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📒Texas Legacy Project ✍ David Todd
✏Texas Legacy Project Book Summary : This book holds stories from more than sixty peop --Book Jacket.
📒River Of Contrasts ✍ Margie Crisp
✏River of Contrasts Book Summary : Writer and artist Margie Crisp has traveled the length of Texas’ Colorado River, which rises in Dawson County, south of Lubbock, and flows 860 miles southeast across the state to its mouth on the Gulf of Mexico at Matagorda Bay. Echoing the truth of Heraclitus’s ancient dictum, the river’s character changes dramatically from its dusty headwaters on the High Plains to its meandering presence on the coastal prairie. The Colorado is the longest river with both its source and its mouth in Texas, and its water, from beginning to end, provides for the state’s agricultural, municipal, and recreational needs. As Crisp notes, the Colorado River is perhaps most frequently associated with its middle reaches in the Hill Country, where it has been dammed to create the six reservoirs known as the Highland Lakes. Following Crisp as she explores the river, sometimes with her fisherman husband, readers meet the river’s denizens—animal, plant, and human—and learn something about the natural history, the politics, and those who influence the fate of the river and the water it carries. Those who live intimately with the natural landscape inevitably formulate emotional responses to their surroundings, and the people living on or near the Colorado River are no exception. Crisp’s own loving tribute to the river and its inhabitants is enhanced by the exquisite art she has created for this book. Her photographs and maps round out the useful and beautiful accompaniments to this thoughtful portrait of one of Texas’ most beloved rivers. Former first lady Laura Bush unveils this year's Texas Book Festival poster designed by artist Margie Crisp, author of River of Contrasts: The Texas Colorado. The poster features cliff swallows flying over the Colorado River. Photo by Grant Miller To learn more about The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment, sponsors of this book's series, please click here.
📒The Texas Landscape Project ✍ David A. Todd
✏The Texas Landscape Project Book Summary : The Texas Landscape Project explores conservation and ecology in Texas by presenting a highly visual and deeply researched view of the widespread changes that have affected the state as its population and economy have boomed and as Texans have worked ever harder to safeguard its bountiful but limited natural resources. Covering the entire state, from Pineywoods bottomlands and Panhandle playas to Hill Country springs and Big Bend canyons, the project examines a host of familiar and not so familiar environmental issues. A companion volume to The Texas Legacy Project, this book tracks specific environmental changes that have occurred in Texas using more than 300 color maps, expertly crafted by cartographer Jonathan Ogren, and over 100 photographs that coalesce to fashion a broad portrait of the modern Texas landscape. The rich data, compiled by author David Todd, are presented in clearly written yet marvelously detailed text that gives historical context and contemporary statistics for environmental trends connected to the land, water, air, energy, and built world of the second-largest and second-most populated state in the nation. An engaging read for any environmentalist or conscientious citizen, The Texas Landscape Project provides a true sense of the grand scope of the Lone Star State and the high stakes of protecting it. To learn more about The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment, sponsors of this book's series, please click here.
📒A Texas Legacy The Old San Antonio Road And The Caminois Sic Reales ✍ A. Joachim McGraw
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📒Moving Beyond Borders ✍ Alberto L. Pulido
✏Moving Beyond Borders Book Summary : The lifework of a pioneering scholar and leader in Latino studies
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📒The Ninth Texas Mexico Conference On Astrophysics ✍ Silvia Torres-Peimbert
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📒The Gyp Lease Tales And Other Lies ✍ Walt Davis
✏The Gyp Lease Tales and Other Lies Book Summary : Walt was born into a ranching family just as new grass was starting in 1938. He spent his working life ranching in Texas and Oklahoma. The Gyp Lease Tales is a collection of accounts of events experienced by Walt or by people important to him. The stories are factual with the exception of some names being changed to protect the guilty and the understanding that dry facts should never be allowed to spoil a good tale.
📒Texas Legacy From The Gulf ✍ Dorris L. Olds
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