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The Laws Field Guide to the Sierra Nevada - (California Academy of Sciences) by John Muir Laws (Paperback)

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Highlights

  • In this groundbreaking and meticulously field-tested guide, the rich variety of Sierra life--trees, wildflowers, ferns, fungi, lichens, fish, reptiles, amphibians, birds, mammals, and insects--comes alive.
  • About the Author: John (Jack) Muir Laws is a principal leader and innovator of the worldwide nature journaling movement.
  • 368 Pages
  • Nature, Animals
  • Series Name: California Academy of Sciences

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Book Synopsis



In this groundbreaking and meticulously field-tested guide, the rich variety of Sierra life--trees, wildflowers, ferns, fungi, lichens, fish, reptiles, amphibians, birds, mammals, and insects--comes alive.

"There are lots of Sierra field guides, some specialized, some general, but this is the best both for beauty and usefulness." --Kim Stanley Robinson

Easy-to-use features include:

  • Intuitive organization, color tabs, and simple keys
  • Similar-looking species side by side
  • Over 2,800 full-color illustrations
  • Range maps of species that are otherwise difficult to distinguish
  • Index of common and scientific names
  • Lightweight and compact--ideal for backpacking

Impressively detailed and comprehensive, the guide includes:

  • More than 1,700 species
  • Descriptions of behavior, adaptations, and interactions between species
  • Species and topics not found in most guides, including aquatic life, spiders and webs, plankton, plant galls, bark beetle galleries, animal tracks and evidence, seasonal star charts, weather patterns, and cloud formations



Review Quotes




"There are lots of Sierra field guides, some specialized, some general, but this is the best both for beauty and usefulness. Laws as an artist knows how to bring out the features that help people identify a species; his paintings are realistic, abstracted to help understanding, and beautiful. The organization and key systems are very clear. It's wonderful that the Sierras have such a great guide."--Kim Stanley Robinson




About the Author



John (Jack) Muir Laws is a principal leader and innovator of the worldwide nature journaling movement. Jack is a scientist, educator, and author, who helps people forge a deeper and more personal connection with nature through keeping illustrated nature journals and understanding science. His work intersects science, art, and mindfulness. Trained as a wildlife biologist and an associate of the California Academy of Sciences, he observes the world with rigorous attention. He looks for mysteries, plays with ideas, and seeks connections in all he sees. Attention, observation, curiosity, and creative thinking are not gifts, but skills that grow with training and deliberate practice. As an educator and author, Jack teaches techniques and supports routines that develop these skills to make them a part of everyday life.

Laws has written and illustrated several books including How to Teach Nature Drawing and Journaling (2020), The Laws Guide to Nature Drawing and Journaling (2016), The Laws Guide to Drawing Birds (2012), Sierra Birds: a Hiker's Guide (2004), The Laws Guide to the Sierra Nevada (2007), and The Laws Pocket Guide Set to the San Francisco Bay Area (2009), all published by Heyday. He is a regular contributor to Bay Nature magazine with his "Naturalists Notebook" column.

Dimensions (Overall): 8.7 Inches (H) x 4.5 Inches (W) x .9 Inches (D)
Weight: 1.2 Pounds
Suggested Age: 22 Years and Up
Number of Pages: 368
Genre: Nature
Sub-Genre: Animals
Series Title: California Academy of Sciences
Publisher: Heyday Books
Theme: Wildlife
Format: Paperback
Author: John Muir Laws
Language: English
Street Date: June 1, 2007
TCIN: 11780916
UPC: 9781597140522
Item Number (DPCI): 248-21-8478
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported
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Estimated ship dimensions: 0.9 inches length x 4.5 inches width x 8.7 inches height
Estimated ship weight: 1.2 pounds
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