Atlas of Kentucky

By: Richard Ulack, Karl Raitz, Gyula Pauer, Editors

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The first comprehensive atlas of the state published in over 20 years, the Atlas of Kentucky brings together a wealth of information on the geography, industry, economy, development, and people of the Commonwealth. Includes over 600 maps and 200 color illustrations. Richard Ulack, professor and former chair of the Department of Geography at the University of Kentucky and former State Geographer, is author of Atlas of Southeast Asia and co-editor of Lexington and Kentucky's Inner Bluegrass Region. Kentucky State Geographer Karl Raitz, professor and current chair of the Department of Geography at the University of Kentucky, is the editor of The National Road and co-author of Appalachia: A Gegional Geography. Gyula Pauer, former director of the Center for Cartography and Geographic Information at the University of Kentucky, has served as cartographer for numerous publications, including Historical Atlas of Political Parties in the U.S. Congress and The Himalayan Kingdoms.

Title: Atlas of Kentucky

Author: Richard Ulack, Karl Raitz, Gyula Pauer, Editors

Illustrator: Reg. Price: $16.96

Categories: Maps, Atlases, & Geography, Kentucky,

Publisher: Kentucky University Press: 1998

ISBN Number: 0813120055

ISBN Number 13: 9780813120058

Binding: cloth

Book Details: 336 pages, 14 x 10, Illustrations: color illus, maps, charts, tables, graphs , cloth, Kentucky University Press

Seller ID: 120055

Description: The first comprehensive atlas of the state published in over 20 years, the Atlas of Kentucky brings together a wealth of information on the geography, industry, economy, development, and people of the Commonwealth. Includes over 600 maps and 200 color illustrations.

About Author
Richard Ulack, professor and former chair of the Department of Geography at the University of Kentucky and former State Geographer, is author of Atlas of Southeast Asia and co-editor of Lexington and Kentucky's Inner Bluegrass Region. Kentucky State Geographer Karl Raitz, professor and current chair of the Department of Geography at the University of Kentucky, is the editor of The National Road and co-author of Appalachia: A Gegional Geography. Gyula Pauer, former director of the Center for Cartography and Geographic Information at the University of Kentucky, has served as cartographer for numerous publications, including Historical Atlas of Political Parties in the U.S. Congress and The Himalayan Kingdoms.

Reviews
“An even greater feast [than the first state atlas] . . . It has some beautiful photographs; useful comparisons with other states; new, detailed material on urban areas, where a large percentage of Kentuckians live and there is much diversity in the statistics; and an important section looking toward the state's future." ~Louisville Courier Journal

“Joins an expanding group of reference books about Kentucky that you can't get along without." ~Lexington Herald Leader

“Most readers will find items in this handsome volume: weather and climate, the prehistoric era, wildlife, population changes, basketball, education, foreign investment, tourism, wagering, political trends, health care—the list goes on and on." ~Bowling Green Daily News

“Everything you ever wanted or needed to know about the Bluegrass state can be found in one place—the new Atlas of Kentucky." ~Southern Living
"A keeper for every school, office, and home." ~David Dick, Kentucky Living

“A book to keep around to entertain yourself and any guest who might pick it up. Every page will give you something to talk about. . . . a simply beautiful publication." ~Maysville Ledger-Independent

“Packed with information about history, culture, business and the essential ingredients of what makes up Kentucky." ~Bourbon Times

“A lavish book with important and fun information. From statistical data on the arcane and sublime to poignant commentary on the state of affairs in Kentucky, the authors, cartographers, and geographers of the atlas have made an important contribution to the scholarly body of work on the state." ~Associated Press

“A sound investment for the volume of information a reader can gleam from it." ~The Casey County News

“There is information on Kentucky in this beautifully bound 316 page treasure you just won't find anywhere else—information that is good to know about our state. . . . A must for the home library of every Kentuckian." ~Manchester Enterprise

“Kentucky approaches the millennium with one of the most comprehensive state atlases produced to date." ~Choice
"A truly amazing volume of detailed information."~Southeastern Geographer

“Mammoth in size, comprehensive in content, at once handsome and brimming with statistics in its more than 200 photographs and some 800 thematic four-color maps, we have here a portrait of the state that can speak to many segments of educational, commercial, political, and cultural life." ~The Knoxville News-Sentinel

“It is surprisingly enjoyable to thumb through this tome looking for things that are intriguing to consider." ~The Southern Register

“I find no flaws in this excellent atlas. It cannot but help to instruct people about Kentucky and attract them to visit and explore the region further." ~Arkansas Review
"Provides in one volume a descriptive and statistical survey of Kentucky's land, resources, and population, and a record of the historical and environmental factors that shaped them."~Filson Club History Quarterly

“An astonishing variety of maps, statistical graphs, and photographs are carefully integrated with essays to make this atlas far more than a collection of maps; it is a well-balanced geographic synthesis of Kentucky landscape and life.”~Indiana Magazine of History

“As a compelling introduction to many of the important themes of Kentucky’s past and present, it is essential reading for concerned citizens.”~Register of the Kentucky Historical Society

“A very attractive volume that can grace both the coffee table and the scholar’s book shelf—no mean combination.”~Ohio History