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Book Review - Peterson First Guide to Urban Wildlife

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Peterson First Guide to Urban Wildlife by Sarah B. Landry ( Houghton Mifflin, 1998)

Ages 8 and up

Field guides can be so overwhelming, what with the diversity of nature and all. This slim volume is just right for the casual naturalist, including about 250 of the species you are most likely to see if you live in a town or city. It starts small with viruses (interesting, but darn I forgot to bring my electron microscope so I'm not seeing a lot of these), and works its way through the animal kingdom. There's a short section of common plants at the end. Since we've had this guide in the house I've looked up and found several bugs and animals we observed, and found it quite handy.

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