Hard cover (laminated), 8.5 x 11 inches, 9.75 lbs, 1390 pages, 3200 maps, 2000 line drawings (at least one per genus), keys, etymology of genus and species name, glossary, several indices, 40 color plates/figures, associates (other vascular plant species, animals, fungi, bryophytes, lichens), pollination observations, phenology, introduction date for non-native taxa, birthplace of the new famous Coefficient of Conservatism (C-value), 3 large format bookmark inserts    Priority shipping only

FCR was the receipt of The Council on Botanical and Horticultural Libraries (CBHL) 2019 Award of Excellence in Botany and Floras. "This groundbreaking work is recognized for documenting the relationship between flora and fauna, habitat descriptions, and the consequences of climate change and habitat degradation in the Chicago region."

"This will be considered the most complete flora ever written for any place in the U.S. They have meticulously and accurately brought the status of vascular plants in the Chicago region up-to-date, while painstakingly recording an incredible array of interactions between the flora and other organisms, especially insects. The intricate pollination of some plants, many of these associations not previously known or recorded, is almost beyond belief." - Robert H. Mohlenbrock, Distinguished professor emeritus, SIU Carbondale

Flora of Chicago Region is magnificent – a major contribution to biodiversity studies. – E.O. Wilson

"The Scholarship is Off the Scale!" - Bill N. McKnight

This tome substantially supercedes the 4th edition of the now out-of-print Plants of the Chicago Region (Swink & Wilhelm, 1994).

contact the publisher  bill.madbotanist@gmail.com  for quantity purchase (3 books/box, $30 S&H/box)

Note: This book will be shipped Media Mail, and the shipping cost is $12.  Priority Shipping is not available for this title. We apologize for the inconvenience.


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Amphibians and Reptiles of Indiana

by: Sherman A. Minton, Jr.

Hard cover (cloth w/ dust jacket), 6 x 9 inches, 2.9 lbs, 400 pages, keys, 158 color plates, 183 maps, 38 illustrations, glossary, index, literature cited

This extensively revised 2nd edition is one of the best state treatments for herps, by one of the foremost authorities. The shaded range maps make it a useful reference for eastern North America, and especially the surrounding states.

The author was a native of southern Indiana where he spent his youth developing an appreciation of amphibians and reptiles while exploring natural areas along the Ohio River, especially the "Knobs" region. A long-time member of the Indiana University School of Medicine, he was an expert in the study of venomous reptiles and the toxicology of venom. Curiously, his father, who was a U.S. Senator and the first U.S. Supreme Court Justice from Indiana, attempted to dissuade Sherman Jr. from being a herpetologist. We are fortunate Dr. Minton, like so many sons and daughters, only partially listened to his father.

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Biology of the Snapping Turtle (Chelydra serpentina)

by: Anthony C. Steyermark, Michael S. Finkler and Ronald J. Brooks eds.

hardback (w/ dust jacket), 8.5 x 11 inches, 1.4 lbs, b&w, 17 chapters, 225 pages, 4 maps, 62 figures, 16 tables

Clearly this work by Steyermark, Finkler, and Brooks, with contributions from their knowledgeable colleagues, will become a classic among books on the life history, general biology, and ecology of turtles."  J. Whitfield Gibbons

$81.00 Non-Members
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Hard cover (cloth w/ dust jacket), 7 x 10 inches, 2.3 lbs, 270 pages, 72 figures (some color, incl. 15 maps, 26 tables)

Twenty-one chapters from the first major symposium to address this important and ever-expanding issue. Covers various aspects of one of the greatest short- and long-term threats to our native biota and landscapes. The magnitude of the problem in the U.S. and abroad, together with the urgent need for action, is driven home by this collection of essays dealing with aquatic and terrestrial systems, with specific focus on causes, case studies, control measures, management practices, ecologic and economic consequences, and policy. A valuable reference for any biologist or natural resource manager.

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Dragonflies of Indiana

by: James R. Curry

Hard cover (cloth w/ dust jacket), 6 x 9 inches, 2.1 lbs, 303 pages, 259 color photos, 98 maps, 34 illustrations, keys, glossary

Judged by many to be one of the best treatments of this curious group of insects. A super price for a quality book; it could easily retail for $10-15 more.

The author, a Pennsylvania native, is emeritus professor of biology at Franklin College of Indiana. His interest in dragonflies developed while looking for projects that could involve his students in original field research. He is a former President of the Indiana Academy of Science.

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Paper cover (laminated), 7 x 10 inches, 1.4 lbs, 210 pages, 9 chapters, 300 color photos

"If we owned only one mushroom book, this would be it." - Tom & Vicky Nauman, founders of Morel Mania

"A thought-provoking, humorous, and practical guide." - Andrew S. Methven, former professor and chair Department of Biological Sciences, Eastern Illinois University

If you do not know what it is, do not put it in your mouth.

Joe McFarland has been an outdoor writer for over 20 years and is staff writer for
Outdoor Illinois

Gregory Mueller was curator of fungi at the Field Museum of Natural History for over 20 years and is now Vice President for Science and Academic Programs at the Chicago Botanic Garden

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Field Guide to Freshwater Mussels of the Midwest

by: Kevin S. Cummings & Christine A. Mayer

Hard cover (cloth w/o dust jacket), 4.75 x 7.5 inches, 0.8 lbs, 194 pages, 79 color photos, 73 range maps, 2 figures, glossary, index, literature cited

This perfect-sized field guide covers eight states and treats one of our most imperiled animal groups. The common names for the species are outstanding. A must have for anyone interested in our aquatic resources.

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History of the Indiana Academy of Science, 1884-1984

by: William A. Daily & Fay K. Daily

Hard cover (cloth w/o dust jacket), 6.25 x 9.25 inches, 1.3 lbs, 249 pages, 60 figures, numerous photos, tables, facsimiles of early documents, literature cited, and two indices

A centennial tribute and account of the oldest and largest scientific organization in Indiana by two long-time members.

Bill Daily worked for Eli Lilly and Company, while Fay volunteered at the Friesner Herbarium, Butler University. Both Bill and Fay were interested in algae, and literally ate, drank and slept what Bill would call "the dear ol' Academy." They both were involved with the business of the IAS for decades, Bill having served as President in 1958. Researching and writing this history was their calling - literally a labor of love.

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Map Showing the Natural Regions of Indiana

by: Michael A. Homoya

18.4 x 24.5 inches, full color on high rag content paper, matte finish


1990 reprint. Good maps, like this production, serve to capture our imagination and inspire curiosity.

Mike Homoya is a plant taxonomist/ecologist and author of Orchids of Indiana. He has been with the Division of Nature Preserves (Indiana Department of Natural Resources) since 1982 and spends most of his time looking for and monitoring endangered plants as well as surveying natural areas. Mike is current President of the Indiana Native Plant and Wildflower Society (INPAWS) and a former President of the Indiana Academy of Science.

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Mites of Freshwater Mollusks

by: Dale D. Edwards & Malcom F. Vidrine

Paper cover (laminated), 6 x 9 inches, 1.0 lbs, 336 pages, 8 color plates, 55 b&w diagnostic images of mites from around the world, 7 appendices

The book provides a summary of worldwide research on the mites parasitizing freshwater mollusks and integrates new data regarding the evolutionary relationships among these mites. The mollusks, mainly freshwater mussels, are also major topics of the book. These mussels are considered the most threatened freshwater organisms in the world, with many species either federally protected or extinct. The book also provides numerous ideas for future research and focuses on the theme of watershed protection.

Dale Edwards is a professor and chair of the Department of Biology at the University of Evansville. He is broadly interested in ecology and evolution of organisms with symbiotic lifestyles, and has spent the past 27 years studying the evolutionary ecology of Unionicola mites that live in association with freshwater mussels. Edwards was formerly President of the Indiana Academy of Science.

Malcolm Vidrine is a retired professor of biology at Louisiana State University-Eunice.

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