• Sign In
  • Help
  • My Basket0
The Nature of Kansas Lands (Hardback)
  • The Nature of Kansas Lands (Hardback)
zoom

The Nature of Kansas Lands (Hardback)

(editor), (foreword), (author of contributions), (author of contributions), (inset photographer), (inset photographer)
£35.95
Hardback 96 Pages / Published: 14/10/2008
  • We can order this

Usually despatched within 2 weeks

  • This item has been added to your basket

Check Marketplace availability

Heading west on I-70 through Kansas, travelers can experience surprising changes as eastern deciduous forests give way first to tallgrass, then shortgrass prairie interspersed with canyonlands. But beyond the highway there's even more to discover: picturesque farms, river valleys, and gypsum bluffs that make the Sunflower State a natural wonderland boasting expansive beauty and rich biological diversity.This book testifies to Kansas' natural abundance through spectacular color photography and sumptuous prose. Sponsored by the Kansas Land Trust, ""The Nature of Kansas Lands"" focuses on the world of nature that awaits us just beyond our fences: waterways, woodlands, grasslands, farmlands, and high plains. It's been carefully crafted to encourage residents and visitors alike to explore backcountry roads, learn more about native flora and wildlife, and generally open their eyes to the state's wild beauty and ecological complexity.Turn the pages of this book and you'll immediately be struck by 46 stunning color landscapes by Edward Robison, capturing scenes as serene as a wetlands fog or a night star hanging over the prairie - or as dramatic as a threatening storm. Meanwhile, more than two dozen wildlife close-ups by Kyle Gerstner bring you face-to-face with prairie chickens and bison, red-tailed hawks and collared lizards.Seventeen evocative essays by Elizabeth Schultz lead you on forays into Kansas's diverse landscapes, interpreting not only the nature of the land but also the nature found on it. Sidebars by biologist Kelly Kindscher complement Schultz's impressionism with a bevy of facts about wildlife and weather, forests and farming.This gorgeous book reveals a side of life in Kansas that beckons us to explore, enjoy, and learn more about the state's rich natural heritage.

Publisher: University Press of Kansas
ISBN: 9780700616220
Number of pages: 96
Weight: 689 g
Dimensions: 279 x 216 x 14 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"These wonderful essays, photographs, and naturalist's facts reveal a side of life in this state that we need to spend more time exploring. The book should open our minds and senses to the world that lies just beyond our fence lines."--Donald Worster, author of A River Running West "An engaging book that combines lyrical and evocative prose pieces with handsome photography."--Elizabeth Dodd, author of Prospect: Journeys and Landscapes "The photographs are terrific and show Kansas in new ways."--Rex Buchanan, coauthor of Roadside Kansas
�These wonderful essays, photographs, and naturalist�s facts reveal a side of life in this state that we need to spend more time exploring. The book should open our minds and senses to the world that lies just beyond our fence lines.�--Donald Worster, author of A River Running West �An engaging book that combines lyrical and evocative prose pieces with handsome photography.�--Elizabeth Dodd, author of Prospect: Journeys and Landscapes �The photographs are terrific and show Kansas in new ways.�--Rex Buchanan, coauthor of Roadside Kansas

You may also be interested in...

The Language of Flowers Gift Book
Added to basket
£14.99   £11.99
Hardback
The Secret Life of the Owl
Added to basket
The Living Mountain
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
Paul O'Grady's Country Life
Added to basket
£20.00   £15.99
Hardback
The January Man
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Paperback
You Are Here
Added to basket
£14.99   £11.99
Paperback
The Running Hare
Added to basket
The Shepherd's Life
Added to basket
Fingers in the Sparkle Jar
Added to basket
£8.99   £7.49
Paperback
The Secret Life of Cows
Added to basket
Hidden Nature
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Paperback
Match a Pair of Birds
Added to basket
Blue Planet II
Added to basket
£25.00   £19.99
Hardback
Common Ground
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
How Did We Get into This Mess?
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.49
Paperback
Owl Sense
Added to basket
£15.99
Hardback

Reviews

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.