Field Guide to the Piedmont: The Natural Habitats of America's Most Lived-in Region, From New York City to Montgomery, Alabama (Southern Gateways Guides) (Paperback)

Field Guide to the Piedmont: The Natural Habitats of America's Most Lived-in Region, From New York City to Montgomery, Alabama (Southern Gateways Guides) By Michael a. Godfrey Cover Image

Field Guide to the Piedmont: The Natural Habitats of America's Most Lived-in Region, From New York City to Montgomery, Alabama (Southern Gateways Guides) (Paperback)

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America's most populous region is also home to some of the nation's most serenely beautiful country. Tracing a gentle, thousand-mile curve from New York City southwestward to Montgomery, Alabama, the Piedmont connects an arc of urban centers which includes five state capitals, America's largest city, and the national capital. Between the Atlantic coastal plain and the Blue Ridge Mountains, the Piedmont's rolling hills span miles of farmland and forest. Michael Godfrey's Field Guide to the Piedmont--originally published by Sierra Club Books and here newly revised and updated--is an informative and entertaining guide to the entire region's habitats, ecosystems, and rich botanical communities.

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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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.
Product Details ISBN: 9780807846711
ISBN-10: 0807846716
Publisher: University of North Carolina Press
Publication Date: October 1st, 1997
Pages: 536
Language: English
Series: Southern Gateways Guides