Complete Field Guide to American Wildlife (East, Central and North) by Henry Hill Collins, Jr. is a 683-page hardcover published by Harper & Brothers, Publishers, New York, 1959. The dust jacket has chips and closed tears along the edges and wear to the corners but is completely intact. Inside, there is light discoloration to the top and bottom portions of the spine. Otherwise, the inside pages are clean and unmarked and the binding is sound.
This superb handbook for the out-of-doors provides, at last, an authoritative guide to all principle forms of wildlife in one single, easy-to-use volume. Here you can find every one of the species of birds, mammals, reptiles and amphibians, food and game fishes and the familiar seashore life that occur regularly in the United States and Canada east of the Rockies and North of the Carolinas and Oklahoma.
More than 2000 illustrations and maps were designed especially for this book. They present over 700 species in full-color plus some 800 in black-and-white (birdwatchers will particularly welcome the illustrations of eggs, along with the pictures of birds). In addition to describing each animal for identification the text outlines concisely its characteristic habits, habitat, voice, food and, when pertinent, its ancestry. A unique feature of the book is the comparison charts for quick field use in distinguishing between similar species.
This is a book to be used anywhere outdoors--by the youngster making his or her's first delighted discoveries of the natural world, by the adult interested in natural history, by the scientist seeking convenient reference to the great variety of living forms.Library of Congress Catalog Card Number: 58-8880