‘Atlas of Nebraska’ kicks off fall seminar series Sept. 20

Atlas of Nebraska
Atlas of Nebraska

The 2017 School of Natural Resources fall seminar series will kick off with the “Atlas of Nebraska,” a recently released book from University of Nebraska-Lincoln researchers.

The book is the first atlas of Nebraska published in more than 30 years. The collection chronicles the history of the state with more than 300 original, full-color maps accompanied by extended explanatory test. The atlas explores myriad subjects from Native Americans to settlement patterns, agricultural ventures to employment, and voting records to crime rates, all the way from the eastern metropolitan cities of Omaha and Lincoln to the ranches of the western Sandhills.

“The detailed and beautifully designed maps convey the significance of the state, capturing the essence of its people and land,” the authors write. “The volume promises to be an essential reference tool to enjoy for many years to come.”

The seminar will be at 3 p.m. Sept. 20 in Hardin Hall Auditorium. Free parking and refreshments will be provided by the Nebraska Maps and More Store.

Signed books will be available for purchase.

The authors include Clark Archer, professor of geography; Richard Edwards, professor of economics; Les Howard, GIS manager; Fred Shelley, professor of geography; Don Wilhite, professor emeritus of applied climate science; and David Wishart, professor of geography; all of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

For more information, contact Wilhite at dwilhite2@unl.edu.

Want to buy the book?
The "Atlas of Nebraska" is available in the Maps & More Store, open 8 a.m. to noon and 1 to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday in the first floor of Hardin Hall.

It also is available through the UNL Marketplace Store by clicking here, or through other online vendors.