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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Native Trees of the Midwest: Identification, Wildlife Values, & Landscaping Use. Revised and expan

by: Sally S. Weeks, Harmon P. Weeks, Jr., & George R. Parker

Paper cover, 6.5 x 9.5 inches, 2.0 lbs, 356 pages, 26 keys, 841 color photographs, 23 b&w illustrations, 133 distribution maps, illustrated glossary, bibliography, species index

The authors clearly know our silvaflora. This is easily the best book on trees of the Midwest, and a must have for any serious gardener, botanist, or natural areas biologist.

Sally Weeks was born and grew up on a dairy farn near Winamac, Indiana. She taught aspects of tree identification at Purdue University for 25 years, and considers Charlie Deam her mentor. Harmon Weeks was a professor of wildlife science in forestry and natural resources at Purdue University; he taught habitat management for 25 years. George Parker is professor emeritus of forestry and natural resources at Purdue University; he studied old growth forests and the dynamics of forest communities. 

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Orchids of Indiana

by: Michael A. Homoya

Hard cover (cloth w/ dust jacket), 7 x 10 inches, 2.8 lbs, 275 pages, 95 color plates, 96 maps, numerous well-rendered pen and ink illustrations (mostly capsules) by Paul Nelson (the author's cousin)

A classic treatment of this spectacular plant family, with outstanding illustrations and photographs (the latter mostly by Lee Casebere, Homoya's former colleague at the IDNR Division of Nature Preserves). An outstanding reference for Indiana, it also serves as an excellent reference for the central Midwest regions because the flora in the states adjacent to Indiana is similar to that within Indiana. Range maps of orchid distribution throughout North America are included.

The author, a native of southern Illinois, has been with the Indiana Division of Nature Preserves since 1982. He devotes most of his time to searching for and monitoring endangered plants and inventorying and assessing natural areas. His careful study and deep understanding are both evident in the wonderfully informative text.

"One of the best plantsmen ever to walk the Indiana landscape." - Bill McKnight

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Hard cover (cloth w/dust jacket), 6 x 9 inches, 1.3 lbs, 147 pages, 54 figures (some color, 21 maps), 5 tables, key, extensive bibliography

The brood range maps are as compelling as the historical accounting is complete. The unexpected and deafening appearance of these strange insects after a long "sleep" is surely one of our most bizarre natural phenomena.

The author, a North Dakota native, is a dean and professor of biology at the College of Mount St. Joseph in Cincinnati and adjunct curator of entomology at the Cincinnati Museum Center. His other research interests involve Charles Darwin, egyptology, the distribution of tiger beetles, and the history of beekeeping. He is editor of American Entomologist and is a former President of the Indiana Academy of Science - he held the same position for the American Association of the Academies of Science. He will receive the IAS Distiguished Scholar Award in 2017.

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Reprinted 1994. Hard cover (cloth w/ dust jacket), 6 x 9 inches, 1.1 lbs, 183 pages, 20 photos, notes section, bibliography, index

A must read for anyone interested in Indiana history and the landscape -- more than just a book about plants. Deam, who was a druggist in Bluffton, Indiana, spent every spare moment scouring the State in search of our seed plants and ferns. In half a century he traveled an estimated 100,000 miles, including every township, and this was before the roads were good. He eventually was appointed state forester (Indiana's first), a position he held for many years. In 1939, he published his magnum opus Flora of Indiana -- one of the best state floristic accounts ever. He also authored books covering the grasses, shrubs, and trees of Indiana.

The author, a former editor of the Lafayette Journal and Courier, met the aging Deam when he occasionally visited the Kriebel family home in southern Indiana. Kriebel has authored several others books on Indiana.

"I highly recommend this book, interesting in botanical detail and fun for anyone. (There is a naughty irreverence that I enjoy.)" - The Michigan Botanist

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Plants of the Chicago Region. 4th edition

by: Floyd Swink & Gerould Wilhelm

7 x 10 inches, 4.2 lbs, 921 pages

Out-of-print, and will not be reprinted.

Supplanted by Flora of the Chicago Region.  A Floristic and Ecological Synthesis -- a much bigger and more comprehensive publication, with Gerould Wilhelm and Laura Rericha as coauthors. Available early spring 2017, both as hard copy and eBook.

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Hard cover (laminated), 7 x 10 inches, 3.2 lbs, 456 pages, 105 tables and figures (line drawings, b&w photos) plus many lists, numerous relevant quotes, glossary/index, resources, 106 chapters including topics that are rarely covered

"Why didn't you write this book 30 years ago when I REALLY needed it? Think how much time and money I could have saved. It should be at every nursery & garden center in the central Midwest."  - Dr. Terri Park

"Great book. I found it entertaining and informative. Not only could my mom read and get something out of it, but so could a horticulture student at Purdue."  - Ryan Volz, Rosie's (Garden Center) Indianapolis

The author is a former museum curator and biology teacher with over 50 years gardening experience. He lives on a three-acre property in Indianapolis where he deals with the usual issues of an urban landscape, especially exotic invasives.

Go to Bill's website: to order

This publication cannot be ordered through the IAS website.

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Hard cover (laminated w/o dust jacket), 6.25 x 9.25 inches, 1.9 lbs, 271 pages, 200+ color photos, 6 plates of fruit illustrations, keys, glossary, shaded county maps for Indiana and color designation maps for adjacent states, 3 appendices

This attractive publication is as relevant to gardeners as it is to natural area biologists and plant taxonomists.

"The book is so well written, illustrated and organized that it will set the standard for state compilations of specific plant groups for some time to come!  A copy should be on the shelf of every botanist in the Midwest." - Paul MacKensie

The author, a Pennsylvania native, was professor of biology at Taylor University, in Upland, Indiana. He currently works in the Deam Herbarium at Indiana University. His research has focused on the taxonomy of the sedge family, especially the genus Carex. He is active in the Indiana Academy of Science and is a former IAS President.

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Shrubs and Woody Vines of Indiana and the Midwest. Identification, Wildlife Values, and Landscaping

by: Sally S. Weeks & Harmon P. Weeks, foreword by Michael A. Homoya

Paper cover, 6.5 x 9.5 inches, 2.6 lbs, 461 pages, 1393 color photographs, 26 b&w illustrations, 166 maps, 25 keys, bibliography, species index

Like their earlier trees books, the format is user friendly and the information regarding each species is spot-on. A must-have for any serious gardener or botanist.

Sally Weeks was born and grew up on a dairy farm near Winamac, Indiana. She taught aspects of tree identification at Purdue University for 25 years, and considers Charlie Deam her mentor. Harmon Weeks was a professor of wildlife science in forestry and natural resources at Purdue University, and taught habitat management for 25 years.

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The Natural Heritage of Indiana

by: Marion T. Jackson, editor

Reprinted 2007. Hard cover (cloth w/ dust jacket), 9.5 x 12.25 inches, 5.5 lbs, 58 chapters plus supplementary materials, xxviii + 489 pages with 7 illustrations, 15 graphs/tables, 61 maps, 471 photos

A landmark and visually stunning publication featuring contributions from 37 different authors (almost all Academy members) and 50 photographers. A must for any library or individual interested in the environment and the natural history of the Hoosier state. The publication served as the basis for the 4-part PBS (WFYI production) television documentary with the same title.

The editor, a native of southeastern Indiana, is professor emeritus of ecology at Indiana State University. He has studied the Indiana landscape, particularly the vegetation, for more than half a century. Jackson also authored the 101 Trees of Indiana, is a former IAS President, and was honored as Distinguished Scholar by the Academy in 2009.

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