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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.

My Old Kentucky Road Trip:: Historic Destinations & Natural Wonders

By Cameron Ludwick

Arcadia Publishing
Released: 2015-03-30
Paperback (192 pages)

My Old Kentucky Road Trip:: Historic Destinations & Natural Wonders
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A drive straight across the Bluegrass State takes nearly eight hours. But that would bypass all the worthwhile distractions between Paw Paw in Pike County and the Kentucky Bend of the Mississippi River in Fulton County. Treasures like Abraham Lincoln's boyhood home that rests inside a Greek-style temple. Or the Jefferson Davis monument rising from a field in Fairview. From rip-roaring barn dances in Rabbit Hash to the silent reverence of the monks at the Abbey of Gethsemani, the Commonwealth is chock-full of timeless landmarks. Join native Kentuckians Cameron M. Ludwick and Blair Thomas Hess as they explore all the amazing and irreplaceable things that make the state one of a kind.

KENTUCKY DERBY JULEP GLASS PRICE GUIDE -- 2019 EDITION

By CINDY CHIPPS

Independently published
Paperback (96 pages)

KENTUCKY DERBY JULEP GLASS PRICE GUIDE -- 2019 EDITION
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An up to date price guide for Kentucky Derby mint julep glasses. Covers every official Kentucky Derby mint julep glass. Also talks about bar glasses, sample glasses and more. All accepted major errors covered. Show all sides of the early rare glasses. Full size glass photos. Realistic pricing.

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.

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

By Jeffrey Scott Holland

Sterling
Hardcover (256 pages)

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.

This Is My South: The Essential Travel Guide to the Southern States

By Caroline Eubanks

Globe Pequot Press
Released: 2018-07-15
Paperback (368 pages)

This Is My South: The Essential Travel Guide to the Southern States
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You may think you know the South for its food, its people, its past, and its stories, but if there's one thing that's certain, it's that the region tells far more than one tale. It is ever-evolving, open to interpretation, steeped in history and tradition, yet defined differently based on who you ask.

This Is My South inspires the reader to explore the Southern States--Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia--like never before. No other guide pulls together these states into one book in quite this way with a fresh perspective on can't-miss landmarks, off the beaten path gems, tours for every interest, unique places to sleep, and classic restaurants. So come see for yourself and create your own experiences along the way!

Kentucky Wildlife Encyclopedia: An Illustrated Guide to Birds, Fish, Mammals, Reptiles, and Amphibians

By Scott Shupe

Skyhorse
Released: 2018-05-08
Hardcover (256 pages)

Kentucky Wildlife Encyclopedia: An Illustrated Guide to Birds, Fish, Mammals, Reptiles, and Amphibians
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From the earliest European exploration and settlement of Kentucky, the state’s wildlife has played an important role. Men like the legendary Daniel Boone were in part lured to Kentucky by the opportunity to hunt Whitetail Deer, Bison, and Elk; and the Native Americans living in the region sustained themselves largely by harvesting mammals, birds, and fish. While the state’s wildlife is still an important resource for trappers, hunters, and fishermen, wildlife is also increasingly important for its intrinsic, aesthetic value.
In Kentucky Wildlife Encyclopedia, nationally known naturalist Scott Shupe has collected information on all the wildlife that reside in the Bluegrass State. The first in a series of state wildlife encyclopedias, this book will be a handy, usable, layman’s guide to Kentucky’s wildlife. Included are over 800 color photographs, depicting the different species of mammals, reptiles, amphibians, birds, and fish, while also offering over 600 range maps to show their territory. Along with basic information for the biology of each animal, Shupe includes the size, habitat, and abundance of each species located in the state.
Whether you’re a lover of the outdoors, photography, or are looking to learn more about your state, this comprehensive guide will teach you about the wonderful wildlife that covers the water, earth, and skies of Kentucky.

Hiking Waterfalls Kentucky: A Guide to the State's Best Waterfall Hikes

By Johnny Molloy

Falcon Guides
Released: 2019-06-01
Paperback (296 pages)

Hiking Waterfalls Kentucky: A Guide to the State s Best Waterfall Hikes
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Hiking Waterfalls in Kentucky includes detailed hike descriptions, maps, and color photos for some of the state’s most scenic waterfall hikes. Hike descriptions include history, local trivia, and GPS coordinates. Hiking Waterfalls in Kentucky will take you through state and national parks, forests, monuments and wilderness areas, and from popular city parks to the most remote and secluded corners of the area to view the most spectacular waterfalls.

Kentucky Bourbon Country: The Essential Travel Guide

By Susan Reigler

University Press of Kentucky
Paperback (248 pages)

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.

Plant Life of Kentucky: An Illustrated Guide to the Vascular Flora

By Ronald L. Jones

Brand: The University Press of Kentucky
Hardcover (856 pages)

Plant Life of Kentucky: An Illustrated Guide to the Vascular Flora
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Plant Life of Kentucky is the first comprehensive guide to all the ferns, flowering herbs, and woody plants of the state. This long-awaited work provides identification keys for Kentucky's 2,600 native and naturalized vascular plants, with notes on wildlife/human uses, poisonous plants, and medicinal herbs. The common name, flowering period, habitat, distribution, rarity, and wetland status are given for each species, and about 80 percent are illustrated with line drawings. The inclusion of 250 additional species from outside the state (these species are "to be expected" in Kentucky) broadens the regional coverage, and most plants occurring from northern Alabama to southern Ohio to the Mississippi River (an area of wide similarity in flora) are examined, including nearly all the plants of western and central Tennessee. The author also describes prehistoric and historical changes in the flora, natural regions and plant communities, significant botanists, current threats to plant life, and a plan for future studies. Plant Life of Kentucky is intended as a research tool for professionals in biology and related fields, and as a resource for students, amateur naturalists, and others interested in understanding and preserving our rich botanical heritage.


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