Back in Keith County / Edition 1

Paperback (Print)
Used and New from Other Sellers
Used and New from Other Sellers
from $1.99
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
(Save 77%)
Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (19) from $1.99   
  • New (2) from $6.51   
  • Used (17) from $1.99   
Close
Sort by
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Note: Marketplace items are not eligible for any BN.com coupons and promotions
$6.51
Seller since 2007

Feedback rating:

(23428)

Condition:

New — never opened or used in original packaging.

Like New — packaging may have been opened. A "Like New" item is suitable to give as a gift.

Very Good — may have minor signs of wear on packaging but item works perfectly and has no damage.

Good — item is in good condition but packaging may have signs of shelf wear/aging or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Acceptable — item is in working order but may show signs of wear such as scratches or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Used — An item that has been opened and may show signs of wear. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Refurbished — A used item that has been renewed or updated and verified to be in proper working condition. Not necessarily completed by the original manufacturer.

New
BRAND NEW

Ships from: Avenel, NJ

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
$7.37
Seller since 2007

Feedback rating:

(88)

Condition: New
1984-02-01 Paperback New BRAND NEW COPY, Perfect Shape, 463-409.

Ships from: La Grange, IL

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Close
Sort by

Overview

John Janovy "has produced his best book. . . . He gives us a superb example of nature writing and of life in the Great Plains, perhaps surpassing such admired works in the genre as Aldo Leopold's A Sand County Almanac and William Warner's Beautiful Swimmers. Janovy takes us on a journey of intellectual serendipity, deriving extraordinary thoughts from ordinary circumstances."-Washington Post. "This 'human need for wilderness' is the trail winding through Back in Keith County . . . [to] the streams of John Janovy's 'inner cowboy country.' The fourteen essays are a very human mix of biology, sentiment, wandering observation and personal philosophy."-Smithsonian. Janovy's earlier Keith County Journal "met with astonishing success, and some reviewers compared the author to Henry David Thoreau. Back in Keith County returns to the part of Nebraska that Mr. Janovy knows and loves. . . . The book shows the area's wildlife-tiger beetles, toads, swallows, owls and a variety of fish-to be as special as its people. . . . The author also reflects on the intangible aspects of life. . . . The rich ramblings of these 179 pages are fascinating."-Kansas City Star. John Janovy Jr. is Varner Professor at the School of Biological Sciences, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and director of the Cedar Point Biological Station. He is the author of Keith County Journal and On Becoming a Biologist, also available as a Bison Book.
Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

Noel Perrin

"Good biologist though [Janovy] is, he's an even better nature writer, with a special affinity for the mysterious and the mystic."—Noel Perrin
Smithsonian

"This ‘human need for wilderness’ is the trail winding through Back in Keith County . . . [to] the streams of John Janovy’s ‘inner cowboy country.’ The fourteen essays are a very human mix of biology, sentiment, wandering observation and personal philosophy."—Smithsonian
Kansas City Star

"Janovy’s earlier Keith County Journal “met with astonishing success, and some reviewers compared the author to Henry David Thoreau. Back in Keith County returns to the part of Nebraska that Mr. Janovy knows and loves. . . . The book shows the area’s wildlife—tiger beetles, toads, swallows, owls and a variety of fish—to be as special as its people. . . . The author also reflects on the intangible aspects of life. . . . The rich ramblings of these 179 pages are fascinating."—Kansas City Star
Washington Post

"John Janovy has produced his best book. . . . He gives us a superb example of nature writing and of life in the Great Plains, perhaps surpassing such admired works in the genre as Aldo Leopold’s A Sand County Almanac and William Warner’s Beautiful Swimmers. Janovy takes us on a journey of intellectual serendipity, deriving extraordinary thoughts from ordinary circumstances."—Washington Post
Noel Perrin

"Good biologist though [Janovy] is, he's an even better nature writer, with a special affinity for the mysterious and the mystic."

Smithsonian

"This ‘human need for wilderness’ is the trail winding through Back in Keith County . . . [to] the streams of John Janovy’s ‘inner cowboy country.’ The fourteen essays are a very human mix of biology, sentiment, wandering observation and personal philosophy."—Smithsonian

Kansas City Star

"Janovy’s earlier Keith County Journal “met with astonishing success, and some reviewers compared the author to Henry David Thoreau. Back in Keith County returns to the part of Nebraska that Mr. Janovy knows and loves. . . . The book shows the area’s wildlife—tiger beetles, toads, swallows, owls and a variety of fish—to be as special as its people. . . . The author also reflects on the intangible aspects of life. . . . The rich ramblings of these 179 pages are fascinating."—Kansas City Star

Washington Post

"John Janovy has produced his best book. . . . He gives us a superb example of nature writing and of life in the Great Plains, perhaps surpassing such admired works in the genre as Aldo Leopold’s A Sand County Almanac and William Warner’s Beautiful Swimmers. Janovy takes us on a journey of intellectual serendipity, deriving extraordinary thoughts from ordinary circumstances."—Washington Post

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Three books by biologist Janovy offer intimate looks at the natural world and the web of relationships among living things. (Mar.)
Library Journal
This trio was first published in 1982, 1979, and 1986, respectively. Keith County (LJ 1/15/79) and its Back in sequel (LJ 3/1/82) both cover the author's observations on plant and animal life in the fields and marshes of Keith County, NE. In Becoming a Biologist (LJ 2/15/86), Janovy's emphasis is not on the purely scientific side of the work but on the role and responsibility of the biologist.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780803275607
  • Publisher: UNP - Bison Books
  • Publication date: 2/28/1984
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 179
  • Product dimensions: 5.28 (w) x 7.98 (h) x 0.44 (d)

Meet the Author


John Janovy Jr. is Varner Professor at the School of Biological Sciences, University of Nebraska–Lincoln, and director of the Cedar Point Biological Station. He is the author of Keith County Journal and On Becoming a Biologist, also available as a Bison Book.
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)