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The breathtaking six-million-acre Adirondack Park in upstate New York is comprised of a multiplicity of habitats, including over 2,800 lakes and ponds, more than 30,000 miles of running water, and 46 major mountain peaks. Adirondack Wildlife: A Field Guide is, astonishingly, the first authoritative handbook devoted to the natural history and ecology of the Adirondacks and the Parks invertebrates, fish, reptiles, birds, and mammals.
The book leads the reader on an intimate journey through the Adirondack Park, beginning with the alpine communities above timberline and descending through the conifer and hardwood forests to the wetlands, streams, and lakes. Ryans crisp and authoritative species-by-species accounts of the parks fauna are fabulously illustrated in color and in black and white. The book is portable and geared towards use in the field. Each chapter concludes with sources and additional readings; back matter includes a glossary and species checklists. The parks hundreds of thousands of residents and millions of visitors will profit immeasurably by having the indispensable Adirondack Wildlife at hand.