536 pp., 4.5 x 8, 194 illus., 5 tables, 8 maps, appends., bibl., index
Paperback ISBN: 978-0-8078-4671-1
Published: October 1997
eBook ISBN: 978-1-4696-0749-8
Published: December 2012
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Focusing on plant succession, geology, soils, climate, and the plants and animals with which we share the land, Field Guide to the Piedmont also features 180 illustrations for easy identification of the Piedmont's principal flora and fauna. A chapter describing and providing directions to over fifty sites of special interest will inspire Piedmont residents to take this field guide in hand and explore their natural surroundings.
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About the Author
Raised in the Piedmont of Virginia, Michael A. Godfrey is a natural history writer and filmmaker who now lives in the Shenandoah Valley. He recently completed A Land Without Rivers, a study of the Atlantic rivers of the South.
For more information about Michael A. Godfrey, visit the Author Page.
"Anyone who wishes to know more about the natural history of the Piedmont region will enjoy reading this useful, friendly guide."--Bird Watcher's Digest
"[Godfrey] describes the region in fascinating depth. . . . It's all here, well-arranged and illustrated. . . . [Even those] who have traveled portions of the Piedmont for 50 years will be surprised to discover, in this definitive book, how little they have actually understood their lush and beautiful countryside."--American Forests