Connecticut Wildlife is the lavishly illustrated, exhaustive overview of the ecosystems of Connecticut, its plants and animals, and the ecological links among the state's wildlife and their habitats-from butterflies to red foxes, jellyfish to double-crested cormorants, poison ivy to phytoplankton. It carefully traces Connecticut's daily, seasonal, annual, and long-term cycles, which range from the dynamics of natural communities to patterns of reproduction and behavior in major groups of organisms. Whether looking at individual species or broad ecosystems, Geoffrey A. Hammerson's conservationist perspective shines in Connecticut Wildlife. The book will become an essential part of the libraries of every naturalist, conservationist, and educator in Connecticut and the Northeast.
Publisher: University Press of New England
Number of pages: 488
Weight: 1361 g
Dimensions: 279 x 216 x 30 mm
"In a way the title of this excellent book is misleading. It goes beyond both the author's definition and the popular narrow perception of wildlife and its usefulness extends to all of southern New England . . . Profusely illustrated in black and white, this book is packed with easily accessible information that most readers would have difficulty locating. An excellent bibliography for each chapter leads to additional sources of information. Although the book is primarily a reference, browsing through it is engaging and highly enjoyable . . . Highly recommended." CHOICE"
"This book is valuable for students, educators, and conservationists. It is practical not only for those of us in southern New England but for our northern neighbors as well, since there is so much overlap in plant and animal ranges. It should be on every naturalist's shelf." Northern Woodlands"
"It's big, but it is not a coffee table book, nor a field guide. Rather, it is a helpful go-to book, for countless questions about the plants and animals of Connecticut, many of them illustrated. Information on things like deer or mountain laurel are here, of course, but so are entries on hundreds of less-well-known organisms, from scarab beetles to lichens, from fungi to fishers. It ought to help answer a lot of questions." Hartford Courant"
We should all be so lucky as to have as wonderful, comprehensive, and accessible a book for our own states. Northeastern Naturalist"