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Kentucky Guide Books


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National Audubon Society Regional Guide to the Southeastern States: Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, ... (National Audubon Society Field Guide)

By National Audubon Society

Random House
Released: 1999-09-28
Turtleback (448 pages)

National Audubon Society Regional Guide to the Southeastern States: Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, ... (National Audubon Society Field Guide)
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  • AUDBN RG: SOUTHEASTERN STATES
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The most comprehensive field guide available to the American Southeast--a portable, essential companion for visitors and residents alike--from the go-to reference source for over 18 million nature lovers.

This compact volume contains:

An easy-to-use field guide for identifying 1,000 of the state's wildflowers, trees, mushrooms, mosses, fishes, amphibians, reptiles, birds, butterflies, mammals, and much more;

A complete overview of the southeastern region's natural history, covering geology, wildlife habitats, ecology, fossils, rocks and minerals, clouds and weather patterns, and the night sky;

An extensive sampling of the area's best parks, preserves, hiking trails, forests, and wildlife sanctuaries, with detailed descriptions and visitor information for 50 sites and notes on dozens of others.

The guide is packed with visual information -- the 1,500 full-color images include more than 1,300 photographs, 13 maps, and 16 night-sky charts, as well as more than 100 drawings explaining everything from geological processes to the basic features of different plants and animals.  

For everyone who lives or spends time in Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, or Tennessee, there can be no finer guide to the area's natural surroundings than the National Audubon Society Field Guide to the Southeastern States.

Birds of Kentucky Field Guide

By Stan Tekiela

Adventure Publications Inc.
Paperback (292 pages)

Birds of Kentucky Field Guide
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Make bird watching in Kentucky 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 Kentucky. This book features 112 species of Kentucky 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.

Kentucky Trees & Wildflowers: A Folding Pocket Guide to Familiar Species (A Pocket Naturalist Guide)

By James Kavanagh

Kavanaugh, James/ Leung, Raymond (ILT)
Pamphlet (1 pages)

Kentucky Trees & Wildflowers: A Folding Pocket Guide to Familiar Species (A Pocket Naturalist Guide)
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The state flower, the goldenrod, is one of thousands of species of plants growing in the diverse ecosystems found throughout the Bluegrass 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.

Kentucky Off the Beaten Path®: A Guide to Unique Places (Off the Beaten Path Series)

By Zoe Strecker

Globe Pequot Press
Paperback (264 pages)

Kentucky Off the Beaten Path®: A Guide to Unique Places (Off the Beaten Path Series)
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Tired of the same old tourist traps? Whether you’re a visitor or a local looking for something different, let Kentucky Off the Beaten Path show you the Bluegrass State you never knew existed.

Soothe your ailments and your hunger with the healing properties of poke at the Poke Sallet Festival; take an expedition through Walt Whitman’s “vale of the Elkhorn” in a canoe; or stay in your own personal concrete teepee in Cave City.

Visit the incredible collection of fossils on display at Big Bone Lick State Park, in an area where colossal mammals came to lick salt (and sulfur) more than 10,000 years ago.

So if you’ve “been there, done that” one too many times, get off the main road and venture Off the Beaten Path.

Compact Guide to Kentucky Birds

By Michael Roedel

Lone Pine
Paperback (192 pages)

Compact Guide to Kentucky Birds
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A great introductory field guide to the birds of Kentucky. This book features over 80 species. Each account has two pages of color illustrations and detailed information including each bird's common and scientific name, its size and voice, a range map, a photograph of the bird's egg, along with information on nesting, size of the egg and incubation period. Illustrations of similar species also are featured.

Kentucky Bourbon Country: The Essential Travel Guide

By Susan Reigler

Susan Reigler
Paperback (248 pages)

Kentucky Bourbon Country: The Essential Travel Guide
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  • Kentucky Bourbon Country The Essential Travel Guide
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Like wine lovers who dream of traveling to Bordeaux or beer enthusiasts with visions of the breweries of Belgium, bourbon lovers plan their pilgrimages to Kentucky's bourbon country. And what a country it is! Some of the most famous distilleries are tucked away in the scenic Bluegrass region stretching between Louisville, Bardstown, and Lexington. Locals and tourists alike seek out the world's finest whiskeys in Kentucky as interest in America's only native spirit continues to grow.

In Kentucky Bourbon Country, Susan Reigler offers essential information and practical advice to anyone considering a trip to the state's distilleries or to the restaurants and bars on the Urban Bourbon Trail. Featuring 200 full-color photographs and a bourbon glossary, the book is organized by region and provides valuable details about the Bluegrass―including attractions near each distillery and notes on restaurants, lodging, shopping, and seasonal events in Kentucky's beautiful historic towns.

In addition to providing knowledge about each point of interest, Kentucky Bourbon Country weaves in little-known facts about the region's best-kept secrets, such as the historic distillery used as a set in the movie Stripes and the fates of used bourbon barrels. Whether you're interested in visiting the place where your favorite bourbon is made or hoping to discover exciting new varieties, this handy and practical guide is the key to enjoying the best of bourbon.

Weird Kentucky: Your Travel Guide to Kentucky's Local Legends and Best Kept Secrets

By Jeffrey Scott Holland

Jeffrey Scott Holland
Hardcover (256 pages)

Weird Kentucky: Your Travel Guide to Kentucky s Local Legends and Best Kept Secrets
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  • Weird Kentucky Your Travel Guide to Kentucky s Local Legends and Best Kept Secrets
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"Best Travel Series of the Year 2006!"—Booklist

 

What’s weird around here?

That’s a question Mark Moran and Mark Sceurman have enjoyed asking for years—and their offbeat sense of curiosity led them to create the bestselling phenomenon, Weird N.J. Now the weirdness has spread throughout key locales in the U.S. Each fun and intriguing volume offers more than 250 illustrated pages of places where tourists usually don’t venture—it’s chock-full of oddball curiosities, ghostly places, local legends, crazy characters, cursed roads, and peculiar roadside attractions. What’s NOT shockingly odd here: that every previously published Weird book has become a bestseller in its region.

Hiking Kentucky: A Guide to 80 of Kentucky's Greatest Hiking Adventures (State Hiking Guides Series)

By Carrie Stambaugh

NATIONAL BOOK NETWRK
Paperback (368 pages)

Hiking Kentucky: A Guide to 80 of Kentucky s Greatest Hiking Adventures (State Hiking Guides Series)
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  • From old country roads to dense forest paths, Kentucky boasts more than 1,500 miles of marked and maintained trails. Author Michael Brown describes seventy-nine of his favorite hikes, from 1-mile nature trails to multiday backpacks.
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From old country roads to dense forest paths, Kentucky boasts more than 1,500 miles of marked and maintained trails. Author Carrie Stambaugh describes eighty of her favorite hikes, from 1-mile nature trails to multiday backpacks. With detailed information on trailhead location, difficulty, and much, much more, Hiking Kentucky, Third Edition is bound to have something for everyone!

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

By James Kavanagh

Waterford Press
Paperback (36 pages)

Kentucky Nature Set: Field Guides to Wildlife, Birds, Trees & Wildflowers of Kentucky
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The Kentucky Nature Set offers the best in wildlife and plant identification for The Bluegrass State. The set includes three Pocket Naturalist Guides to Kentucky – Trees & Wildflowers, Birds, and Wildlife – and is attractively packaged in a 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.

A Canoeing and Kayaking Guide to Kentucky (Canoe and Kayak Series)

By Bob Sehlinger

MENASHA RIDGE PRESS
Paperback (272 pages)

A Canoeing and Kayaking Guide to Kentucky (Canoe and Kayak Series)
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  • Southeast Paddling Guides
  • Can/Kay Gd To Kentucky
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With approximately 54,000 miles of streams and rivers, Kentucky has more miles of running water than any state except Alaska. Wet your paddling blade and whet your paddling appetite with the authority on paddling the waterways of Kentucky--A Canoeing & Kayaking Guide to Kentucky. Researched and written by veteran outdoor writers and paddlers Bob Sehlinger and Johnny Molloy, A Canoeing & Kayaking Guide to Kentucky is as vital to enjoying Kentucky's waterways as the boat itself. From the coal fields of Eastern Kentucky to Kentucky's western border along the Mighty Mississippi, this redesigned and completely updated guide to paddling the creeks, rivers, and coastal waterways of the Bluegrass State covers thousands of miles of paddling that range in difficulty from scenic floats down the Cumberland to whitewater runs of the Russell Fork. New maps, new river profiles, completely updated contact information, at-a-glance data that includes class, length, time, gauge, level, gradient, volume, and ratings for solitude and scenery make this guide an indispensable river companion.


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