This informative guide is an excellent introduction to the stars, constellations and nebulae that make up the visible sky at night. Nearly two-thirds of Americans no longer live in a place where the Milky Way, our home galaxy, is visible after dark. This guide not only shows you when it is visible, but also describes its major features and where to travel in order to see it.
The guide contains three maps showing the evening sky four months apart, covering the entire year. Major stars and constellations are shown in each along with the position of the Milky Way. Information is given for how to spot these features during the night and any time of year. A fourth map highlights specific details of the summer Milky Way, the most spectacular sight anyone can see without need of a telescope, or even binoculars, under naturally dark conditions.
In addition, we also provide a map of the United States showing where the darkest locations are and under what conditions the Milky Way and a sky full of stars are still visible. If you are planning a trip to a national park, where night sky programs, are some of the most popular programs offered to the public, or are looking to identify where the closest place to see a meteor shower or just enjoy the natural beauty of the Milky Way stretching from horizon to horizon, this guide provides what you are looking for.Click here to view an electronic sample »
Cannabis: A Guide to Common and Exotic Strains provides a look at 80 cannabis strains and how to identify them based on look and aroma. From testing data from dispensaries and growers we are able to provide THC ranges and CBD percentages when available.
Included in this guide is also general information on how each of the strains may help those who use them based on the lineage and strain type. It may never be possible to have a “complete” guide since cannabis breeders are adding new and exciting strains daily. This pocket-friendly guide is a great introduction to this versatile plant.
This 12-panel guide, conveniently folds up in to a packet narrow enough to fit in a back pocket, glove box, or tackle box yet sturdy enough to stand up under repeated use—durable lamination also makes it waterproof. Size: 4”x 9” folded; 9” x 24.5” unfolded.Click here to view an electronic sample »
The health benefits of peppers, both sweet and hot, are widely known. They’re packed with vitamins, antioxidants, and anti-inflammatory properties, and they’re low in calories. And then, there’s the varieties of flavors—from the sweet to the heat!
This guide is an easy-to-use visual reference to a wide variety of peppers and includes a handy introduction to the Scoville Scale to show you where each pepper ranks of the scale of sweet and mild to hot, hotter, and hottest. There’s also Information on when to harvest the ripened fruit, and suggestions on how the fruit is commonly used in the kitchen.
Whether you’re a gardener looking for purely ornamental plants, a backyard farmer looking to plant and harvest for the table, or the chef shopping for the perfect spicy note for tonight’s dinner keep this handy, folding, laminated guide in your shopping bag for your next trip to the garden center, the produce aisle or your farmer’s market.Click here to view an electronic sample »
This guide’s six double-sided panels fold up into a handy narrow packet which is sized to fit in your back pocket yet sturdy enough to stand up under repeated use. Lamination has also made the guide waterproof.
It describes over 35 species of snakes found in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin including 6 venomous snakes.
The guide also features color photos that makes it ideal for field use. Common and scientific names, average adult size, habitat, diet, and behavior are described. Tips on field identification and safety instructions are also discussed. Identify that unexpected visitor in your yard or while out and about. Excellent for nature enthusiasts of all ages.Click here to view an electronic sample »
The wild mammals of the Great Lakes are often elusive and difficult to locate. They range from grasslands, to forests to lake shore edges. Their tracks, scats, and signs may be the best clue for the nature-wise detective whether a casual observer, amateur naturalist, or outdoor adventure enthusiast of any age. Now, a practical, convenient-sized guide for use in track-scene investigation.
Color photos show common and some rare mammals of the region along with selected tracks, scats, and signs to facilitate visual identification of the animal or its trail. Mammals are listed by common and scientific name. Useful identification features including weight and size describe animals and signs, respectively, to facilitate field identification.
Text explains behavioral, ecological, and habitat relationships for each species. This pocket-sized, 12-panel, laminated, waterproof guide is great for those who wish to know the outdoors.Click here to view an electronic sample »