Su Zan Noguchi Swain New York and Racine, WI: Golden Press and Western Publishing Company, Inc., 1964. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Trade paperback. Format is approximately 4 inches by 6 inches. 160 pages. More than 450 subjects are illustrated in full-color photographs, drawings, and maps. Index. Illustrated covers have some wear and soiling. This is one of the Golden Nature Guides. Topics covered include the Rocky Mountains, Geologic story, Plants, Animal live, and What to See and Do. Herbert Spencer Zim (July 12, 1909 – December 5, 1994) was a naturalist, author, editor and educator known as the founder (1945) and editor-in-chief of the Golden Guides series of nature books. Zim took his degrees (B.S. biologia, M.S. biologia, Ph.D. botanica) at Columbia University. Zim wrote or edited more than one hundred books on science, and in a thirty-year career teaching introduced laboratory instruction into elementary school science. He is best known as the founder in 1945 (and, for twenty-five years, editor in chief) of the Golden Guides, pocket-size introductions to such subjects as fossils, zoology, microscopy, rocks and minerals, 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. Su Zan Noguchi Swain (1916-2010) became a scientific illustrator after she graduated with a degree in arts from the University of Colorado. Su Zan supported herself by writing and illustrating books on the natural world, illustrating more that twenty and designing charts and models. This 160 page guide covers the core of the great Rocky Mountains range and includes parts of Colorado, Wyoming, Montana, Idaho, Utah, British Columbia, and Alberta. It gives the facts on rocks and minerals, fossils, birds, mammals, and fishes, flowers and trees, places to go and things to see and do. Condition: Good.
Keywords: Reference works, Rocky Mountains, Rocks, Minerals, Fossils, Birds, Mammals, Fishes, Flowers, Trees, Indian Tribes, Explorers, Lewis and Clark, Amphibians, Insects, National Parks, Mining