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Explorer's Guide 50 Hikes in Louisiana: Walks, Hikes, and Backpacks in the Bayou State (Explorer's 50 Hikes) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780881505986
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Published: Countryman Press - January 1st, 2004

The surprisingly diverse hiking opportunities in Louisiana.

New Orleans (Wildsam Field Guides) Cover Image
By Taylor Bruce (Editor), Scott Campbell (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781495112850
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Wildsam - November 1st, 2014

Wildsam Field Guides: New Orleans leads travelers into the most authentic experience of the one-of-a-kind Louisiana city, working closely with an eclectic team of trusted locals. Contributors include journalists, chefs, jazz musicians, shop owners, historic preservationists, fishermen, politicians and artisans, among others.

Walking Tours of Old New Orleans Cover Image
ISBN: 9780882897400
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Published: Pelican Publishing Company -

Originally published in 1936, an invaluable guide to wander with.

Frommer's New Orleans Day by Day [With Map] Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781628870251
Availability: Out of Print
Published: Frommermedia - December 3rd, 2013

Frommer's New Orleans Day-by-Day Guide is the complete up-to-date reference for visitors who want to maximize their stay in the smartest, most time-efficient way.

Louisiana Off the Beaten Path: A Guide to Unique Places Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780762750443
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Published: GPP Travel - August 1st, 2009

Lonely Planet New Orleans [With Map] Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781741797763
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Published: Lonely Planet - November 1st, 2012

"Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher"

DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: New Orleans Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780756685829
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Published: DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley) - November 19th, 2012

"DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: New Orleans" will lead you straight to the best attractions this city has to offer. The fully updated guide includes unique illustrated cutaways, floor plans, and reconstructions of the city's stunning architecture, plus a pull-out city map clearly marked with attractions from the guidebook and an easy-to-use street index.

Canoeing Louisiana Cover Image
ISBN: 9781578064267
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Published: University Press of Mississippi - April 15th, 2003

Louisiana abounds in waterways. Canoeing Louisiana will guide you in exploring many of them.

Anyone--local or visitor, day-floater or wilderness tripper--can enjoy our rivers, bayous, lakes, and streams using this handy book. Despite the lack of white water in the Bayou State, there is nature galore and no shortage of options, from day jaunts to semi-wilderness expeditions. And there is considerable variety: clear sandy streams like the Tangipahoa and Whiskey Chitto; vast swamps including the Atchafalaya and Honey Island; hill-country bayous like Badcau and D'Arbonne; gorgeous lakes like Chicot and Bistineau; and sea kayaking destinations such as Grand Isle and Lake Pontchartrain.

Day Trips(R) from New Orleans, Second Edition (Day Trips from New Orleans: Getaways Less Than Two Hours Away) Cover Image
By Gaffney
ISBN: 9780762729753
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Published: Gpp - January 1st, 2005

From Gulf Coast beaches to magnificent plantations, this guide offers more than 25 excursions for travelers seeking a minivacation within a two-hour drive of New Orleans. Includes directions, suggestions for places to eat and stay, and recommended itiner.


Birding Made Easy- New Orleans is a new guide for beginning birdwatchers written by local professor Peter Yaukey.  Yaukey has taught a bird class at the University of New Orleans for over twenty years, and is a life long birder. 

Birding Made Easy is a new breed of birdwatching guide, catering to readers with a fledgling interest in birds.  Yaukey's purpose is to put his role as birding mentor into written form.  By focusing on southeast Louisiana, Birding Made Easy can provide advice and information more focused than what is available in traditional bird books that cover wider geographical areas.

Birding Made Easy is liberally illustrated with color photographs taken entirely by local birders.    The book opens with thirteen "slam dunk" birding outings, each describing a precise location where a particular species of interest can be reliably found in the New Orleans area.  Novices can look like pros when they bring family or friends to one of these locations and confidently point out the star species.  

The next section of the book gives directions to the local sites most frequented by experienced birders, both within the city, and in nearby areas from Pearl River to Grand Isle.   After this, Yaukey offers tips specific to different groups of birds (e.g., ducks or woodpeckers),  specifying which members of each are most common in our area. Next comes a section on back yard birding, followed by one highlighting twenty especially charismatic species in our area, from Bald Eagle to Yellow-bellied Sapsucker.   Finally, a calendar details interesting bird phenomena occurring in each month of the year.

Yaukey blogs several times weekly to accompany the book, at  Posts range from recent sightings and alerts about seasonal avian phenomena, to essays on identification challenges and avian life histories.

Frenchmen, Desire, Good Children: . . . and Other Streets of New Orleans! Cover Image
By John Chase (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781565549319
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Published: Pelican Publishing Company - October 31st, 2001

Few cities can boast such numerous, strange-sounding, regal, and historic street names as New Orleans.

Very New Orleans: A Celebration of History, Culture, and Cajun Country Charm Cover Image
ISBN: 9781565124479
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Published: Algonquin Books - January 20th, 2006

The exquisite antebellum mansions of the Garden District. Giant oaks stretching across boulevards and back in time to before the Civil War. The decadence of Bourbon Street. The vibrant sounds of jazz, blues, and Cajun music coming from every doorway or right from the street. Lacy iron balconies that wrap around the historic buildings of the French Quarter.