Exploring the Other Island:
A Seasonal Guide to Nature on Long Island
by John Turner
Second Edition, completely revised and expanded.
|John Turner's Exploring the Other Island is an invaluable guide to the natural wonders of Long Island. One of the area's premier naturalists, Turner takes us on a breathtaking tour of the natural wonders that surround us: birds, plants, animals, and more. The first edition was widely hailed, and this new, greatly expanded and revised edition is even more enticing. If you spend any time outdoors, you won't want to be without it.|
More than a singularly effective guide, the book as a whole presents
a profound case for the preservation of the natural island—for our
sake, as well as that of our cohabitants. Inspired concept. Highly
John Turner makes you an expert on Long Island’s natural treasures
by supplying the what, where, and when needed for personal appreciation
of the island’s greatest gifts.
I’ve long considered John Turner the expert of experts, the all-around
most experienced, most knowledgeable, and most devoted person I know
with regard to scientifically appreciating, lucidly explaining, and
effectively helping protect this fish-shaped island.… There is no
more companionable guide, no more insightful teacher.… And because
many of the species he describes live elsewhere too, this book is
useful over a wide swath of the coastal northeast.
Hikers, birders, paddlers, naturalists - anyone who enjoys Long
Island's natural places - will find John Turner is an invaluable
guide. It's great to see this classic back in print.!
© 2011 John Turner, Harbor Electronic Publishing