Iowa

A Photographic Journey

Author: N.A

Publisher: Farcountry Press

ISBN: 1560376333

Category: Photography

Page: 80

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Iowa residents Craig Farlinger and Mike Whye need no words to explain how incredible their home state is—the proof is in the 109 color photographs that make up their new book, Iowa: A Photographic Journey, available from Farcountry Press this fall.

Working independently from Cresco and Council Bluffs, respectively, Farlinger and Whye have covered nearly every corner of Iowa in their 54 combined years of professional photography. In Iowa: A Photographic Journey, the duo delivers not only the cozy farm scenes and small-town charm that make the state great, but also a wide variety of true-blue Iowa subjects visitors and even locals may not have previously seen.

Although both photographers are well rounded, Iowa: A Photographic Journey brings out their individual strengths. Farlinger takes readers on a journey through majestic natural places, including Iowa’s beloved state parks, old-growth forests, limestone bluffs, winding rivers, and the unique prairies of the Loess Hills. Whye highlights the state’s culture, from the famous covered bridges of Madison County to the golden Iowa Capitol, from the freewheeling sculptures of Pappajohn Sculpture Park to the two-wheeled extravaganza RAGBRAI, and all the rodeos, museums, historical sites, and giant concrete bulls in between.

The book’s images reveal a rare passion for all things Iowa. If, as the old saying goes, a picture is worth 1,000 words, Farlinger and Whye have composed a splendid love letter to the Hawkeye State.


The Butterflies of Iowa

Author: Dennis W. Schlicht,John C. Downey,Jeffrey C. Nekola

Publisher: University of Iowa Press

ISBN: 1587297612

Category: Nature

Page: 252

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This beautiful and comprehensive guide, many years in the making, is a manual for identifying the butterflies of Iowa as well as 90 percent of the butterflies in the Plains states. It begins by providing information on the natural communities of Iowa, paying special attention to butterfly habitat and distribution. Next come chapters on the history of lepidopteran research in Iowa and on creating butterfly gardens, followed by an intriguing series of questions and issues relevant to the study of butterflies in the state. The second part contains accounts, organized by family, for the 118 species known to occur in Iowa. Each account includes the common and scientific names for each species, its Opler and Warren number, its status in Iowa, adult flight times and number of broods per season, distinguishing features, distribution and habitat, and natural history information such as behavior and food plant preferences. As a special feature of each account, the authors have included questions that illuminate the research and conservation challenges for each species. In the third section, the illustrations, grouped for easier comparison among species, include color photographs of all the adult forms that occur in Iowa. Male and female as well as top and bottom views are shown for most species. The distribution maps indicate in which of Iowa’s ninety-nine counties specimens have been collected; flight times for each species are shown by marking the date of collection for each verified specimen on a yearly calendar. The book ends with a checklist, collection information specific to the photographs, a glossary, references, and an index. The authors’ meticulous attention to detail, stimulating questions for students and researchers, concern for habitat preservation, and joyful appreciation of the natural world make it a valuable and inspiring volume.

Good Night Iowa

Author: Adam Gamble,Mark Jasper

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781602190856

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 20

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Describes the popular attractions, historical locations, and unique natural and cultural aspects of the state of Iowa.

A Wrestling Life 2

More Inspiring Stories of Dan Gable

Author: Dan Gable

Publisher: University of Iowa Press

ISBN: 1609384857

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 195

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When most people think of the celebrated greatness that is Coach Dan Gable, they think of an almost mythic intensity toward wrestling. Gable breathes and bleeds the sport, and faithfully applies lessons learned from both on and off the mat. Expanding upon Gable’s first collection of stories, A Wrestling Life 2 goes a little deeper into the mindset and life events that have shaped the man, the wrestler, and the coach. Through stories funny, heartfelt, intense, and always engaging, Gable shares more about the life he has lead and what can be learned from those experiences. He goes on to detail what have come to be known as the Gable Trained principles that he follows to keep his life full of “wins,” the revelations about how to cultivate success at the highest levels, and the reasons behind these steps for living well. A Wrestling Life spent two months on the New York Times sports bestseller list, and has become an instant classic of sports memoirs. A Wrestling Life 2 is sure to add to Gable’s ever-growing legacy and entertain and inspire wrestling fans everywhere.

Annual Proceedings

Author: Iowa State Bar Association

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Bar associations

Page: N.A

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List of members in each vol.

The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid

A Memoir

Author: Bill Bryson

Publisher: Broadway Books

ISBN: 9780767926317

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 224

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From one of the world's most beloved writers and New York Times bestselling author of One Summer, a vivid, nostalgic, and utterly hilarious memoir of growing up in the 1950s Bill Bryson was born in the middle of the American century—1951—in the middle of the United States—Des Moines, Iowa—in the middle of the largest generation in American history—the baby boomers. As one of the best and funniest writers alive, he is perfectly positioned to mine his memories of a totally all-American childhood for 24-carat memoir gold. Like millions of his generational peers, Bill Bryson grew up with a rich fantasy life as a superhero. In his case, he ran around his house and neighborhood with an old football jersey with a thunderbolt on it and a towel about his neck that served as his cape, leaping tall buildings in a single bound and vanquishing awful evildoers (and morons)—in his head—as "The Thunderbolt Kid." Using this persona as a springboard, Bill Bryson re-creates the life of his family and his native city in the 1950s in all its transcendent normality—a life at once completely familiar to us all and as far away and unreachable as another galaxy. It was, he reminds us, a happy time, when automobiles and televisions and appliances (not to mention nuclear weapons) grew larger and more numerous with each passing year, and DDT, cigarettes, and the fallout from atmospheric testing were considered harmless or even good for you. He brings us into the life of his loving but eccentric family, including affectionate portraits of his father, a gifted sportswriter for the local paper and dedicated practitioner of isometric exercises, and OF his mother, whose job as the home furnishing editor for the same paper left her little time for practicing the domestic arts at home. The many readers of Bill Bryson’s earlier classic, A Walk in the Woods, will greet the reappearance in these pages of the immortal Stephen Katz, seen hijacking literally boxcar loads of beer. He is joined in the Bryson gallery of immortal characters by the demonically clever Willoughby brothers, who apply their scientific skills and can-do attitude to gleefully destructive ends. Warm and laugh-out-loud funny, and full of his inimitable, pitch-perfect observations, The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid is as wondrous a book as Bill Bryson has ever written. It will enchant anyone who has ever been young.

H is for Hawkeye

An Iowa Alphabet

Author: Patricia A. Pierce

Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press

ISBN: 1585366935

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 40

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Did you know the Hawkeye State got its nickname from Chief Black Hawk of the Sauk tribe? Or that D is for Des Moines, the capital with the golden dome? Or that Iowa is bordered on each side by navigable rivers, the Missouri marks the western border and the Mississippi forms its eastern border. H is for Hawkeye presents these and many other interesting facts about the great state of Iowa.

Idiot Out Wandering Around

Adventures of an Iowa Boy

Author: Jenifer K. Rescola,Terry Rescola

Publisher: BookBaby

ISBN: 1483575667

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 442

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Idiot Out Wandering Around is an endearing expression that some Iowans use to playfully self-describe their journey through life as they experience their own trials and triumphs. For this uncommon story, the term couldn't be more fitting. In a simpler era, one Iowa boy, Terry Rescola, began his life as the son of a United States Navy Lieutenant and lived in an environment filled with the loving guidance that every child needs. After moving around year after year, when Terry reached age seven and a half, life settled down when his dad retired and they bought a house in Newton, Iowa. Terry was living a typical all-American life, doing normal kid stuff until tragedy struck and dramatically altered his contented life course forever. At the young age of eleven years, Terry's loving father died from lung cancer and not too long afterward, his devastated mother became an alcoholic. With practically no skills to work with, little Terry found himself feeling hopelessly shattered, heartbroken, depressed, and lost. While he walked around aimless and despondent, he tried to figure out what life means now. As he struggled to find a voice to express himself with, eventually it became evident to Terry that he would have to somehow raise himself in this big, wide world, and it was up to him to find his own path. Each day that Terry tried to make heads or tails of his life, a weave of innocence and boyish sweetness always remained in his personality. This character helped bring him through his many challenges and fears that intertwined in all of his "live and learn" lessons, such as getting married at age sixteen and having a child a few months later, while doing his best to support his new family. Crossing pivotal decades and eras, Terry found himself flying by the seat of his pants, often acting on impulse and stumbling along while doing things that would never cross the minds of most people like going AWOL in the Army, by accident, and single-handedly challenging five members of a violent motorcycle gang with a gun. In addition, his path was filled with heartbreaking, suspenseful, laughable, and unimaginable occurrences that were anything but usual. From the beginning and as time went on, Terry always seemed to surround himself with people who would help guide him in the same way he remembered feeling guided before this devastation. From the dozen or so near fatal accidents he would encounter as he grew up, in one, he actually did die, was placed in a body bag, and was fortunately saved and brought back to life. Terry learned to process and vent his anger and frustration, while excelling in youth sports when he became an undefeated miler, undefeated wrestler, and a hot dog in Little League. Terry claims to this day that it was youth sports and the United States Army that saved him and somehow helped set his feet back on the ground and his focus forward. Terry's story will take you to a faraway island. It will touch the lives of many from drummers to military personnel, from bikers to fishermen, and from nude beach goers to nurses and sports fans. It will have you re-visit decades gone by and you will be led on a nail-biting deep sea adventure. He will take you through the sadness at his losses, and the happiness of his crazy luck. All in all, Terry's life thus far has been anything but boring, yet after each event, he just brushed off his knees and continued living.

Hiking Iowa

A Guide to Iowa's Greatest Hiking Adventures

Author: Elizabeth Corcoran Hill,Kate Corcoran

Publisher: Falcon Guides

ISBN: 9780762722402

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 278

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With nearly fifty featured trails, Iowa's verdant countryside is an excellent place for a hike, and this guide covers the state's varied terrain with a focus on the state parks and recreation areas.

The Iowa

Author: William Harvey Miner

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Iowa Indians

Page: 100

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Iowa Simply Beautiful II

Author: Larsh K. Bristol,Kent Foster

Publisher: Farcountry Press

ISBN: 9781560372707

Category: Travel

Page: 120

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Come home to Iowa once again with this second collection of photographs from Bristol and Maas, this time joined by Kent Foster. These are scenes of hard work and hard play in a land with four strong seasons; images of past history and cultures; and the natural beauty of all the Iowa landscapes between the Mississippi and the Missouri. If Iowa is home, you will find a family album here. If not, you will know from these photographs that visitors are always welcome in Iowa.

Iowa

Author: Mary Dykstra

Publisher: Gareth Stevens

ISBN: 9780836846645

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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Provides an in-depth and comprehensive portrait of the state of Iowa, including its history, people, land, economy, and government.

Legislative Documents

Author: Iowa. General Assembly

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Iowa

Page: N.A

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Contains the reports of state departments and officials for the preceding fiscal biennium.

Gubernatorial Stability in Iowa: A Stranglehold on Power

Author: Christopher W. Larimer

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137528133

Category: Political Science

Page: 164

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This book uses a multi-method approach to explain why recent Iowa governors have been able to stay in office significantly longer than their peers. Voters in Iowa value a personal connection with their governor and those governors who ignore that expectation are held accountable at the polls.

The History of Clinton County, Iowa

Containing a History of the County, Its Cities, Towns &c., Biographical Sketches of Citizens

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Clinton County (Iowa)

Page: 799

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