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Kentucky's Natural Heritage: An Illustrated Guide to Biodiversity
Kentucky's abundance of plant and animal life, from the bottomland swamps in the west to the rich Appalachian forests in the east, is extraordinary as well as beautiful. Glades, prairies, forests, wetlands, rivers, and caves form a biologically diverse patchwork that is unique to the state. Kentucky's Natural Heritage: An Illustrated Guide to Biodiversity provides an ...more
Hardcover, 200 pages
Published September 16th 2010 by University Press of Kentucky
(first published 2010)
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The historical biodiversity in the state of Kentucky is almost unmatched in any other state. What has happened and what continues to happen to that same amazingly complex, beautiful, interconnected biodiversity is in question. This book is both profoundly amazing and discouraging, as it instructs and comments on both. It felt like a cross between a text book and coffee table book, and was filled with maps, charts, beautiful photographs, data and easily understood writing. I found this book while ...more
I couldn't imagine that a book like this existed until I saw a copy on display in our public library ...and promptly informed my family that it was the one and only thing I wanted for Christmas last year. They believed me. Then they had trouble believing how obnoxious I could be with oohing and ahhing over the photos, spouting facts from the many tables and lists, and sharing my concerns about the future existence of a lovely rare snail with a purple shell. In more direct language: This is an ...more