New York: St. Martin's Press. John Janovy, Jr. First Edition. Cloth and boards. 8vo, brown cloth over tan boards, profusely illustrated by the author-naturalist in monochrome sketches and watercolors, Mylar-protected pictorial dust jacket of curlews painted by the author, [xiii] + 210 pages. Fine / Fine. Item #784
This natural science classic was written by a "Thoreau of the Prairies"--Dr. John Janovy, then Professor of Life Sciences at University of Nebraska--Lincoln. Dr. Janovy's engaging study is full of his elegant and acute observations on the wide variety of birds, snails, and people in a Nebraska county.