Golden Nature Guide
Published by Golden Press
22 Total Books

Edited by Herbert S. Zim

These comprehensive and authoritative Golden Guides have been prepared by Dr. Herbert S. Zim, authority on science education, in collaboration with experts in each field. Copiously illustrated in full color, each book contains a fact-filled 160 pages. This encyclopedic series makes an invaluable library collection for people of all ages.

The Golden Nature Guides are an introduction to the world of nature, a guide to the most common, most easily seen, and most interesting aspects of the world around us.

From A Golden Nature Guide: Seashores

The Golden Nature Guides are an introduction to the world of nature, a guide to the most common, most easily seen, and most interesting aspects of the world around us. Each guide combines the authority of an eminent scientist and of an expert in science education—Dr. Herbert S. Zim. These 160 page books overflow with accurate full color illustrations and concise, double-checked information which makes identification and understanding the subject easy and enjoyable.

From A Golden Nature Guide: Seashells of the World

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Cover Title Author Publication date
Birds: A Guide to the Most Familiar American Birds Birds: A Guide to the Most Familiar American Birds Ira N. Gabrielson, Herbert S. Zim 1949
Butterflies and Moths: A guide to the more common American species Butterflies and Moths: A guide to the more common American species Robert T. Mitchell, Herbert S. Zim 1962
Exotic Plants Exotic Plants Julia F. Morton 1971
Fishes: A guide to fresh- and salt-water species Fishes: A guide to fresh- and salt-water species Hurst H. Shoemaker, Herbert S. Zim 1955
Flowers: A guide to familiar American wildflowers Flowers: A guide to familiar American wildflowers Alexander C. Martin, Herbert S. Zim 1950
Fossils: A guide to prehistoric life Fossils: A guide to prehistoric life Paul R Shaffer, Frank H.T Rhodes, Herbert S. Zim 1962
Gamebirds: A guide to North American species and their habits Gamebirds: A guide to North American species and their habits Alexander Sprunt, IV, Herbert S. Zim 1961
Insect Pests: A guide to more than 350 pests of home, garden, field and forest Insect Pests: A guide to more than 350 pests of home, garden, field and forest George S. Fichter 1966
Insects: A guide to familiar American insects Insects: A guide to familiar American insects Clarence Cottam, Herbert S. Zim 1951
Mammals: A guide to familiar American species Mammals: A guide to familiar American species Donald F Hoffmeister, Herbert S. Zim 1955
Non-flowering plants: ferns, mosses, lichens, mushrooms and other fungi Non-flowering plants: ferns, mosses, lichens, mushrooms and other fungi Floyd S. Shuttleworth, Herbert S. Zim 1967
Orchids Orchids Gordon W. Dillon, Floyd S. Shuttleworth, Herbert S. Zim 1970
Pond Life: A guide to common plants and animals of North American ponds and lakes Pond Life: A guide to common plants and animals of North American ponds and lakes George K. Reid, Ph.D. 1967
Reptiles and Amphibians: A guide to familiar American species Reptiles and Amphibians: A guide to familiar American species Hobart M. Smith, Herbert S. Zim 1953
Rocks and Minerals: A guide to familiar minerals, gems, ores and rocks Rocks and Minerals: A guide to familiar minerals, gems, ores and rocks Paul R Shaffer, Herbert S. Zim 1957
Sea Shells of the World: A guide to the better-known species Sea Shells of the World: A guide to the better-known species R. Tucker Abbott, Ph.D. 1962
Seashores: A guide to animals and plants along the beaches Seashores: A guide to animals and plants along the beaches Lester Ingle, Herbert S. Zim 1955
Spiders and their kin Spiders and their kin Lorna R. Levi, Herbert W. Levi 1968
Stars: A guide to the constellations, sun, moon, planets and other features of the heavens Stars: A guide to the constellations, sun, moon, planets and other features of the heavens Robert H. Baker, Ph.D., Herbert S. Zim 1951
Trees: A guide to familiar American trees Trees: A guide to familiar American trees Alexander C. Martin, Herbert S. Zim 1952
Weather: A guide to phenomena and forecasts Weather: A guide to phenomena and forecasts R. Will Burnett, Paul E. Lehr, Herbert S. Zim 1957
Zoo Animals Zoo Animals Donald F Hoffmeister 1967