunting ground and sleeping cave) where wilderness was tamed and civilization was birthed.” –Oklahoman
 
“Not only is this a compendium that makes us want to curl up in a comfy cove, it’s so packed with deliciousness we want to tuck it in our backpack and haul it everywhere…each page and paragraph is rich; all told storyteller-style.” –The Chicago Tribune
 
 “…unique, succinct, yet comprehensive resource celebrates the folklore and chronicles the flora and fauna that comprise the stunning variety of field habitats across the globe.” –Booklist
 
“Illustrated with 300 photographs and handsome linocut-style prints, the book explains how different landscapes, climates, and cultures produced a variety of field types, from the terraced rice paddies of Southeast Asia to the impenetrable hedgerows of Northwest Europe, each reflecting both ancient traditions and agricultural progress.” –Living the Scientific Life/ Birdbooker Report (http://scienceblogs.com/grrlscientist/2010/03/birdbooker_report_109.php)
 
“The illustrations alone are worth the price of this 224-page paperback.” –The Record (New Jersey)

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