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Kentucky Total Eclipse Guide: Commemorative Official Keepsake Guide

By Aaron Linsdau

Sastrugi Press
Paperback (70 pages)

Kentucky Total Eclipse Guide: Commemorative Official Keepsake Guide
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Kentucky Total Eclipse Guide: Commemorative Official Keepsake Guidebook

On August 21, a remarkable event will occur over Kentucky. A rare total eclipse will pass directly over the state. If you are planning to view the total eclipse in Kentucky, you need the Kentucky  Total Eclipse Guide.

This book has everything you need to know about viewing and photographing the eclipse across the state. In it, you will find some of the secret locations locals know.

Why Buy the Kentucky  Total Eclipse Guide?

Where should you watch the eclipse from? How will you find these locations? If you have never been to Kentucky before, you might get lost. You don't want to be lost on the big day of the eclipse! The book even will tell you exactly where to stand if you want to see the eclipse directly over the Kentucky. This commemorative official guide has information on lodging, travel and local secrets.

Photography

The book contains photography exposure settings for your camera. If you’re interested in creating a stunning photo of the sun’s corona, the book tells you the aperture, shutter speed, and ISO settings you’ll need. You will find a wealth of information about how to safely and successfully photograph this rare total eclipse that will traverse the United States.

Guides for the Twelve States Under the Main Part of the Totality

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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.

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 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.

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

By Zoe Strecker

Strecker Zoe
Paperback (264 pages)

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

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.

The WPA Guide to Kentucky

Brand: The University Press of Kentucky
Paperback (608 pages)

The WPA Guide to Kentucky
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One of the first great reference tools on the Commonwealth, this WPA Guide is an important, vital part of our heritage. While it includes brief essays describing Kentucky's history, folklore, education, industry, geology, ethnic mix and other topics, the most remarkable feature is the driving tours that are as accurate today as they were more than half a century ago. Careful annotations give directions, point out historical and tourist sites, describe the country side, and even provide mileage for the drives.

The Kentucky State Constitution: A Reference Guide (Reference Guides to the State Constitutions of the United States)

By Robert M. Ireland

Greenwood
Hardcover (288 pages)

The Kentucky State Constitution: A Reference Guide (Reference Guides to the State Constitutions of the United States)
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A summary of the history of the commonwealth's constitution-making and a section-by-section analysis of the current constitution of the State of Kentucky. Discussion of the history and purpose of each section, together with leading judicial interpretations, enables readers to understand a document that has become the source of rights not found in the federal constitution.

Kentuckians have written four constitutions since statehood commenced in 1792. Drafters of the first charter borrowed heavily from the Pennsylvania Constitution of 1790, but the writers of subsequent documents drew substantially from the experiences of state government. The delegates to the convention which wrote the current Constitution especially responded to perceived deficiencies of the legislature, which was regarded as incapable or unwilling to remedy some of the most serious problems facing the commonwealth. For that reason the drafters inserted in the charter specific legislative mandates and prohibitions in a detail that more resembled a statutory code than a constitution. This specificity might have undermined the utility of the constitution in a modern society had not the framers also provided an amendment process that has allowed essential streamlining and modernizing. Ironically, the oldest part of the Constitution, the Bill of Rights, has been the source of some of the boldest judicial interpretations that have fashioned rights not recognized by the U.S. Supreme Court in the federal Constitution.

Explorer's Guide Kentucky (Second Edition) (Explorer's Complete)

By Deborah Kohl Kremer

Countryman Press
Paperback (464 pages)

Explorer s Guide Kentucky (Second Edition)  (Explorer s Complete)
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Visit the birthplace of bluegrass, the Derby, and much of American history.

Friendly, welcoming Kentucky offers a wealth of vacation opportunities: Experience the rhythms of bluegrass music in the land where it began; discover American history, from the struggles of the early pioneers to the battle sites of the Civil War; take in a race at Churchill Downs, home of the Kentucky Derby; and breathe in the beautiful rolling hills of the Bluegrass State. Watch as a stick of wood is transformed into a baseball bat at the Louisville Slugger Factory and Museum; follow the Bourbon Trail to distilleries where the world's finest bourbon is made. Art enthusiasts need look no further than Kentucky, where you can take in a play under the stars or explore eclectic galleries and museums. And come hungry, because the state harbors both world-class restaurants and down-home eateries. For those with outdoor adventures on their agenda, the state is a paradise, with plentiful opportunities for hiking, kayaking, spelunking, and fishing.  100+ B&W photos


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