SeriesGolden Guides

130 Works Popularity 801 (9,894 Members) 26,380 Books 124 Reviews ½ 3.7
Acadia National Park and the Nearby Coast of Maine by Grant William Sharpe 26 copiesRegional
American antique glass by Elizabeth Oliver 12 copies
American Antiques by Ann Kilborn Cole 50 copiesHandbook
The American Southeast: A Guide to Florida and Adjacent Shores by Herbert S. Zim 44 copiesRegional
The American Southwest: A Guide to the Wide Open Spaces by Natt Noyes Dodge 110 copiesRegional
Amphibians of North America by Hobart M. Smith 97 copiesField
Architecture From It's Origins to the Present Day by Charles Rambert 21 copiesArt
Bats of the World by Gary L. Graham 133 copies, 1 review
Bicycling by George S. Fichter 11 copies, 1 review
Bird Life: A Guide to the Biology and Behavior of Birds by Stephen W. Kress 77 copies
Birds of North America: A Guide to Field Identification by Chandler S. Robbins 2,293 copies, 6 reviewsField
Birds of Prey of the World by Robin Chittenden 19 copies
Birds: A Guide to the Most Familiar American Birds by Herbert S. Zim 1,373 copies, 8 reviewsNature
Botany by Taylor R. Alexander 102 copies, 1 reviewScience
Butterflies and Moths: A Guide to the More Common American Species by Robert T. Mitchell 769 copies, 3 reviewsNature
Cacti by Frank D. Venning 103 copies
Camping: A Golden Handbook by Robert E. Smallman 31 copiesHandbook
Casino Games by Bill Friedman 19 copies, 1 review
Cats by George S. Fichter 40 copies
Cats (Golden Photo Guide) by John Burton 9 copiesPhoto
Dinosaurs (A Golden Guide) by Eugene Gaffney 93 copies
Dinosaurs (Quiz-Me: A Junior Golden Guide) by Brenda Biram 15 copiesJunior
Dinosaurs: A Golden Photo Guide from St. Martin's Press by Richard Walker 13 copiesPhoto
Early Cars by James A. Hathway 3 copiesJunior
Eastern Birds: A Guide to Field Identification of North American Species by James Coe 85 copies, 1 reviewField
Ecology by Taylor R. Alexander 48 copies, 1 review
Endangered Animals by George S. Fichter 71 copies
Evolution by Frank Harold Trevor Rhodes 27 copies
Exotic plants by Julia Frances Morton 59 copies, 1 reviewNature
Exploring Space: A Guide to Exploration of the Universe by Mark R. Chartrand 35 copies
Families of Birds by Oliver Luther Austin Jr 150 copies, 3 reviewsScience
Famous Planes and Pilots by James A. Hathway 14 copiesJunior
Fishes: A Guide to Familiar American Species by Herbert Spencer Zim 557 copies, 1 reviewNature
Fishing: A Guide to Fresh and Salt-Water Fishing by George S. Fichter 180 copiesHandbook
Flowers: A Guide to Familiar American Wildflowers by Herbert Spencer Zim 1,007 copies, 8 reviews
Flying by Barry Schiff 24 copies, 2 reviewsScience
Fossils: A Guide to Prehistoric Life by Frank Harold Trevor Rhodes 725 copies, 3 reviewsNature
Frogs and Toads by Dave Showler 33 copies
Gamebirds: A Guide to North American Species and Their Habits by Alexander Sprunt IV 152 copies, 2 reviewsNature
Geology by Frank Harold Trevor Rhodes 353 copiesScience
The golden guide to flowers: annuals, perennials, bulbs, and a special section on roses by John Strohm 15 copies
The golden guide to sports cars by Francis Mortarini 11 copiesHandbook
Golden Junior Guide: Bees, Wasps and Ants by George S. Fichter 95 copiesJunior
Golden Junior Guide: Birds by George B. Stevenson 2 copiesJunior
Golden Junior Guide: Butterflies and Moths by George S. Fichter 113 copiesJunior
Golden Junior Guide: Cardinals, Robins and Other Birds by George S. Fichter 94 copies, 1 reviewJunior
Golden Junior Guide: Cats by Brenda Biram 10 copiesJunior
Golden Junior Guide: Coins by Richard L. Leisenring 8 copiesJunior
Golden Junior Guide: Constellations by Jay Clark 22 copiesJunior
Golden Junior Guide: Eagles, Hawks and Owls by Alvin Silverstein 34 copiesJunior
Golden Junior Guide: Flags by Mary B Irving 1 copyJunior
Golden Junior Guide: Indians by Sonia Bleeker 11 copiesJunior
Golden Junior Guide: Insects by George S. Fichter 17 copiesJunior
Golden Junior Guide: John F. Kennedy by James R. Pearson 1 copyJunior
Golden Junior Guide: Mammals by George B. Stevenson 4 copiesJunior
Golden Junior Guide: Sharks, Rays and Eels by Western Publishing 27 copiesJunior
Golden Junior Guide: Ships by George B. Stevenson 1 copyJunior
Golden Junior Guide: Snakes and Lizards by George S. Fichter 110 copies, 2 reviewsJunior
Golden Junior Guide: Starfish, Seashells and Crabs by George S. Fichter 107 copiesJunior
Golden Junior Guide: Turtles, Toads and Frogs by George S. Fichter 162 copies, 3 reviewsJunior
The golden ski guide by William N. Wallace 8 copiesHandbook
A Golden Travel Guide to Italy by Paul J. C. Friedlander 3 copiesTravel
A Guide to Everglades National Park and the Nearby Florida Keys by Herbert S. Zim 72 copiesRegional
Guide to Painting: The Techniques of Handling Oil, Watercolor and Casein by Henry Gasser 2 copies
Guide to painting; [the techniques of handling oil, water-color, and casein] by Henry Gasser 46 copiesHandbook
Guns: Complete Handbook of American Firearms by Larry Koller 26 copiesHandbook
Hallucinogenic Plants by Richard Evans Schultes 142 copies, 1 review
Heart by Sarah Regal Riedman 18 copies
Herbs and Spices by Julia Frances Morton 121 copies
Horses (A Golden handbook guide) by Moira Duggan 25 copiesHandbook
The Human Body: A Golden Photo Guide from St. Martin's Press by Richard Walker 24 copiesPhoto
Insect Pests: A Guide to Pests of Houses, Gardens, Farms, and Pets by George S. Fichter 272 copiesNature
Insects: A Golden Photo Guide from St. Martin's Press by Theresa Greenaway 19 copiesPhoto
Insects: A Guide to Familiar American Insects by Herbert Spencer Zim 1,253 copies, 5 reviewsNature
An introduction to sculpture, from its origins to today by Guillaume Janneau 11 copiesArt
Israel and the Holy Land by Rinna Samuel 20 copiesRegional
Kites: A Golden Handbook Guide by Wyatt Brummitt 66 copies, 2 reviewsHandbook
Landforms by George Finiel Adams 107 copies, 2 reviewsScience
Light and Color A Golden Science Guide by Clarence Rainwater 38 copiesScience
Mammals: A Guide to Familiar American Species by Herbert Spencer Zim 756 copies, 6 reviewsNature
Mexico by Herbert Spencer Zim 15 copiesRegional
Microscopic Life: A Golden Photo Guide from St. Martin's Press by Theresa Greenaway 23 copiesPhoto
Minerals of the world; a field guide and introduction to the geology and chemistry of minerals by Charles A. Sorrell 86 copies
Modern painting: From its beginnings to today (A Golden art guide) by Michel Hoog 3 copiesArt
National Parks of the World, volume 1: Europe, North America, South America by Kai Curry-Lindahl 2 copiesField
Non-Flowering Plants: Ferns, Mosses, Lichens, Mushrooms and Other Fungi by Floyd Stephen Shuttleworth 381 copies, 3 reviewsNature
North American Indian Arts (Golden Guide) by Andrew Hunter Whiteford 339 copies, 2 reviews
Ocean Life (Golden Photo Guide) by Theresa Greenaway 14 copies, 1 reviewPhoto
Oceanography by Gilbert L. Voss 76 copies, 1 review
Orchids by Floyd S. Shuttleworth 92 copies, 2 reviewsNature
The Pacific Northwest: A Guide to the Evergreen Playground by Herbert Spencer Zim 69 copiesRegional
Painting, from its origins to the 20th century (A Golden art guide) by Genevieve Monnier 15 copiesArt
Photography: The Amateur's Guide to Better Pictures by Herbert Spencer Zim 70 copiesHandbook
Planets: A Guide to the Solar System by Mark R. Chartrand 105 copies, 1 review
Plants: A Golden Photo Guide from St. Martin's Press by John Akeroyd 13 copiesPhoto
Pond Life: A Guide to Common Plants and Animals of North American Ponds and Lakes by George K. Reid 764 copies, 3 reviewsNature
Power Boats by William N. Wallace 8 copiesHandbook
Reptiles and Amphibians (Golden Guides) by Herbert Spencer Zim 731 copies, 3 reviewsNature
Reptiles of North America by Hobart M. Smith 150 copiesField
Rocks and Minerals: A Golden Photo Guide from St. Martin's Press by Cally Oldershaw 26 copiesPhoto
Rocks and Minerals: A Guide to Familiar Minerals, Gems, Ores and Rocks by Herbert S. Zim 1,480 copies, 9 reviewsNature
The Rocky Mountains (A Golden Guide) by Herbert Spencer Zim 88 copiesRegional
Sailing; a guide to handling, equipping, maintaining and buying the small sailboat by William N. Wallace 68 copiesHandbook
Scuba Diving: Handbook of Underwater Activities by Wheeler J. North 21 copiesHandbook
Seashells of North America: A Guide to Field Identification by R. Tucker Abbott 340 copies, 2 reviewsField
Seashells of the World - A Guide to the Better-Known Species (Golden Nature Guides) by R. Tucker Abbott 693 copies, 5 reviewsNature
Seashores: A Guide to Animals and Plants Along the Beaches by Herbert Spencer Zim 685 copies, 2 reviewsNature
Sharks: A Golden Guide from St. Martin's Press by Andrea Gibson 37 copies
The Sky Observer's Guide: A Handbook for Amateur Astronomers by R. Newton Mayall 432 copies, 1 reviewHandbook
Skyguide: A Field Guide to the Heavens by Mark Chartrand 281 copies, 1 reviewField
Snakes by George S. Fichter 11 copiesJunior
Snakes: A Golden Guide from St. Martin's Press by Sarah Whittley 46 copies
Space (Golden Photo Guide) by Pam Spence 19 copiesPhoto
Spiders and Their Kin (Golden Guide) by Herbert Walter Levi 628 copies, 3 reviewsNature
Stars: A Guide to the Constellations, Sun, Moon, Planets, and Other Features of the Heavens by Herbert S. Zim 1,001 copies, 3 reviewsNature
Trees of North America: A Field Guide to the Major Native and Introduced Species North of Mexico by C. Frank Brockman 1,172 copies, 3 reviewsField
Trees: A Guide to Familiar American Trees by Herbert Spencer Zim 1,304 copies, 6 reviewsNature
Tropical Fish by Bruce W. Halstead 95 copies
Tropical Rainforests by Allen M. Young 12 copiesField
Venomous Animals: 300 Animals in Full Color (Golden Guide) by Edmund D. Brodie 147 copies
Washington;: A comprehensive new guide for visitors to the Nation's Capital (Golden regional guide) by Robert E. Smallman 9 copiesRegional
Weather: Air Masses, Clouds, Rainfall, Storms, Weather Maps, Climate, (Golden Guides) by Paul E. Lehr 773 copies, 2 reviewsNature
Weeds by Alexander C. Martin 477 copies, 6 reviewsNature
Whales by George S. Fichter 103 copies
Wildflowers of North America by Frank D. Venning 286 copiesField
Wines by Henri André Fluchere 17 copies
Wonders of the world (Junior golden guide) by James A. Hathway 20 copiesJunior
Yosemite National Park (A Golden Guide) by Douglass H. Hubbard 41 copiesRegional
Zoo Animals (Golden Guides) by Donald Frederick Hoffmeister 76 copiesNature
Zoology: An Introduction to the Animal Kingdom by R. Will Burnett 170 copiesScience

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As originally published by Golden Press, there were Golden Nature Guides, Golden Science Guides, Golden Field Guides, Golden Regional Guides, and Golden Handbooks. When St. Martin's Press aquired the Golden Guide® trademark, they published Golden Guides and Golden Field Guides, some of which overlap with the previous series. For example, Weather was a Golden Science Guide when published by Golden, but is a Golden Guide when published by St. Martin's. See Golden Guide Reference (English, Unclassified)
As originally published by Golden Press, there were Golden Nature Guides, Golden Science Guides, Golden Field Guides, Golden Regional Guides, and Golden Handbooks. When St. Martin's Press aquired the Golden Guide® trademark, they published Golden Guides and Golden Field Guides, some of which overlap with the previous series. For example, Weather was a Golden Science Guide when published by Golden, but is a Golden Guide when published by St. Martin's. (English, Unclassified)
From Wikipedia: "The Golden Field Guides are a series of larger pocket-sized books that were created by Western Publishing and published under their "Golden Press" line (mostly used for children's books at the time), as a related series to the Golden Guides. Unlike the Golden Guides, the Field Guide went more in depth, being more aimed at the High-School/College level. They also had sturdier covers, obviously intending that they be used in the field. Most note that they are a "Guide to Field Identification" on the cover. To go more in depth and intended as both identification and educational, most of the Field Guides limited themselves to North America, while the Golden Guides were usually worldwide. Edited by Herbert Zim and Vera Webster, the books were written by experts in their field and illustrated with a simple straightforward style."A few of these titles were originally published as Nature Guides. (English, Unclassified)

Other Names

English: Golden Field Guides, Golden Handbooks, Golden Nature Guides


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