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Kentucky's Natural Heritage: An Illustrated Guide to Biodiversity (Hardback)
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Kentucky's Natural Heritage: An Illustrated Guide to Biodiversity (Hardback)

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Hardback Published: 30/09/2010
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Kentucky is celebrated for its racehorses and fields of bluegrass, but even the casual observer also notices the wide range of flora and fauna found across the commonwealth. The state is home to a vast diversity of native species including black-throated green warblers, firebelly darters, lizard skin liverworts, and small yellow lady's-slippers. From the swamps along the Mississippi River to the rich mesophytic forests of the Appalachian Plateaus, the commonwealth of Kentucky hosts a variety of ecosystems, teerning with thousands of different species. ""Kentucky's Natural Heritage: An Illustrated Guide to Biodiversity"" provides a comprehensive analysis of the natural history of the commonwealth and showcases the state's variety of natural life. With some of the greatest levels of diversity of mussels, crayfishes, salamanders, and freshwater fishes, the national and global significance of Kentucky's aquatic systems are highlighted in this book. Each region contributes to the wealth of its natural heritage and inspires the protection of Kentucky's unique biodiversity. This anthology is a valuable and enduring guide to the extraordinary natural diversity of the commonwealth. Featuring more than 250 color photos, maps, and charts, ""Kentucky's Natural Heritage"" offers a lavishly illustrated, environmentally focused, and lasting account of the biodiversity found in the Bluegrass State. This is a lavishly illustrated, environmentally focused account of the Bluegrass State's biodiversity.

Publisher: The University Press of Kentucky
ISBN: 9780813125756
Weight: 1560 g
Dimensions: 254 x 304 x 24 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

"Between its covers, readers will find details of Kentucky's vanished natural areas and catalogue of the increasingly rare animal, plants and unique habitats that urgently need protection." -- Louisville Courier Journal


"It is clear that thier collective wisdom as biologists, geologists, and ecologists have coalesced into a current, revelent, and beautifully documented reference and teaching source... Recommended." -- Choice


"With more than 250 full-color photos, maps and charts, the book details the rich wildlife in our state." -- Kentucky Monthly


"This is a big (12-inch by 10-inch), beautiful book about a state that has just about everything except a beach: mountains, swamps, rivers, plains, and, of course, the lovely bluegrass." -- Baton Rouge Advocate


"This book is a gem. Every facet is wonderful, and all together it is exceptional." -- Kentucky Libraries


"An incredible resource for readers interested in the physiographic and biological facets of the state and should serve as a model for conservation groups that desire to promote awareness and understanding of the natural heritage within other regions or states." -- Emerald Journal


" Kentucky's Natural Heritage provides an essential reference to the remarkable natural history of the of the commonwealth and is a rallying call for the conservation of this priceless legacy." -- Northeastern Naturalist


"This publication [... ] encourages young people to learn more about the fundamentals of a healthy environment and ensures that knowledge will be passed along to students and the public alike." -- Northern Kentucky Tribune

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