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A Guide To Birding In Missouri
by: Palmer, Kay & Bill

No matter whether you are a beginning or life-long birder, this book will assist you in finding the most birds in Missouri's best birding locations. Written by Missouri's most accomplished birders and revised by the Audubon Society of Missouri. It includes 143 locations, maps, bar graphs, birding calendar, and a specialty species section. 264 pgs.
c. 2001, S/C, Spiral... $15.00

A Key To Missouri Trees In Winter
by: Cliburn, Jerry & Klomps, Ginny

An identification guide published by the Missouri department of Conservation to the trees of Missouri in winter. This key includes most trees native to Missouri & some shrubs that reach a large size. A few trees that are not native to the state but that have been widely planted are included, especially where they have escaped cultivation. Line drawings. 35 pgs.
c. 1980, S/C...$7.50
Used, Out-of-Print (newer edition now available), Quantities Limited
Condition: Good

Across Our Wide Missouri (Volume I: Jan thru June)
by: Priddy, Bob Bob

Priddy has compiled six months of interesting, entertaining, little-known facts about Missouri history on a daily basis for our education and pleasure. These tru stories of Missouri men and women run the gamut of human experience from the tragic to the comical. These are stories of outlaws, layers, sports figures, politicians, citeis, small towns, colleges, prisons and more. 378 pgs.
c. 1982, S/C... $15.00
Used, Out-of-Print, Quantities Limited
Condition: Good-Very Good, creases on front cover, some shelf wear on cover, inside very good, no writing

Across Our Wide Missouri (Volume II: July through December)
by: Priddy, Bob Bob

Bob Priddy has compiled six months of interesting, entertaining, little-known facts about Missouri history on a daily basis for our education and pleasure. These true stories of Missouri men and women run the gamut of human experience from the tragic to the comical. These are stories of outlaws, layers, sports figures, politicians, citeis, small towns, colleges, prisons and more. 349 pgs.
c. 1984, S/C... $15.00
Used, Out-of-Print, Quantities Limited
Condition: Good-Very Good, creases on front cover, some shelf wear on cover, inside very good, no writing

Across Our Wide Missouri (Volume III: More Stories)
by: Priddy, Bob Bob

Bob Priddy has compiled many interesting, entertaining, little-known facts about Missouri history. These true stories of Missouri men and women run the gamut of human experience from the tragic to the comical. These are stories of outlaws, layers, sports figures, politicians, citeis, small towns, colleges, prisons and more. 349 pgs.
c. 1994, S/C... $15.00
Used, Out-of-Print, Quantities Limited
Condition: Like new

Before They Were Cardinals: Major League Baseball in 19th Century St. Louis
by: Jon David Cash
Examines the infancy of major league baseball in St. Luois during the last quarter of the nineteenth century. An in-depth analysis begins with an exploration of the factors that motivated civic leaders to form the city's first major league ball club. It provides a vivid portrait of the ball players and the participants involved in the baseball war between the National League and the American Association. It concludes with an appendix that traces the issue of race in baseball during this period. 279 pgs.
c. 2002...H/C...$29.95

Birds of Missouri: Field Guide
by: Tekiela, Stan

Pocketsize field guide. Contains 115 species--all Missouri birds! No need to look through dozens of photos of birds that don't live in our state. Easy to use color guide. See a yellow bird and you don't know what it is? Go to the yellow section! Fact-filled, containing the information you want to know. Compare feature: not sure which woodpecker you're seeing? This feature helps you decide. Contains range maps showing where in Missouri you'll find the birds in summer, winter or all year. Full page photos with corresponding full-page descriptions. Stan's Notes include naturalist information and interesting "gee-whiz" facts. Full color photos. 282 pgs.
c. 2001, Pocketsize, S/C... $12.95

Birdwatching in St. Charles County
by: Holland, Angela & McGraw, Drew

An ecotourism guide to 80 of the most common species of birds found in St. Charles County (Missouri). Illustrations. 44 pgs.
c. 1995, Booklet... $5.00

Butterflies & Moths of Missouri
by: Heitzman, J. Richard & Jean E.

Besides the descriptive text and illustrations of the various species, information is also included for conservation and preservation, collecting methods and equipment, indicator flowers, nectar sources and the life cycle. 385 pages, Color photos
c. 1996, S/C...$35.00

Cardinals: St. Louis Football Cardinals: A Celebration of the Big Red
by: Marecek, Greg

This is the first book to document the complete 28 year history of the coaches, players, and games that brought both thrills and disappointments to their tens of thousands of loyal fans. Three great quarterbacks spanned the era: Charley Johnson in the 1960s, Jim Hart in the 1970s, and Neil Lomax in the 1980s. Two division championships, three playoff appearances, and a handful of near-miss titles highlighted the seasons. The rundown of the best games, seasons and moments, with vivid imagery and dozens of action pictures never before seen, will stir emotions and memories. The Cardiac Cards are resurrected in this beautiful keepsake edition! B/W & Color photos. 182 pgs.
c. 2009, SIGNED by Greg Marecek, H/C... $75.00

Complete Katy Trail Guidebook: America's Longest Rails-To-Trails Project
by: Brett Dufur
This guidebook covers the many distinctive towns along Missouri's 200-mile-long Katy Trail as it follows the Missouri River and passes through the world's 'breadbasket' of agriculture and Missouri's legendary wine country. This guidebook includes handy service information for each town, maps, photographs and features of some one-of-a-kind individuals you'll meet along the way. Whether you're biking the trail, hiking it, or travelling from town to town by car, this guidebook is the perfect resource for every traveller. Longer stories are also included for rainy-day armchair odysseys. If you've ever wondered which goddess adorns our capitol, or wanted to make blueberry wine, or pondered the many uses for Missouri mud, this book is for you. B/W photos. 191 pgs.
c. 1998...S/C...$14.95

Dino, Godzilla, & The Pigs: My Life On Our Missouri Hog Farm
by: Fricke, Mary Elizabeth

Mary Elizabeth Fricke had never done "men's work", & never aspired to it. She never learned to drive a shift car. Then she fell in love & married a farmer. During the Farm Crisis of 1986, she found the strength to transform from traditional woman to full-time farm worker. She found herself helping to care for a 1500 sow herd of pigs & operating dangerous machinery. This is an utterly honest & gripping account of daily life on a Missouri farm & the Frickes' struggle to hold on to the family farm. 185 pgs.
c. 1993, H/C, (Regular $20.00)...$7.50
Used, Quantities Limited
Condition: Very Good with dust jacket, ex-library, usual library markings otherwise like new

Full Court: The Untold Stories of the St. Louis Hawks
by: Marecek, Greg

Full Court tells the story of an often-forgotten but remarkable time in St. Louis sports history—the era of the NBA’s St. Louis Hawks. Author Greg Maracek has woven together a compilation of interviews from the Hawks players to deliver a history of a former perennial power in the National Basketball Association. Between 1955 and 1968, pro basketball closely rivaled the attention—and at times outstripped the success—of baseball’s St. Louis Cardinals. A storied rivalry with the fabled Boston Celtics is credited by many as the single most important catalyst to the national growth of NBA interest. Names of Hawks’ stars became legendary to basketball fans. Leading the way is Hall of Fame superstar Bob Pettit, the first player to score 20,000 points—and later 25,000—in a career. Other Hall of Fame Hawks include Cliff Hagan, Slater Martin, Len Wilkens, and “Easy” Ed Macauley. Pettit’s 50-point performance in the 1958 championship game, NBA doubleheaders at Kiel Auditorium, owner Ben Kerner’s sometimes wild and wacky postgame promotions, division and conference titles, sold-out crowds, Bill Russell, Wilt Chamberlain, Bob Cousy, and one incredible St. Louis World Championship season makes for riveting reading not only for fans of St. Louis sports but also for lovers of NBA lore. 246 pgs.
c. 2006, H/C... $24.95

Have Heart
by: Eckstein, David & Brown, Greg

From being released by the Boston Red Sox to playing in the World Series for the St Louis Cardinals, David Eckstein tells how it takes heart to get through life's ups & downs. That's exactly what this book is designed to do, give readers a pep talk on life. It allows fans & children of all ages to meet this 5' 7" sparkplug shortstop in a personal way. He shares his family album of special family photos & memories. This is about the heart of a strong family, and encourages all of us to find our heart. Color photos. 56 pgs.
c. 2007, H/C...$18.45

Henry Shaw: His Life and Legacies
by: Faherty, William Barnaby

Biography of Henry Shaw, founder of the Missori Botanical Gardens in St Louis, MO in 1859. This biography seperates the myths from the facts and bring's new life into Shaw's life and personality. B/W photos. 228 pgs.
c. 1987, H/C... $25.00
Used, Out-Of-Print, Quantities Limited
Condition: Like new with minor wear curling of edges of dust jacket

Historic MSD : The Story of the Missouri School for the Deaf
by: Reed, Richard

This is a book about the Missouri School for the deaf and the people who started, supported and contributed to its success. It is about the students educated and the tragedies and turbulent and happy times the Scoohl experienced. Over 1000 B/W photos. 502 pgs.
c. 2000, Oversize, S/C... $35.00
Condition: Like new, inscription by author

Images Of Missouri
A magnificent collection of 124 diverse and exciting photographs taken by 33 of Missouri's best photographers. Superbly captures the vibrant tapestry of contemporary life in Missouri, as well as parts of our history and identity that cannot be encapsulated in museums, archives, and textbboks. 122 pgs.
c. 2003, H/C...$29.95

Just the Greatest Life
by: David Schafer
True stories from the author's first twenty years living in the country on a small farm in Missouri. "A pure, inspiring treasure...that shows us that it's all still possible; living a simpler, lighter life on the land. Schafer captures the essence of a life gone real." 222 pgs.
c. 2000...S/C...$16.95

Little Germany on the Missouri
Photographs of Edward J. Kemper (1895-1920), depicts life in the rural town of Herman, Missouri. 184 pgs.
c. 1998...H/C...$29.95

Missouri Botanical Garden Invites You To...Know Our Trees
A wonderful little booklet outlining information on the trees at the Missouri Botanical Garden. Common and scientific names are given, along with their mature height, shape and growth rate, flower, fruit, fall color and individual information pertinent to that particular tree. B/W illustration. 49 pages
c. 1990, booklet...$7.50

Missouri Breeding Bird Atlas: 1986-1992
by: Jacobs, Brad & Wilson, James

The Missouri Department of Conservation commenced an ambitious statewide survey to determine the distribution of Missouri's breeding bird species. Over 400 dedicated volunteers surveyed 1207 breeding bird atlas blocks. Each species of bird studied conatins a b/w drawing of the bird and is detailed in 2 pages with info on range, distribution, breeding habitat, nest, eggs, incubation, fledgling as well as abundance, phenology and includes statewide breeding evidence map. Also includes many informational appendices. 430 pgs.
c. 1997, S/C... $25.00
Used, Out-Of-Print, Quantities Limited
Condition: Like new-Near Mint

Missouri Horses: Gift To A Nation (Volume One)
by: Gilbert, Joan

The current Missouri equine Impact Study places Missouri third in the nation for equine population. Here in the Show-Me State we enjoy our horses, ponies, mules & donkeys in multitudes of ways. Our equines cut cattle, run barrels, perform dressage patterns, pull the Budweiser hitch, jump fences, go high-stepping in park classes, work calves, carry us on the trail & nourish our souls. Our state is rich with horse heritage & this incredible book preserves the history of our great horses so we may share them with generations to come. Chapters: Pre-Mo horse, partners in Missouri history, outlaw steeds, on the trails, the horse colleges, war horses, everyday horses, deja vu all over, glamour horses, glamorous riders, ceremonial horses, Missouri exclusives, modern trails, our official horses, our major breed, seeing spots, morgans & belgians, & peacocks & tap dancers. B/W photos. 530 pgs.
c. 2003, S/C...$23.50

Missouri Life Magazine (Feb. 2002)
Highlights: Wild horses in the midwest, Bonnie & Clyde in Joplin, Jazz legend Miles Davis, Stories in stained glass, Boonville's new casino.
Feb. 2002...Magazine...$4.50

Missouri Life Magazine (April. 2002)
Highlights: A sojourn amoung the Amish, 100-mile gargae sale, a week in the life of Kearney, Sedalia's new art museum, eagle's nest in Louisiana.
April 2002...Magazine...$4.50

Missouri Life Magazine (June 2002)
Highlights: Covered bridges, Arcadia Valley, craft camp, murals: history larger than life, guide to resorts.
June 2002...Magazine...$4.50

Missouri Life Magazine (Aug. 2002)
Highlights: Hot air balloon rides, corn mazes, St. Joseph mansions, Kirkwood attractions, State Fair's 100th birthday, Rock Port & Tarkio, Centralia's roses.
August 2002...Magazine...$4.50

Missouri Life Magazine (Oct. 2002)
Highlights: One of the largest bison ranches in the country, Frank Lloyd Wrigth homes, Rozart pottery, Sedalia's castle, chocolate garage, Mastodon State Park
October 2002...Magazine...$4.50

Missouri Life Magazine (Dec. 2002)
Highlights: Jefferson barracks, Missouri-made shoes, best beef restaurants, diving bonne terre, mall outlet odyssy, 166 events & festivals, storyteller Jim Two Crows.
December 2002...Magazine...$4.50

Missouri Life Magazine (Feb. 2003)
Highlights: Lewis & Clark - tracing the journey, Jesse James, Guide to 18 Brew Pubs, WWII posters, fish art, celtic culture, cigars from Cuba.
Febuary 2003...Magazine...$4.50

Missouri Life Magazine (April 2003)
Highlights: Return of the drive-in theatre, vintage wedding shower, Clarksville - old river town, a shrine to mothers, big-time bluegrass, Lweis and Clark Part 2 Traces the journey from the Mississippi to Washington.
2003 April...Magazine...$4.50

Missouri Life Magazine (June 2003)
Highlights: Lewis & Clark part 3 From Washington to Rocheport, best sailing lakes, fine french food at St Albans, lilywood farms, dream homes, public grass tennis courts, 119 events & festivals.
2003 June...Magazine...$4.50

Missouri Life Magazine (Aug. 2003)
Highlights: Mingo swamp near Puxico, Laumeier sculpture park, dream homes, orginal St. Louis pizza, chain saw sculptors, marionette museum, hometown cookbooks.
2003 August...Magazine...$4.50

Missouri Life Magazine (Oct. 2003)
Highlights: Lewis & Clark expedition, scenic and historic Bellefontaine cemetery, the story behind silver dollar city, museum of the dog, long creek herb farm at blue eye, civil war quilt stars and stripes first issue, dinosaur artist, dream homes.
2003 October... Magazine...$4.50

Missouri Life Magazine (Dec 2003)
Highlights: Wonderland Winter Delights; Lewis & Clark, Teddy Bear Tea Parties, Augusta Christmas Walk, Christmas trees At Bonneville, Missouri-Made Gifts.
2003 December...Magazine...$4.50

Missouri Life Magazine (Feb. 2004)
Highlights: Lewis & Clark the Final Journey, Daniel Boone's Home, Books about State Teams, Explore Daviess County, Ski Missouri Slopes, Solve a murder mystery in St Louis, Dine in St. Joesph, 110 events & festivals.
2004 Febuary...Magazine...$4.50

Missouri Life Magazine (April 2004)
Highlights: Civil war battle sites, Forest Park, the world's fair revisited, antique airplane rides, russian comfort foods, dream homes.
2004 April...Magazine...$4.50

Missouri Mule: His Origin & Times (Vol 1)
by: Bradley, Melvin

This volume covers information on the mule's origin, domestication, early uses; history; pioneer breeders; Missouri's first mules & the "creation" of the "Missouri Mule"; jack stock & breeding - where, when, & by whom; Krause & Old Beck, two mules that have given birth; mule breeding in Missouri; buying, feeding, & fitting mules for market; mule trading; working mules. B/W photos. Vol 1, 247 pgs.
c. 1993, Vol 1, S/C... $100.00
Used, Out-Of-Print, Quantities Limited
Condition: Very Good, some cover wear and crease on cover

Missouri Mule: His Origin & Times (Vol 2)
by: Bradley, Melvin

This volume contains includes information on; showing & showmen; mule psychology; mules in education, rehabilitation, politics, parades; mules & horses in WW 2; demise & recovery; special people & special mules; modern uses of mules; the mule's image. B/W photos. Vol 2, pgs 248-540.
c. 1993, Vol 2, S/C... $100.00
Used, Out-Of-Print, Quantities Limited
Condition: Very Good, some cover wear and crease on bottom corner of cover, a few small pen marks on cover, but inside like new

Missouri Nature Viewing Guide
by: Mo Dept of Conservation

This book describes 101 of the state's most spectacular nature viewing areas. Information is included for:directions to each area from the nearest city, 83 full color photos and many reference symbols to plant and animal species to watch for on areas, symbols indicating what facilities you can expect to find on each area, trails to hike, recommendations about what to watch for during different seasons, habitat descriptions and 12 recommended hotspots for the best nature viewing in the state. 110 pages
c.1995, S/C...$5.00

Missouri State Fair: Images of a Midwestern Tradition
by: Gaskell, Richard

A photographic account that chronicles more than a decade in the life of a historic American tradition. Gaskell provides a link between the state's rural past & present, paying tribute to farmers & their animals. B/W photographs. 114 pgs.
c. 2000, H/C...$24.95

Out Of The Ozarks
by: William Childress
William Childress has roamed the Ozarks of Missouri, Illinois, and Arkansas for 13 years. His training as a poet—he has published three books of poems—helps him create splendor and grace in a description of a sunset or shape the mood of a rainy autumn day. Through striking word-pictures of his life, you will meet Chilly’s irascible, lovable stepfather, his three sons, and long-dead members of his family whose lives or deeds touched him and were chronicled. And you will laugh with his neighbors and friends, whose humor helps them through life in a county that has been called “one of the poorest in America.” They are not all saints, nor are the Ozarks heaven—just “paradise with the gate left off.” 208 pgs.
c. 1987...S/C...$9.95

Pissing In The Snow & Other Ozark Folktales
by: Vance Randolph
This book is a great collection of Ozark Folktales and stories written with adult wit & humor. 192 pgs.
c. 1986...S/C...$6.95

Rare and Endangered Species of Missouri (1984)
MO Dept of Conservation

Lists rare and endangered species of native plants and animals in Missouri, with annotations describing their status, distribution, and the broad ecological community in which each species is normally found. 170 pgs.
c. 1984, S/C... $7.50
Used, Out-Of-Print, Quantities Limited
Condition: Good, ex-library w/usual lib markings, well read, some wear on cover especially to corners

Seasons in the Sun: The Story of Big League Baseball in Missouri
by: Roger D. Launius
Offers an excellent overview of the teams, pennant races, trials, and triumphs of the different major-league teams that have resided in the state of Missouri over the years. B/W photos. 175 pgs.
c. 2002...H/C...$24.95

Shepherd Of The Hills (Centennial Edition)
by: Wright, Harold Bell

This is a centennial reprinting of the historic novel about the story of life in the Ozark hill country. This new edition features the text and artwork exactly as it was published 100 years ago. This book made Branson, MO the tourist destination that it is today. 352 pgs.
c. 2007 reprint of 1907 work, S/C... $12.95

Spring Flora of Missouri
by: Steyermark, Julian A.

This book is intended for use of everyone interested in plants, particulary the beginner. Its purpose is to aquaint the people of Missouri and surrounding states with the native flowers, which are in bloom on or before June 1. Throughout this book plants can be keyed out and named accurately by using the characters of the leaves, stem, and root. Only common names in general usage have been used. Illustrated. 582 pgs.
c. 1940, H/C... $25.00
Used, Out-Of-Print
Condition: Very Good, minor cover wear, name written inside front cover, slight yellowing of pages

St. Louis Pets Illustrated
by: Humane Society of MO

Put together by the Humane Society of Missouri, this book contains elequent photos of St Louisians and their pets. The book's portraits were taken by some of the top photographers in the metro area and contains photographs of pets and their owners on every page. Over 200 photos. 216 pgs.
c. 2000, H/C... $45.00
Used, Out-Of-Print
Condition: Like new, minor shelf wear on dust jacket, small spot on page iii where price sticker was.

There's A Town In Missouri
by: Dickson Terry
Anthology of articles originally published in Midwest Motorist magazine.

Trees of Missouri
by: Settergren, Carl & McDermott, R.E.

Covers essentailly all of the native and some of the more common naturalized trees of Missouri. Describes their leaves, flowers, fruit, twigs, and bark. Includes distribution maps of counties where they are found. Covers 161 species. B/W photos of each species. 123 pgs.
c. 1962, 1968 reprint, S/C... $12.00
Used, Out-Of-Print, Quantities Limited
Condition: Good, some pages creased and back cover creased

Wildlife Management for Missouri Landowners
by: Pitts, David E. & McGuire, William

Published by the Missouri Dept of Conservation for the private landowner. Covers: Land planting for wildlife, cropland management, grassland management, woodland management, idle area management, wetland management, species management, wildlife management services and wildlife management practices. The latter chapter includes browse plots, grass mixtures, planting, fencing, brushpile construction, squirrel den box, taking soil samples, seeding rates developing wetlands, wood duck nest box, canada goose nesting structure and windbreaks. 80 pages
c. 1991, Booklet...$5.00
Used, Out-Of-Print, Quantities Limited
Condition: Good , ex-library, usual library markings

by: Ozzie Smith & Rob Rains
The powerful and moving autobiography of the Hall-Of-Fame baseball player Ozzie Smith, who played for the San Diego Padres and the St. Louis Cardinals. 187 pgs.
c. 1988...H/C...$16.95


Missouri Books: Children's Titles

S is for Show Me: A Missouri Alphabet
by: Judy Young
A fun way to learn about Missouri. An alphabetical adventure through Missouri where you will learn about the Show Me State with poems, pictures, and facts. A book for all ages. Young children will enjoy learning the alphabet. Older children & adults will learn about Missouri's history, geography, famous people, events, plants, and wildlife. Great illustrations. 34 pgs.
c. 2001...H/C...$17.95



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