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Cemeteries of Illinois: A Field Guide to Markers, Monuments, and Motifs

By Hal Hassen

Ingramcontent
Paperback (208 pages)

Cemeteries of Illinois: A Field Guide to Markers, Monuments, and Motifs
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  • Cemeteries of Illinois A Field Guide to Markers Monuments and Motifs
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Illinois is home to cemeteries and burial grounds dating back to the Native American era. Whether sprawling over thousands of acres or dotting remote woodlands, these treasure troves of local and state history reflect two centuries of social, economic, and technological change. This easy-to-use guidebook invites amateur genealogists, historians, and cemetery buffs to decipher the symbols and uncover the fascinating past awaiting them in Illinois 's resting places. Hal Hassen and Dawn Cobb have combined almost three hundred photographs with expert detail to showcase how cemeteries and burial grounds can teach us about archaeology, folklore, art, geology, and social behavior. Features include
  • the ways different materials used as gravestones and markers reflect historical trends;
  • how to understanding the changes in the use of iconographic images;
  • the story behind architectural features like fencing, roads, and gates;
  • what enthusiasts can do to preserve local cemeteries for future generations.
Captivating and informed, Cemeteries of Illinois is the only guide you need to unlock the mysteries of our state 's final resting places.

American Birding Association Field Guide to Birds of Illinois (American Birding Association State Field)

By Michael L. P. Retter

Scott & Nix, Inc.
Paperback (424 pages)

American Birding Association Field Guide to Birds of Illinois (American Birding Association State Field)
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The diverse habitats of Illinois--prairies, savannas, rivers, marshes, forests, and beaches--offer a home for hundreds of types of birds throughout the year. More than just a "flyover state", Illinois welcomes hundreds of species of migrating birds during the spring and fall. From the shores of Lake Michigan in the north to Central Plains and the magnificent Shawnee National Forest, Illinois is a magnificent state for birds and birders. Written by a third-generation Illinoisan birdwatcher and filled with over 500 color images of birds in native habitats, this is the perfect companion for anyone interested in learning about the natural history and diversity of the Prairie State's birds--and when and where to find them.

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.

Rail-Trails Illinois, Indiana, and Ohio: The definitive guide to the region's top multiuse trails

By Rails-to-Trails Conservancy

Wilderness Press
Paperback (264 pages)

Rail-Trails Illinois, Indiana, and Ohio: The definitive guide to the region s top multiuse trails
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Across the country, more than 1,600 unused railroad corridors have been converted to level, public, multiuse trails, where people can enjoy a fitness run, a leisurely bike ride, or a stroll with the family. In this updated guide in the popular series, the Rails-to-Trails Conservancy presents the finest rail-trails, plus other great multiuse trails in three Midwestern states.

Rail-Trails Illinois, Indiana, and Ohio covers more than 70 trails in the region. Many rail-trails are paved and run through the most scenic parts of towns. Others, such as the 20-mile Sam Vadalabene Great River Road Bike Trail, travel along lush waterways, dramatic bluffs, and steep hills. The Monoon Trail in Indiana highlights the best of midwestern rail-trails by stitching together neighborhoods, recreational facilities, schools, and cultural centers between Indianapolis and Carmel. Rail-Trails Illinois, Indiana, and Ohio lets readers enjoy the serenity of the rural countryside along the Midwest's many great multiuse trails.

This full-color book includes succinct descriptions of each trail from start to finish, plus at-a-glance summary information indicating permitted uses, surface type, length, and directions to trailheads for each trail. Every trip has a detailed map that includes start and end points, trailhead, parking, restroom facilities, and other amenities.

ILTS Test of Academic Proficiency (400) Secrets Study Guide: ILTS Exam Review for the Illinois Licensure Testing System (Mometrix Secrets Study Guides)

By ILTS Exam Secrets Test Prep Team

Mometrix Media LLC
Paperback (176 pages)

ILTS Test of Academic Proficiency (400) Secrets Study Guide: ILTS Exam Review for the Illinois Licensure Testing System (Mometrix Secrets Study Guides)
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***Includes Practice Test Questions***

Get the test prep help you need to be successful on the ILTS Test of Academic Proficiency test.

The ILTS Test of Academic Proficiency (400) is extremely challenging and thorough test preparation is essential for success. ILTS Test of Academic Proficiency (400) Secrets Study Guide is the ideal prep solution for anyone who wants to pass the ILTS Test of Academic Proficiency Exam.

Not only does it provide a comprehensive guide to the ILTS Test of Academic Proficiency Exam as a whole, it also provides practice test questions as well as detailed explanations of each answer.

ILTS Test of Academic Proficiency (400) Secrets Study Guide includes:
  • A thorough overview of the ILTS Test of Academic Proficiency
  • A breakdown of reading comprehension
  • An examination of language arts
  • An analysis of mathematics
  • Comprehensive practice questions with detailed answer explanations
It's filled with the critical information you'll need in order to do well on the test: the concepts, procedures, principles, and vocabulary that the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) expects you to have mastered before sitting for the exam.

The Reading Comprehension section covers:
  • Understanding literature
  • Purposes for writing
  • Writing devices
  • Types of passages
  • History and culture
  • Responding literature
  • Literary genres
  • Organization
  • Drawing conclusions
  • Informational sources
  • Reference materials
  • Determining word meaning
The Language Arts section covers:
  • Choosing topics
  • Purposes of writing
  • Thesis
  • Formal outlines
  • Research
  • Writing
  • Editing
  • Evaluating student writing
  • Assessments
  • Classroom based research
  • Perspective
  • Effects of prior knowledge
The Mathematics section covers:
  • Operations
  • Fractions, percentages, and related concepts
  • Data analysis
  • Probability
  • Equations and graphing
  • Systems of equations
  • Polynomial algebra
  • Solving quadratic equations
  • Lines and planes
  • Angles
  • Area and perimeter formulas
  • Similarity and congruence rules
These sections are full of specific and detailed information that will be key to passing the ILTS Test of Academic Proficiency Exam. Concepts and principles aren't simply named or described in passing, but are explained in detail. The 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 answers, and that's another area where our guide stands out. Our test designers have provided scores of test questions that will prepare you for what to expect on the actual ILTS Test of Academic Proficiency Exam. Each answer is explained in depth, in order to make the principles and reasoning behind it crystal clear.

We've helped thousands of people pass standardized tests and achieve their education and career goals. We've done this by setting high standards for our test preparation guides, and our ILTS Test of Academic Proficiency Exam Secrets Study Guide is no exception. It's an excellent investment in your future.

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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Trees are all around, but how much do you know about them? With this famous field guide by award-winning author and naturalist Stan Tekiela, you can make tree identification simple, informative and productive. Learn about 124 Illinois trees, organized in the book by leaf type and attachment. Fact-filled information contains the particulars that you want to know, while full-page photos provide the visual detail needed for accurate identification. Trees are fascinating and wonderful, and this is the perfect introduction to them.

Prairie Plants of Illinois: A Field Guide to the Prairie Grasses and Wildflowers of Illinois and the Midwest

By Steve W. Chadde

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Paperback (290 pages)

Prairie Plants of Illinois: A Field Guide to the Prairie Grasses and Wildflowers of Illinois and the Midwest
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Prairie Plants of Illinois is an easy-to-use guide for identifying over 100 of the most common grasses, wildflowers, and shrubs found on the prairies of Illinois and in the surrounding region. By using the simple set of keys, identifying an unknown prairie plant will be relatively straightforward. In addition, detailed line drawings and an illustrated glossary supplement the text. Maps show the county distribution of each species both in Illinois and across the central United States.

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

By Lyndee Henderson

Globe Pequot Press
Paperback (264 pages)

Illinois Off the Beaten Path®: A Guide To Unique Places (Off the Beaten Path Series)
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Completely new tenth edition! Illinois 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, Illinois Off the Beaten Path takes the reader down the road less traveled and reveals a side of Illinois that other guidebooks just don't offer.

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

By Michael Jeffords

Michael Jeffords Susan Post
Paperback (280 pages)

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

The Best in Tent Camping: Illinois: A Guide for Car Campers Who Hate RVs, Concrete Slabs, and Loud Portable Stereos (Best Tent Camping)

By John Schirle

Globe
Paperback (208 pages)

The Best in Tent Camping: Illinois: A Guide for Car Campers Who Hate RVs, Concrete Slabs, and Loud Portable Stereos (Best Tent Camping)
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  • BEST TENT CAMPING ILLINOIS
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For the outdoor enthusiast, Illinois has it all: rivers to canoe, lakes to fish, trails to hike and bike, and plenty of quiet places to camp. This indispensable guide is aimed at the tent camper who wants to enjoy these things up close. Unlike other guides that merely list all campgrounds, The Best in Tent Camping: Illinois profiles in detail the 50 best sites in the state for campers who seek the serene and secluded. Here is essential information about each campground (including season, facilities, rates, directions, GPS coordinates, and websites), as well as a description of the campground, the best sites, and nearby activities such as hiking, canoeing, fishing, and mountain biking. The guide covers well-known parks as well as some campgrounds that are local secrets that can't be found on Internet searches.


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