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100 Common Wildflowers of the Tallgrass Prairie

Susan Lamb

$10.00

An indispensable guide to the names, characteristics, and traditional uses of the flowering plants you’re most likely to encounter on the tallgrass prairies of North America.



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150 Birthday Candles

Joyce Holton Crawford

$10.00

A book for all ages celebrating the 150th Birthday of the State of Iowa. The book highlights events and individuals from Floyd County’s history that were impactful to the history of Iowa.



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A Guide to Hart-Parr, Oliver, and White Farm Equipment Tractors 1901-1996

Larry Gay

$18.00

This book is a detailed reference guide to anyone interested in learning more about the tractors produced by Hart-Parr, Oliver, and White Farm Equipment. Included in the book is a history of the companies, detailed descriptions and pictures of the tractors as well as a serial number index.



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Backyard Bugs: An Identification Guide to Common Insects, Spiders, and More

Jaret C. Daniels

$14.95

Acclaimed entomologist and nature author Jaret C. Daniels presents a simple yet informative guide to more than 150 species of backyard bugs of the United States and southern Canada.



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Birding Journal: Through the Seasons

Vanessa Sorensen

$12.95

The perfect birding companion, this interactive book encourages birders to record their favorite birding moments. The Birding Journal also provides useful information about birding-related topics, how-to tips for attracting birds to your yard and more.



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Kids Bird Log: A Kid’s Journal to Record Their Birding Experiences

DeAnna Brandt

$9.95

This interactive log book is designed to help kids build self-esteem by creating their own artwork and written observations while learning about birding.



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Birds of Iowa: Field Guide

Stan Tekiela

$12.95

Experienced naturalist Stan Tekiela has compiled a birding watching guide just for birding in Iowa. This work highlights 112 species found in Iowa. Includes an easy-to-use color guide, fact-filled information and stunning photographs.



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Celebrate Iowa: An Entertaining Tour of 103 Festivals and Events

Carson Ode

$56.00

This is the second book in Carson Odes’ Iowa: Spaces, Places, Faces series. During the research for the first book the author, Ode, visited and researched 103 festivals and events held throughout Iowa. This 400 page book provides detailed descriptions and beautiful imagery from these events with commentary provided by the author.



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Charles City, Iowa: A Historic Inventory

Floyd County Historical Society

$15.00

Compiled by the Floyd County Historical Society this book inventories the city’s architectural and cultural assets. Included in the book is a history of the community, identification of prominent structures and their history as well as city maps and photographs.



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Cooking with Wild Berries and Fruits of Illinois, Iowa, and Missouri

Teresa Marrone

$12.95

This spiral bound cookbook features more than 175 recipes utilizing 50 of the region’s most delectable edible plants to help you make the most of the wild harvest.



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Critters of Iowa Pocket Guide

Ann E. McCarthy

$5.95

Produced in cooperation with Wildlife Forever, this pocket guide features large color photographs of Iowa critters alongside detailed descriptions in an easy to read layout.



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Disaster! May 15, 1968: Charles City, Iowa Tornado

Charles City Kiwanis Club

$15.00

This booklet documents a significant moment in Charles City’s history through descriptions and imagery from the days immediately following the May 15, 1968 tornado. Originally compiled by the Charles City Kiwanis Club to assist the tornado disaster victims this booklet is its own piece of history.



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Heartland Portrait: Stories from the Rural Midwest

Edited by Robert Wolf

$20.00

This work is a self-portrait drawn from 18 years of Free River Press writing workshops with farm families, small town and village residents, commercial fisherman, towboat captains, and others living in the Upper Mississippi River Valley. It is a record of the transformation of rural America, an ensemble of personal stories that document not only loss in rapidly changing times but success in adapting and preserving a way of life.



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History of Floyd Township and Floyd, Iowa: 1976

Compiled by Historical Committee

$10.00

Compiled by Historical Committee to commemorate the Bicentennial of 1976. The booklet is an effort to preserve some of the facts about the origins of Floyd and Floyd Township, how it grew through the years, its activities and how it looked in yesteryear and how it looks today.



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Illinois, Iowa and Missouri: Wild Berries and Fruits Field Guide

Teresa Marrone

$14.95

Learn what’s edible and what to avoid with this easy-to-use field guide. 200 species are organized by color and form. Featuring full page photos, inserts, and range maps.



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Insects and Bugs of North America

Jaret C. Daniels

$9.95

This spiral bound, field-friendly, guide provides a quick and easy way to identify bugs. Organized by where the bugs can be found. The book also includes an introduction to insect anatomy.



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Iowa Culture: Past and Present

Carson Ode

$56.00

This is the third book of Carson Ode’s Iowa: Spaces, Places, Faces series. In this book, Ode takes the reader on a journey through Iowa’s cultural heritage highlighting artifacts, written history, attractions, and buildings. This 400+ page book is the culmination of Ode’s visit to every museum in Iowa.



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Iowa: Spaces, Places, Faces: An Entertaining Ride Through All 99 Counties

Carson Ode

$56.00

The first book in what would become a three book series takes the readers through all 99 counties of Iowa. The author and his wife provide detailed descriptions, highlight local points of interest and provide personal commentary on the many sites they visited in this 400 page book.



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Looking Back at Charles City and Floyd County, Iowa

Charles City Press

$30.00

Compiled by the Charles City Press this pictorial history features images and descriptions from local residents as well as the Floyd County Historical Society.



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Night Sky: A Field Guide to the Constellations

Jonathan Poppele

$15.00

Pocket size guide to make star gazing fun for the whole family. Easy to read format helps star gazers quickly locate and learn about constellations. Comes with a card size flashlight.



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Oliver Power: Oliver Farm and Historical Ads: The Putt Putt Collection, Part 1

Tim Putt

$25.00

Tim Putt utilizes his personal collection of Oliver Company magazine ads to take the reader through the history of the company. This is part 1 of 2. Part 2, Checkerboard Grill: Oliver Tractor and Equipment Ads, is also available for purchase.



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“Our Heritage”: Bicentennial Review of Floyd County

Edited by Marilee Monroe and Rhoda McCartney

$3.00

Written for the Bicentennial Celebration of Floyd County this detailed book informs readers of the history of the county from the earliest history to modern times. Includes detailed descriptions and images.



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Our Love of Bees

Jaret C. Daniels

$9.95

Acclaimed entomologist Jaret C. Daniels shares spectacular images and expert insights as he presents the lives of bees. Anyone who appreciates the wonders of nature will treasure this spectacular collection of photographs and natural history information.



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Past Harvests: A History of Floyd County to 1996

Floyd County Historical Society, Edited by Cameron W. Hanson and Heather M. Hull

$50.00

A complete history of Floyd County from 1850 to 1996. This book features detailed descriptions, photographs and maps from the Floyd County Historical Society. A spiral bound version is also available.



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Rails-Trails Iowa and Missouri: The Definitive Guide to the Regions Top Multiuse Trails

Rails-to-Trails Conservancy

$16.95

Explore 44 of the best rail-trails and multiuse pathways across two states. Written by rail-trail experts this book features detailed maps for every trail, driving directions to trailheads and icons indicating what types of activities are allowed on each trail.



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Rocky Hill: A History of Cerro Gordo County, Iowa

John R. Cunningham

$25.00

A conclusive history of Cerro Gordo County from the beginning of the county’s founding to the present time. Includes detailed descriptions, photographs, and maps.



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Wisconsin, Illinois, and Iowa Rocks and Minerals: A Field Guide to the Badger, Prairie, and Hawkeye States

Dan R. Lynch and Bob Lynch

$14.95

Must-have guide to the rocks and minerals of Wisconsin, Illinois, and Iowa. Features full-color photos and details you need to know for identifying and collecting in an easy-to-use format.