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Nebraska Guide Books


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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.

Detour Nebraska: Historic Destinations & Natural Wonders

By Gretchen M. Garrison

The History Press
Released: 2017-10-30
Paperback (144 pages)

Detour Nebraska: Historic Destinations & Natural Wonders
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For many, Nebraska is the flat prairie seen from the interstate. Yet with the Sandhills, bluffs and river valleys, the state has an abundance of riches. The heritage of early settlers is evident. Fort Kearny and Chimney Rock were pioneer harbors. The Fur Trade Museum and the Homestead Monument of America tell of those who came to make a life. Carhenge is a nationally known treasure. The Joslyn Art Museum features world-class art, and the Nebraska National Forest is the largest hand-planted forest in the nation. Native Nebraskan Gretchen Garrison details the places and people that make the Cornhusker State unique.

Birds of the Midwest (Adventure Quick Guides)

By Stan Tekiela

Adventure Publications Inc.
Spiral-bound (22 pages)

Birds of the Midwest (Adventure Quick Guides)
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  • Birds of the Midwest
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At the cabin, in the garden, or on a hike, keep this tabbed booklet close at hand. Based on Stan Tekiela's best-selling bird field guides and featuring 113 Midwest birds of Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin, the booklet is organized by color for quick and easy bird identification. Narrow your choices by color, and view detailed photographs of just a few birds at a time. The pocket-sized format is much easier to use than laminated foldouts, and the tear-resistant pages help to make the book durable in the field.

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.

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

By Jon Farrar

Jon Farrar
Paperback (384 pages)

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

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.

The Complete Roadside Guide to Nebraska, Second Edition

By Alan Boye BS MA

Brand: Bison Books
Paperback (496 pages)

The Complete Roadside Guide to Nebraska, Second Edition
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The second edition of The Complete Roadside Guide to Nebraska represents a major enlargement and revision of the first edition, making this the most comprehensive guide to the state ever written. The book covers over twelve thousand miles in all ninety-three counties of the “state where the West begins.” Here readers can become acquainted with numerous folklore tales and discover the locations of thousands of historical sites, burials, pioneer roads, museums, and other wonders of the Cornhusker State.

Nebraska Curiosities: Quirky Characters, Roadside Oddities & Other Offbeat Stuff (Curiosities Series)

By Rick Yoder

Yoder Rick Harding David
Paperback (256 pages)

Nebraska Curiosities: Quirky Characters, Roadside Oddities & Other Offbeat Stuff (Curiosities Series)
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  • Nebraska Curiosities Quirky Characters Roadside Oddities Other Offbeat Stuff
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Discover Nebraska's curious underside with this oddly entertaining little guide! Travelers with a taste for the bizarre, tacky, and hilarious can visit the Avoca Quack-Off, learn about the inland Linoma Lighthouse, view a Roller Skating Museum, and pay a visit to the world's largest covered wagon. Only true Cornhuskers could capture the essence of these and other authentic Nebraska phenomena, and Rick Yoder and David Harding do their home state proud.

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.

Audubon Guide to the National Wildlife Refuges: Northern Midwest: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South ... Guides to the National Wildlife Refuges)

By Tom Powers

St. Martin's Griffin
Paperback (288 pages)

Audubon Guide to the National Wildlife Refuges: Northern Midwest: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South ... Guides to the National Wildlife Refuges)
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Amazon.com Review:
Often overlooked as outdoors destinations, the 10 states of the upper Mississippi/Missouri/Ohio River valleys encompass 103 national wildlife refuges, 64 of them in North Dakota alone. This guidebook profiles 43 of the region's refuges, which take in glacial lakes, sandhills, swift rivers, deep bays, and open prairies that shelter an astonishing diversity of plant and animal species, including gray wolves, falcons, rattlesnakes, and voles--as well as hundreds of bird species. Naturalist-writers John Grassy and Tom Powers offer remarks on the refuges' histories, the animals and plants they harbor, and the ongoing struggle to expand and maintain the national refuge system in a time when so much of the region is being developed (with, for example, prairie wetland being drained and filled at an unprecedented rate as once-quiet Midwestern cities and towns grow ever larger). Anyone who has been entranced by the Niobrara River or the call of a loon will want to follow the authors' suggestions on where to go and what to see. --Gregory McNamee


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