Zoologist James Kavanagh has researched and written more than 450 publications pertaining to wildlife observation and outdoor recreation. His unique talent is in taking complex information and synthesizing the salient points to make knowledge about nature and the outdoors more accessible to novices, and to present quick, portable reference information for more experienced wildlife and outdoor enthusiasts. His books have sold more than 5 million copies worldwide.
...these basic guides from Waterford Press are easy, convenient, brochures perfect for beginning or casual birders, and can also be valuable supplements for birders in new locations or who find themselves missing their larger field guides. --Melissa Mayntz About.Com the lightweight and waterproof guides can easily be carried in a daypack or pocket on treks or hunting trips. --Idaho Statesman Want a handy, compact guide to your next travel destination? Waterford Press Pocket Guides give readers a special opportunity to interact, enjoy and learn about our world. They specialize in providing readers with simplified informational materials related to travel, culture and natural history. --West Coast Woman ... this laminated field guide is lightweight in size, but not information. --AAA New Mexico Journey Magazine WATERFORD PRESS POCKET GUIDES What are they? Waterford Press produces simplified reference guides that introduce novices to nature, science, travel and languages. The lightweight (less than an ounce) guides have up to 150 vivid illustrations or photographs of common plants and animals or other subjects -- like travel destinations. The Night Sky pocket guide features glow-in-thedark maps of the major stars in summer and winter skies above North America. They are made from a single sheet of sturdy heavy-duty paper folded into a guidebook format. What else? Waterford prints guides for all 50 states and several eco-tourism destinations. There are Arkansas-specific guides for birds, trees, wildflowers and wildlife. Where to shop? They sell for $5.95 at retailers including Hastings statewide, Gander Mountain in North Little Rock, Barnes & Noble Booksellers statewide, Gazebo Books in Eureka Springs, That Bookstore in Blytheville, Bookstore at Mountebanq Place in Conway, Browsing Post in Heber Springs, and River Market Books and WordsWorth Books in Little Rock. What else? They will easily slip into a Christmas stocking. --Kim Christ Arkansas Democrat-Gazette Pocket Naturalist guides are to nature-loving backpackers what Cliff Notes are to teens trying to navigate Shakespeare: essential. --Backpacker Magazine Waterford Press offers laminated folding cards in many different titles such as Backyard Birds and Birds of Prey as well as local guides to other creatures and plants such as Animal Tracks, Pond Life, and Roadside Flowers. Although these contain only simple listings of the most common types in your area, its amazing how many species they pack into these inexpensive heavy duty cards. An added benefit is that they can be folded to create a book-like spine for easy display.--Birding Business Magazine The Pocket Naturalist series of Waterford Press Pocket Guides quickly and easily introduces novice outdoorsmen to the wonders of animal and plant life, as well as other aspects of the wilderness. These books can also act as handy pocket references for the more experienced outdoor lovers. The Pocket Guides measure 3 1/2 X 8 1/4 inches folded and open to 22 1/4 and 8 1/4 inches. Subject matter ranges from weather to wildlife, including regional and state guides to wildflowers, birds and trees.--Camping Life Magazine Has this ever happened to you? Your out in a field or in the forest or on a stream and a bird flashes by. You get a good look at it, note its most prominent features, but you're not sure what it is. You could look it up in a bird book, but who carries a bird book a field when the whole idea is to travel as light as possible? Now Waterford Press has come up with something that solves the problem: a pocket sized bird guide that is four inches wide, 8 1/4 inches long and flat as yesterdays beer. --Chicago Press & Sun-Bulletin The Pocket Naturalist series has something for everyone's backyard. --Garden Ideas & Outdoor Living Waterford's Pocket Guides transform a walk on the beach or a hike in the woods into a rich opportunity. --Homemakers Magazine The Pocket Naturalist Guides are colorful, pocket-sized, laminated, folded guides (31/2 x 81/4 folded, open to 22 x 81/4 ), designed to be taken into the wilderness. They cover most states and wilderness regions, some featuring all wildlife and some much more focused (e.g., butterflies, ducks). Yes, they'll require creative shelving (we put ours in an old map box next to the other field guides), and their life span may be shorter than your average field guide, but their quality, low price, and variety are worth the inconvenience. --Library Journal While you won't want to discard your bulky bird, flower, tree, etc. books, these are ideal casual identification guides. In addition to the illustrations, there is enough descriptive material on each species to key in on and then follow up when it is convenient to scour the books for greater detail and confirmation. If we ran to a store that caters to outdoor enthusiasts we'd sure have some of these in the rack. --Michigan North Woods Call In the simplified Pocket Naturalist series...you can not only see the birds of Tennessee, but also get the 25 hottest places to watch them. --Nashville Tennessean New Mexico Birds can tell you if you've spotted a belted kingfisher or a ruby-crowned kinglet. Part of the Pocket Naturalist series from Waterford Press, this laminated field guide is light-weight in size, but not in information. Full color illustrations provide quick reference and identification tips. Pocket Naturalist guides retail for $5.95 and are available in most major bookstores; www.waterfordpress.com. --New Mexico Journal Waterford Press takes the simple approach to learning with its Pocket Naturalist series, which features more than 100 titles. Ideal for novices and veterans alike, these lightweight water-resistant references are laminated and fold down to pocket size. --Phoenix Home and Garden Here's a handy way to impress your friends and identify trees and flowers in the park or your own back yard. --The Cincinnati Enquirer I've found the Pocket Naturalist series of folding, plastic-coated identification charts excellent while out in the field on day trips. Not only do they fold easily and hardly take any space in a pocket or backpack, but they're also accurate and a great aid. --The O.W.L. - Newsletter of the New Jersey Outdoor Women's League, Inc. If you're planning a business trip and don't have room to pack bulky field guides, consider ordering a couple to tuck into a pocket of your carry-on bag or briefcase.... They're great visual aids for family vacation or nature hikes with your youngsters. --Wisconsin Natural Resources