'Atlas of Nebraska' earns Nebraska Book Award

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The “Atlas of Nebraska,” a book years in the making by School of Natural Resources and Geography faculty and staff, has earned a 2018 Nebraska Book Award for nonfiction reference.

The book was written and illustrated by Clark Archer, Richard Edwards, Leslie Howard, Fred Shelley, Donald Wilhite, and David Wishart, all with the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and was published by University of Nebraska Press.

The books and its authors will be presented with their award at ceremony, Celebration of Nebraska Books, on Dec. 1 at the Nebraska History Museum, 131 Centennial Mall North, in downtown Lincoln. Winners will read or present on their books during the ceremony. The event is free and open to the public.

To earn a Nebraska Book Award, books must have a connection to the state and must be published in the year prior.

The Celebration of Nebraska Books is sponsored by Nebraska Center for the Book and Nebraska Library Commission, with support from History Nebraska’s Nebraska History Museum. Humanities Nebraska provides support for One Book One Nebraska. The Nebraska Center for the Book is housed at the Nebraska Library Commission and brings together the state’s readers, writers, booksellers, librarians, publishers, printers, educators, and scholars to build the community of the book, supporting programs to celebrate and stimulate public interest in books, reading, and the written word. The Nebraska Center for the Book is supported by the national Center for the Book in the Library of Congress and the Nebraska Library Commission.

Buy the book
The "Atlas of Nebraska" is available for sale in Nebraska Maps and More Store in the first-floor lobby of Hardin Hall, 3310 Holdrege St., Lincoln, or online from the store or from Nebraska Press.

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