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Illinois Guide Books


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Birds of Illinois Field Guide

By Stan Tekiela

Adventure Publications Inc.
Black Paperback (288 pages)

Birds of Illinois Field Guide
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Learn to Identify Birds in Illinois!

Make bird watching in Illinois even more enjoyable! With Stan Tekiela’s famous field guide, bird identification is simple and informative. There’s no need to look through dozens of photos of birds that don’t live in your area. This book features 111 species of Illinois birds, organized by color for ease of use. Do you see a yellow bird and don’t know what it is? Go to the yellow section to find out. Fact-filled information, a compare feature, range maps, and detailed photographs help to ensure that you positively identify the birds that you see.

ILTS Elementary Education (Grades 1-6) (197-200) Exam Secrets Study Guide: ILTS Test Review for the Illinois Licensure Testing System

By Mometrix Illinois Teacher Certification Test Team

Mometrix Media LLC
Paperback (384 pages)

ILTS Elementary Education (Grades 1-6) (197-200) Exam Secrets Study Guide: ILTS Test Review for the Illinois Licensure Testing System
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Mometrix Test Preparation's ILTS Elementary Education (Grades 1-6) (197-200) Exam Secrets Study Guide is the ideal prep solution for anyone who wants to pass their Illinois Licensure Testing System. The exam is extremely challenging, and thorough test preparation is essential for success. Our study guide includes:

  • Practice test questions with detailed answer explanations
  • Tips and strategies to help you get your best test performance
  • A complete review of all ILTS test sections
  • Language and Literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Science and Social Science

Illinois Licensure Testing System, ILTS, and the ILTS logo are trademarks, in the U.S. and/or other countries, of Pearson Education, Inc. or its affiliate(s). This product was developed by Mometrix Test Preparation. It was not developed in connection with the Evaluation Systems group of NCS Pearson, nor was it reviewed, approved or endorsed by these agencies.

The Mometrix guide is filled with the critical information you will need in order to do well on your ILTS exam: the concepts, procedures, principles, and vocabulary that the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) and National Evaluation Systems (NES) expects you to have mastered before sitting for your exam.

The Language and Literacy section covers:

  • Communication and Media Literacy
  • Developmental Literacy
  • ELA Pedagogy
  • Reading Comprehension and Literature

The Mathematics section covers:

  • Algebra
  • Fractions, Decimals, and Percentages
  • Geometry and Measurement
  • Mathematical Pedagogy

The Science and Social Science section covers:

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Citizenship
  • Earth Science, Weather, and the Environment

...and much more!

Our guide is full of specific and detailed information that will be key to passing your exam. Concepts and principles aren't simply named or described in passing, but are explained in detail. The Mometrix ILTS study guide is laid out in a logical and organized fashion so that one section naturally flows from the one preceding it. Because it's written with an eye for both technical accuracy and accessibility, you will not have to worry about getting lost in dense academic language.

Any test prep guide is only as good as its practice questions and answer explanations, and that's another area where our guide stands out. The Mometrix test prep team has provided plenty of ILTS practice test questions to prepare you for what to expect on the actual exam. Each answer is explained in depth, in order to make the principles and reasoning behind it crystal clear.

We've helped hundreds of thousands of people pass standardized tests and achieve their education and career goals. We've done this by setting high standards for Mometrix Test Preparation guides, and our ILTS Elementary Education (Grades 1-6) (197-200) Exam Secrets Study Guide is no exception. It's an excellent investment in your future. Get the ILTS review you need to be successful on your exam.

Exploring Nature in Illinois: A Field Guide to the Prairie State

By Michael Jeffords

University of Illinois Press
Paperback (257 pages)

Exploring Nature in Illinois: A Field Guide to the Prairie State
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Loaded with full color photographs and evocative descriptions, Exploring Nature in Illinois provides a panorama of the state's overlooked natural diversity. Naturalists Michael Jeffords and Susan Post explore fifty preserves, forests, restoration areas, and parks, bringing an expert view to wildlife and landscapes and looking beyond the obvious to uncover the unexpected beauty of Illinois's wild places.
 
From the colorful variety of birds at War Bluff Valley Audubon Sanctuary to the exposed bedrock and cliff faces of Apple River Canyon, Exploring Nature in Illinois will inspire readers to explore wonders hidden from urban sprawl and cultivated farmland. Maps and descriptions help travelers access even hard-to-find sites while a wealth of detail and photography offers nature-lovers insights into the flora, fauna, and other aspects of vibrant settings and ecosystems. The authors also include diary entries describing their own impressions of and engagement with the sites.
 
A unique and much-needed reference, Exploring Nature in Illinois will entertain and enlighten hikers, cyclers, students and scouts, morning walkers, weekend drivers, and anyone else seeking to get back to nature in the Prairie State.

Butterflies of Illinois: A Field Guide

By Michael Jeffords & James R. Wiker

Illinois Natural History Survey
Released: 2019-03-16
Paperback (440 pages)

Butterflies of Illinois: A Field Guide
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Prairie spaces and abundant wildflowers make Illinois an amateur lepidopterist's delight. Butterflies of Illinois offers a portable, easy-to-use guide rich with descriptions, field photography, and life-sized specimen photos of all the state's native species. It also includes:• identification quick guides depicting the tops and undersides of all butterfly species• scientific information and photos that explain life cycles, habitats, and ecology• range maps• flight period charts• key characteristics relevant to field identification• descriptions of rarely seen butterflies and irregular visitors from nearby states• supplemental information on various species, including collection records and unusual sightings Geared toward enthusiasts and experts alike, Butterflies of Illinois is a must-have companion for any nature hike or garden walk.

Kaufman Field Guide to Nature of the Midwest (Kaufman Field Guides)

By Kenn Kaufman & Jeff Sayre

Houghton Mifflin Peterson Books
Paperback (416 pages)

Kaufman Field Guide to Nature of the Midwest (Kaufman Field Guides)
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The only field guide to bring along to identify the birds, mammals, trees, wildflowers, insects, reptiles, amphibians, fish, spiders, mushrooms, ferns, rocks, and sky of the Midwest

Even if we focus on certain things in the outdoors, most of us are curious about everything else that might turn up. Serious birders, botanists, and entomologists all have their specialized guides, but this book is the guide to “everything else"—the one guide to take when you go out for a walk. Wow, that’s a cool-looking mushroom. Wonder what it is. Hey, look at that weird insect.

Birds, mammals, trees, wildflowers, insects, reptiles, amphibians, fish, spiders, mushrooms, ferns, grasses, even constellations overhead and rocks underfoot—it’s all here. With authoritative yet broad coverage, nontechnical language, and more than two thousand color photographs, this book is an essential reference for nature lovers living in or visiting Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Iowa.

Trees of Illinois Field Guide (Tree Identification Guides)

By Stan Tekiela

Adventure Publications Inc.
Paperback (272 pages)

Trees of Illinois Field Guide (Tree Identification Guides)
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Make tree identification in Illinois even more enjoyable!

Now tree identification is simple and productive.

  • 124 species―only Illinois trees! No need to look through dozens of photos of trees that don’t grow in Illinois
  • Fact-filled information and stunning, professional photographs
  • Easy-to-use thumb tabs showing leaf type and attachment and compare feature showing average tree height
  • Stan’s Notes, including naturalist information and gee-whiz facts

Trees of Illinois

By Linda J. Kershaw

Lone Pine Publishing
Paperback (304 pages)

Trees of Illinois
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This beautifully illustrated and comprehensive work is equally of use to botanists, foresters, horticulturists, and amateur naturalists. Kershaw and Hamilton have crafted 146 accounts describing 213 species, encompassing all native and naturalized trees and tall shrubs in the state.

Guide to Illinois Vegetable Gardening (Vegetable Gardening Guides)

By James Fizzell

Brand: Cool Springs Press
Paperback (288 pages)

Guide to Illinois Vegetable Gardening (Vegetable Gardening Guides)
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This book offers advice on everything from starting your garden from seed, to planning your garden with helpful space saving techniques.  Make this guide a must-have resource for anyone interested in growing vegetables, no matter what their space requirements. Helpful charts will outline when to plant and when to harvest cool and warm season vegetables.

Edible Wild Mushrooms of Illinois and Surrounding States: A Field-to-Kitchen Guide (Field-To-Kitchen Guides)

By Joe McFarland

University of Illinois Press
Paperback (232 pages)

Edible Wild Mushrooms of Illinois and Surrounding States: A Field-to-Kitchen Guide (Field-To-Kitchen Guides)
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Lavishly illustrated with nearly three hundred gorgeous full-color photos, this engaging guidebook carefully describes forty different edible species of wild mushrooms found around Illinois and surrounding states, including Iowa, Wisconsin, Missouri, Indiana, and Kentucky. With conversational and witty prose, the book provides extensive detail on each edible species, including photographs of potential look-alikes to help you safely identify and avoid poisonous species. Mushroom lovers from Chicago to Cairo will find their favorite local varieties, including morels, chanterelles, boletes, puffballs, and many others. Veteran mushroom hunters Joe McFarland and Gregory M. Mueller also impart their wisdom about the best times and places to find these hidden gems.

Edible Wild Mushrooms of Illinois and Surrounding States also offers practical advice on preparing, storing, drying, and cooking with wild mushrooms, presenting more than two dozen tantalizing mushroom recipes from some of the best restaurants and chefs in Illinois, including one of Food & Wine magazine's top 10 new chefs of 2007. Recipes include classics like Beer Battered Morels, Parasol Mushroom Frittatas, and even the highly improbable (yet delectable) Morel Tiramisu for dessert.

As the first new book about Illinois mushrooms in more than eighty years, this is the guide that mushroom hunters and cooks have been craving.

Visit the book's companion website at www.illinoismushrooms.com.

Rocks & Minerals of Wisconsin, Illinois & Iowa: A Field Guide to the Badger, Prairie & Hawkeye States (Rocks & Minerals Identification Guides)

By Dan Lynch

Adventure Publications
Paperback (244 pages)

Rocks & Minerals of Wisconsin, Illinois & Iowa: A Field Guide to the Badger, Prairie & Hawkeye States (Rocks & Minerals Identification Guides)
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Get the perfect guide to rocks and minerals in the Heartland! The book features comprehensive entries for 96 rocks and minerals of Wisconsin, Illinois and Iowa, from common rocks to rare finds. The easy-to-use format means you'll quickly find what you need to know and where to look, while the authors' photographs depict the detail needed for identification - no need to guess from line drawings. With this field guide in hand, identifying and collecting can be fun and informative.


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