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Nebraska Guide Books


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Nebraska Off the Beaten Path®: A Guide To Unique Places (Off the Beaten Path Series)

By Diana Lambdin Meyer

Hannah McNally
Paperback (192 pages)

Nebraska Off the Beaten Path®: A Guide To Unique Places (Off the Beaten Path Series)
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  • Off the Beaten Path Nebraska A Guide to Unique Places
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Nebraska Off the Beaten Path features the things travelers and locals want to see and experience––if only they knew about them. From the best in local dining to quirky cultural tidbits to hidden attractions, unique finds, and unusual locales, Nebraska Off the Beaten Path takes the reader down the road less traveled and reveals a side of Nebraska that other guidebooks just don't offer.

Nebraska (Second edition): A Guide to the Cornhusker State

By Federal Writers' Project

Brand: Bison Books
Paperback (424 pages)

Nebraska (Second edition): A Guide to the Cornhusker State
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First published in 1939, Nebraska: A Guide to the Cornhusker State was collaboratively written by the Federal Writers’ Project (FWP). As part of the Works Project Administration, the FWP gathered together some of the best writers of the era. Collectively, they undertook a nationwide initiative to record information about America and create comprehensive guides to their respective states. The wonderful results were a well-written blend of travel guide, ethnography, local history, and cultural document.

This guide to the Cornhusker State brought together Nebraska writers such as Weldon Kees, Mari Sandoz, and Loren Eiseley. These respected authors created a remarkable compendium that includes chapters on the state’s history, environment, peoples, flora and fauna, government, agriculture and industry, folklore, architecture, art, and literature. Rewarding reading for the armchair traveler and a companion for the tourist, Nebraska captures an era and makes accessible to readers information that is not readily available outside archives.

Nebraska Atlas and Gazetteer (Nebraska Atlas & Gazetteer)

By Delorme

Delorme
Released: 2010-10-01
Map (80 pages)

Nebraska Atlas and Gazetteer (Nebraska Atlas & Gazetteer)
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  • Includes back roads, elevation contours, recreational areas, etc.
  • Easy to use and read
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Wouldn't it be nice to always have exactly the right kind of map, whatever your needs may be? You will, with the uniquely versatile DeLorme Atlas & Gazetteer Series. These topographic atlases cover individual states with the most comprehensive detail available, including back roads, backwater lakes and streams, boat ramps, forests, wetlands, trailheads, campgrounds, public lands, prime hunting and fishing spots, and countless landmarks and points of interest. You'll also find a wealth of information on everything from family outings to wilderness adventures. The Atlas & Gazetteer is ideal for outdoor recreation, business travel, home or office reference, and countless other uses.

Nebraska Gazetteer categories
» Attractions
» Bicycle Routes
» Campgrounds
» Fishing
» Hiking
» Historic Sites
» Hunting
» National Lands
» Paddling
» Scenic Drives
» State Parks & Recreation Areas
» Unique Natural Features
» Wildlife Viewing

Suggested Uses
» In-vehicle for everyday reference
» Exploring back roads
» Outdoor recreation preparation and navigation
» Business travel
» Planning vacations and leisure activities
» Armchair journeys

Field Guide to the Common Grasses of Oklahoma, Kansas, and Nebraska

By Iralee Barnard

University Press of Kansas
Paperback (256 pages)

Field Guide to the Common Grasses of Oklahoma, Kansas, and Nebraska
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Once covered by wild grasses, America's heartland is by nature a grassland, populated with plants whose ecological importance, practical value, and subtle beauty we are only now beginning to comprehend. Of the 3,000 species of wild plants in Oklahoma, Kansas, and Nebraska, in the heart of the heartland, only two of every ten are grasses, and in some prairies just one or two of these can account for 80 to 90 percent of the ground cover. It is these major wild grasses, the native and the naturalized, that this field guide covers, as well as some not found in such large numbers but nonetheless widespread and easily noticed.

From the more familiar (like big bluestem, little bluestem, Indiangrass, switchgrass, buffalograss, sideoats grama, and blue grama) to the less recognized (such as ticklegrass, rice cutgrass, and prairie wedgegrass), from the weedy to the desirable, each of the seventy species profiled in these pages appears in full-color, its fundamental characteristics clearly identifiable by novice and expert alike: flowers and seed heads, leaf details with size comparisons, and whole mature plant pictures.

Though of ever broadening interest—to ranchers, gardeners, naturalists, and restorers of prairies and native landscapes—grasses are notoriously tricky to identify. A number of features of this guide make the task considerably easier. A handy system of "finding lists," allows a user to navigate quickly to identification of an unknown grass. Descriptions, written in clear and easily understood terms, focus on the primary characteristics of each species and are accompanied by distribution maps. And an illustrated glossary, leaf comparison section, and table of grass flowering dates provide additional information and opportunities for recognizing and appreciating various species.

Putting these plants into ecological and cultural context, botanist and grass specialist Iralee Barnard gives readers, whether curious amateur, passionate naturalist, or professional, a new way of understanding the grasses of America's prairies and plains, including their plant structures and adaptations, their natural history, ecological associations, and cultural importance.

Nebraska Birds: A Folding Pocket Guide to Familiar Species (A Pocket Naturalist Guide)

By James Kavanagh

Waterford Press
Pamphlet (1 pages)

Nebraska Birds: A Folding Pocket Guide to Familiar Species (A Pocket Naturalist Guide)
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The Cornhusker State is an undulating plain that slopes gradually from northwest to southwest with semi-arid high plains and over 2,000 lakes and is the permanent or migratory home of 455 species of birds including the state bird, the Western meadowlark. This beautifully illustrated guide highlights over 140 familiar and unique species and includes an ecoregion map featuring prominent bird-viewing areas. Laminated for durability, this lightweight, pocket-sized folding guide is an excellent source of portable information and ideal for field use by visitors and residents alike. Made in the USA.

Nebraska Trees & Wildflowers: A Folding Pocket Guide to Familiar Plants (A Pocket Naturalist Guide)

By James Kavanagh

Waterford Press
Pamphlet (1 pages)

Nebraska Trees & Wildflowers: A Folding Pocket Guide to Familiar Plants (A Pocket Naturalist Guide)
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The Sandhills ecosystem in Nebraska is one of the largest remaining intact grasslands in North America and supports a multitude of plant life. The state flower, the goldenrod, is one of thousands of species of plants growing in the diverse ecosystems found throughout the state. This beautifully illustrated guide highlights over 140 familiar and unique species of trees, shrubs and wildflowers and also includes an ecoregion map featuring prominent botanical sanctuaries. Laminated for durability, this lightweight, pocket-sized folding guide is an excellent source of portable information and ideal for field use by visitors and residents alike. Made in the USA.

Field Guide to Wildflowers of Nebraska and the Great Plains: Second Edition (Bur Oak Guide)

By Jon Farrar

University Of Iowa Press
Paperback (384 pages)

Field Guide to Wildflowers of Nebraska and the Great Plains: Second Edition (Bur Oak Guide)
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From the mixed-grass prairies of the Panhandle in the west, to the Sandhills prairie and mixed-grass prairies in central Nebraska, to the tallgrass prairies in the east, the state is home to hundreds of wildflower species, yet the primary guide to these flowers has been out of print for almost two decades. Now back in a second edition with updated nomenclature, refined plant descriptions, better photographs where improvements were called for, and a new design, Jon Farrar’s Field Guide to Wildflowers of Nebraska and the Great Plains, originally published by NEBRASKAland magazine and the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission, is a visual treat and educational guide to some of the region’s showiest and most interesting wildflowers.
 
Organizing species by color, Farrar provides scientific, common, and family names; time of flowering; distribution both for Nebraska specifically and for the Great Plains in general; and preferred habitat including soil type and plant community from roadsides to woodlands to grasslands. Descriptions of each species are succinct and accessible; Farrar packs a surprising amount of information into a compact space. For many species, he includes intriguing notes about edibility, medicinal uses by Native Americans and early pioneers, similar species and varieties, hybridization, and changes in status as plants become uncommon or endangered. Superb color photographs allow each of the 274 wildflowers to be easily identified and pen-and-ink illustrations provide additional details for many species.
 
It is a joy to have this new edition riding along on car seats and in backpacks helping naturalists at all levels of expertise explore prairies, woodlands, and wetlands in search of those ever-changing splashes of color we call wildflowers.

History of Nebraska Agriculture, A: A Life Worth Living (American Heritage)

By Jody L. Lamp & Melody Dobson

The History Press
Released: 2017-06-12
Paperback (240 pages)

History of Nebraska Agriculture, A: A Life Worth Living (American Heritage)
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Once known as the "Great American Desert," Nebraska's plains and native grasslands today make it a domestic leader in producing food, feed and fuel. From Omaha to Ogallala, Nebraska's founding farmers, ranchers and agribusiness leaders endured hardships while fostering kinships that have lasted generations. While many continued on the trails leading west, others from around the world stayed, seeking a home and land to cultivate. American Doorstop Project co-founders and authors Jody L. Lamp and Melody Dobson celebrate the state's forgotten and untold agricultural history, highlighting more than a century and a half of agriculture industry, inventions and innovations in the Cornhusker State.

Nebraska Nature Set: Field Guides to Wildlife, Birds, Trees & Wildflowers of Nebraska

By James Kavanagh

Waterford Press
Paperback (36 pages)

Nebraska Nature Set: Field Guides to Wildlife, Birds, Trees & Wildflowers of Nebraska
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The Nebraska Nature Set offers the best in wildlife and plant identification for The Cornhusker State. The set includes three Pocket Naturalist Guides to Nebraska, Trees & Wildflowers, Birds, and Wildlife, and is attractively packaged in an acetate bag. The beautifully illustrated folding guides highlight well over 300 familiar and unique species and include ecoregion maps featuring prominent wildlife-viewing areas and botanical sanctuaries. Laminated for durability, Pocket Naturalist Guides are lightweight, pocket-sized sources of portable information and ideal for field use by novices and experts alike. Made in the USA.

Nebraska 2017 Journeyman Electrician Exam Questions and Study Guide

By Ray Holder

Brown Technical Publications Inc.
Paperback (420 pages)

Nebraska 2017 Journeyman Electrician Exam Questions and Study Guide
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The 2017 Nebraska study guide will help you prepare for the exam by providing 12 practice open book exams and 2 Final Closed Book Exams. This book also covers most topics that are included on all Journeyman Electricians exams such as conductor sizing and protection, motors, transformers, voltage drop, over-current protection and residential and commercial load calculations. The text contains the most widely used electrical calculations and formulas the reader needs to pass the Journeyman electrical competency exam.


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