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Herbert Spencer Zim (1909–1994)

Forfatter af Birds of North America: A Guide to Field Identification

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Herbert S. Zim was born in 1909 in New York City. He was a naturalist, author, editor and also known as the fonder and editor in chief of the Golden Guides series of nature books. Zim wrote or edited more than one hundred scientific books, and in a thirty-year career teaching in the public schools vis mere introduced laboratory instruction into elementary school science. He is best known as the founder in 1945, of the Golden Guides, pocket-size introductions for children to such subjects as fossils, zoology, microscopy, rocks and minerals, codes and secret writings, trees, wildflowers, dinosaurs, navigation and more. He was the sole or co-author for many of the books, which were valued for their clarity, accuracy and attractive presentation helped by the illustrations of James Gordon Irving. He continued to work on the Golden Guides series until Alzheimer's disease forced him to slow down in the 1990s. He died in 1994 at Plantation Key, Florida. (Bowker Author Biography) vis mindre
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Serier

Værker af Herbert Spencer Zim

Mammals: A Guide to Familiar American Species (1955) — Forfatter — 785 eksemplarer
Fakta om forsteninger (1962) 752 eksemplarer
Spiders and Their Kin (Golden Guide) (1968) 650 eksemplarer
Codes and Secret Writing (1948) 220 eksemplarer
Botany (1970) 102 eksemplarer
Snakes (1949) 96 eksemplarer
Orchids (1970) 91 eksemplarer
The Great Whales (1951) 80 eksemplarer
Fakta om foto (1956) 72 eksemplarer
Alligators and Crocodiles (1952) 71 eksemplarer
Rocks and How They Were Formed (1961) 66 eksemplarer
Ostriches (1964) 59 eksemplarer
Frogs and Toads (1950) 51 eksemplarer
Owls (1950) 46 eksemplarer
Lightning and Thunder (1952) 35 eksemplarer
What's Inside of Me? (1952) 35 eksemplarer
What's Inside of Animals? (1953) 32 eksemplarer
Golden Hamsters (1951) 31 eksemplarer
Homing Pigeons (1949) 30 eksemplarer
Comets (1956) 29 eksemplarer
Parrakeets; (1953) 29 eksemplarer
What's Inside of Plants? (1952) 29 eksemplarer
The universe (1964) 28 eksemplarer
Bones (1969) 28 eksemplarer
The Big Cats (1955) 27 eksemplarer
Blood (1968) 27 eksemplarer
Our Senses and How They Work (1956) 25 eksemplarer
The Sun (1953) 25 eksemplarer
Monkeys (1955) 24 eksemplarer
What's Inside of Engines? (1953) 24 eksemplarer
Elephants (1946) 23 eksemplarer
Your Heart and How it Works (1959) 23 eksemplarer
Dinosaurs (1954) 23 eksemplarer
What's Inside the Earth? (1953) 23 eksemplarer
Corals (1966) 22 eksemplarer
Sea Stars and Their Kin (1976) 21 eksemplarer
Metric measure (1974) 21 eksemplarer
Rabbits (1948) 21 eksemplarer
Shooting Stars (1958) 20 eksemplarer
Snails (1975) 20 eksemplarer
Crabs (1974) 19 eksemplarer
Waves (1967) 17 eksemplarer
Armored Animals (1971) 16 eksemplarer
Mexico (1969) 15 eksemplarer
Your stomach and digestive tract (1973) 15 eksemplarer
The New Moon (1980) 15 eksemplarer
Diamonds (1959) 14 eksemplarer
Goldfish (1947) 14 eksemplarer
Plants, a guide to plant hobbies (1947) 13 eksemplarer
Caves and Life (1978) 12 eksemplarer
Tractors (1972) 12 eksemplarer
Sharks (1966) 12 eksemplarer
Hoists, Cranes, and Derricks (1969) 11 eksemplarer
Machine Tools (1969) 10 eksemplarer
Life and Death (1970) 10 eksemplarer
Bird Nests, Turtles, and Fish (1963) 10 eksemplarer
Fish (A Giant Little Golden Book) (1959) 9 eksemplarer
Little Cats (1978) 9 eksemplarer
Submarines (1942) 9 eksemplarer
Quartz (1981) 9 eksemplarer
Your Brain and How It Works (1972) 8 eksemplarer
Your food and you (1957) 8 eksemplarer
Trucks (1970) 8 eksemplarer
Cargo Ships (1970) 7 eksemplarer
Things Around the House (1954) 7 eksemplarer
Medicine (1974) 7 eksemplarer
Commercial Fishing (1973) 6 eksemplarer
Rockets and Jets (1945) 6 eksemplarer
Our Wonderful World (1966) 5 eksemplarer
Parachutes (1943) 4 eksemplarer
Your Skin (1979) 4 eksemplarer
Pipes and Plumbing Systems (1974) 3 eksemplarer
How things grow 2 eksemplarer
Telephone Systems 2 eksemplarer
How things grow 2 eksemplarer
Whats Inside of Me? 1 eksemplar
Stjerner 1 eksemplar
Parrakeets 1 eksemplar
Monkeys 1 eksemplar
People of Purpose 1 eksemplar
Hoists, Cranes, and Derricks (1969) — Forfatter — 1 eksemplar
Planets 1 eksemplar
Eating places (1975) 1 eksemplar
The Rocky Mountains 1 eksemplar
Cargo Ships — Forfatter — 1 eksemplar

Associated Works

Rocks and Minerals (Field Guide and Introduction to the Geology and Chemistry of) (1973) — Redaktør, nogle udgaver352 eksemplarer
Exploring the World Around Us (Childcraft) (1949) — Bidragyder — 43 eksemplarer
Cricket Magazine, Vol. 4, No. 11, July 1977 — Bidragyder — 1 eksemplar

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Zim's Ostrich book gives historical information as well as anatomical information about the ostrich. Other birds from the ratite group are also mentioned in the book, such as the rhea, cassowary, emu, kiwi, and tinamou. Extinct relatives are mentioned at the end of the book.
 
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shirfire218 | 4 andre anmeldelser | Jun 30, 2023 |
I found an interesting spider up on Mount Rainier a few years ago. The pale blue egg sac caught my attention. I guessed it was in the wolf spider family, roaming around at 1800 meters (6000 feet). I snapped a few photos and continued on to botanize.A few months later, I added an observation on iNaturalist. I know this was a wolf spider (family Lycosidae) but not much more. After a few hours,someone suggested this spider was in genus Pardosa.

A few years later, confirmed the ID at the genus level and noted that in Western Washington, only this genus has blue egg sacs. I then asked Rod about how to get to a species level ID. I asked them to recommend a good beginner's book on spiders. They suggested Spiders and Their Kin by Levi et al. I ordered a copy of the book, and when it arrived, I noticed it was a Golden Guide, which I had thought of as a children's book. I was wrong! This book was a perfect introduction. It covers land arthropods other than insects, including spiders, scorpions, harvestmen, mites, centipedes, millipedes, and wood lice. The book starts with the classification, anatomy, and behavior of spiders and their kin.

The book's core is an illustrated review by family of spiders, spider relatives, myriapods, and land crustaceans. It has worldwide coverage. The length of each section varies based on the number of species. For example, orbweavers (Araneidae) cover 19 pages, about 12% of the book. This section was helpful, especially a two-page spread on how orbweavers build their webs. The unit on wolf spiders (Lycosidae) helped me understand the behavior of the genus Pardosa.

This book will sit beside me while working on my iNaturalist observations of spiders and their relatives. It's a good introduction in 160 pages. One caveat is that this isn't a detailed species identification guide but should be helpful to classify down to the family level.
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