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Nesting Birds of a Tropical Frontier

Written By: Timothy Brush
  • ID Book : 1603446168
  • Publisher : Texas A&M University Press
  • Number of Pages : 276
  • Genre : NATURE
  • Reads : 311
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The story behind the birds everyone wants to see Halfway between Dallas and Mexico City, along the last few hundred miles of the Rio Grande, lies a subtropical outpost where people come from all over the world to see birds. Located between the temperate north and the tropic south, with desert to the west and ocean to the east, the Lower Rio Grande Valley of Texas provides habitat for a variety of birds seen nowhere else in the United States. If you want to see a Hooked-billed Kite, Muscovy Duck, or Altamira Oriole, this is the place. Drawing on years of personal observation and study, Timothy Brush has written a classic work of natural history about the little-known breeding bird communities of the Valley and the diversity of nesting strategies and behaviors that can be seen. Brush estimates that there are more than 150 current breeding species in the Lower Rio Grande Valley. In "Nesting Birds of a Tropical Frontier, "he describes the habits, distribution, changes in occurrence, and general outlook of these as well as former breeders, concentrating on Valley specialties and other birds of particular interest in the Valley. The species are all dependent upon appropriate habitat, from riparian forest to mesquite savannah, and Brush describes the history of these habitats and the special features that keep the birds coming. He also discusses conservation and the need for both large-scale land acquisitions by public and private groups and small-scale restoration through urban parks and individual landscaping. Art by Gerald Sneed and color photographs by several of Texas' top nature photographers show off some of the Valley's famous birds. Historical maps of vegetation and geology help us gain a better perspective on the changes that have taken place along the Rio Grande and on the breeding bird communities of the U.S.-Mexico frontier.

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The WPA Guide to Texas

By Federal Writers' Project
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Trinity University Press
  • Isbn : 1595342419
  • Pages : 718
  • Category : History
  • Reads : 477
  • File Pdf: the-wpa-guide-to-texas.pdf

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During the 1930s in the United States, the Works Progress Administration developed the Federal Writers’ Project to support writers and artists while making a national effort to document the country’s shared history and culture. The American Guide series consists of individual guides to each of the states. Little-known authors—many of whom would later become celebrated literary figures—were commissioned to write these important books. John Steinbeck, Saul Bellow, Zora Neale Hurston, and Ralph Ellison are among the more than 6,000 writers, editors, historians, and researchers who documented this celebration of local histories. Photographs, drawings, driving tours, detailed descriptions of towns, and rich cultural details exhibit each state’s unique flavor. Equaling the massive size of the state, the WPA Guide to Texas is just as expansive at 716 pages. From the Panhandle to the Rio Grande Valley, The Lone Star State’s landscape is as varied as its political and cultural past. Having been under the control of six different nations’ flags, the history section is particularly rich. The guide also includes a helpful list of books about the state.

The Art of Hummingbird Gardening

By Mathew Tekulsky
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Isbn : 1632209020
  • Pages : 189
  • Category : Gardening
  • Reads : 325
  • File Pdf: the-art-of-hummingbird-gardening.pdf

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A practical guide to cultivating flowers and other plants that will attract the hummingbirds of North America from The Birdman of Bel Air columnist. You will be able to grow flowers in profusion and provide nectar for these smallest of birds, which hover on fast-beating wings while they drink from flowers including pink Chinese lantern, bladderpod, woolly blue curls, scarlet sage, penstemon, columbine, long strips of fuschia, and many others. The Hummingbird Garden is packed with pertinent information, from a description of what hummingbird gardening is all about to how hummingbirds can be conserved and protected. Matthew Tekulsky explains the extraordinary way hummingbirds live and behave, the regions they inhabit throughout the year, and their migrating habits. He discusses how to start your own garden by recommending what to plant and then outlines what interesting events will take place in it. The valuable appendixes give complete information on hummingbird and plant varieties, bird and conservation organizations, and mail-order sources, as well as an extensive bibliography. Beautiful color photos throughout show many different types of hummingbirds enjoying their wonderfully active lives in gardens created expressly for them.

South-Central Section of the Geological Society of America

By O.T. Hayward
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  • Publisher : Geological Society of America
  • Isbn : 0813754046
  • Pages : 468
  • Category : Canada
  • Reads : 599
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The Leading Facts of New Mexican History, Vol. I (Softcover)

By Ralph Emerson Twitchell
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Sunstone Press
  • Isbn : 0865345651
  • Pages : 716
  • Category : History
  • Reads : 179
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As an avid supporter of New Mexico statehood, the author argued the territorys case for elevated political status, celebrated its final victory in 1912, and even designed New Mexicos first state flag in 1915. This reprint of his 1911 edition serves as a tribute to the states centennial celebration of 2012.

Borderland Birds

By Roland H. Wauer
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Isbn : 1984587927
  • Pages : 236
  • Category : Pets
  • Reads : 500
  • File Pdf: borderland-birds.pdf

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Borderland Birds includes almost 100 birds that I have encountered along the southern border from Arizona to the Gulf. Many are “specialty birds, species that cannot be found elsewhere in the U.S. Examples include chachalaca, red-billed pigeon, hook-billed kite, aplomado falcon, ferruginous pygmy-owl, elegant trogon, blue-throated and lucifer hummingbirds, Mexican and green jays, Audubon’s and Altamira orioles, pyrrhuloxia, varied bunting, and Colima and rufous-capped warblers. All of the birds are illustrated with photographs by Greg Lasley, Kelly Bryan, Bob Behrstock, and Martin Reid.

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By John Pagani
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Page Publishing Inc
  • Isbn : 1662428677
  • Pages : 326
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 901
  • File Pdf: hard-land.pdf

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Falling Water is the second installment in the riveting Hard Land adventure and survival series. Set along the rugged North American Pacific Coast in the early nineteenth century, John and Erin Daly live a hardscrabble life, scratching out a subsistence existence while fending off nature’s predators and the elements. Their love and faith and the local Native tribe are the bedrock of their survival until challenged by outlaws, a wicked Native witch, and a horrifying demon. The allure of gold weaves through twisting plots and schemes, drawing all participants in this exciting tale to a hidden valley where a final battle of good versus evil erupts. Descriptive panoramas of endless forests, towering mountains, and tumbling waterfalls are the backdrop through all facets of the book. The deep beauty of coastal redwood forests and rugged coastlines provide stunning imagery. The story is colored with early American pioneering customs, skills, and ways of life. Native American symbolism, shamanism, and customs are explored. This captivating tale is one of adventure, excitement, and the supernatural that builds upon itself from one gripping scene to the next only to reach a thrilling and surprising conclusion.

A Military History of Texas

By Loyd Uglow
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : University of North Texas Press
  • Isbn : 1574418769
  • Pages : 448
  • Category : History
  • Reads : 184
  • File Pdf: a-military-history-of-texas.pdf

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In its essence, Texas history is military history. Comprehensive in scope, A Military History of Texas provides the first single-volume military history of Texas from pre-Columbian clashes between Native American tribes to the establishment of the United States Space Force as the newest branch of the nation’s military in the twenty-first century. Rather than creating new theories of what happened, author Loyd Uglow synthesizes competing views of Texas’s military past into a narrative that deals evenhandedly with different interpretations, and recognizes that there is a measure of truth in each one, even while emphasizing those that seem most plausible. Uglow ties the various engrossing aspects of Texas military history into one unified experience. Chapters cover topics of warfare in Texas before the Europeans; Spanish military activities; revolutions against Spain and then Mexico; Texas and Texans in the Mexican War; ante- and post-bellum warfare on the Texas frontier; the Civil War in Texas; the Texas Rangers; border warfare during the Mexican revolution of 1910-1920; Texas and the world wars; and the modern military in Texas. Brief explanations of military terminology and practice, as well as parallels between Texas military actions and ones in other times and places, connect the narrative to the broader context of world military history. Thoroughly documented, with an engaging narrative and perceptive analysis, A Military History of Texas is designed to be accessible and interesting to a broad range of readers. It will find a welcome place in the collections of amateur or professional military historians, devoted fans of all things Texan, and newcomers to military history.

A Rock between Two Rivers

By Hugh Asa Fitzsimons III
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Trinity University Press
  • Isbn : 1595348417
  • Pages : 201
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Reads : 152
  • File Pdf: a-rock-between-two-rivers.pdf

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A Rock between Two Rivers is the story of a man coming to terms with the environmental legacy of his family’s ranch in Dimmitt County, Texas, and reckoning with the birthright he’ll leave for the generations who follow. What began for Hugh Fitzsimons as a mission to expose local ecological hazards from hydraulic fracking has turned into a lifelong ache to understand the more complicated story of how his family changed the land inherited from his grandfather, and deeper still, how the land irrevocably changed the family. Water is the lens through which this fifth-generation rancher tells his story. While the discovery of oil in this part of Texas fueled the region's growth, water has the upper hand, determining where people live and how they make their living. Agriculture, ranching, drilling for oil, and now fracking all require water, with each pursuit requiring more and more but giving back less and less to the communities they’ve helped enrich. In A Rock between Two Rivers, Fitzsimons struggles with the inheritance he wants for his own children, one that considers the future consequences of our actions toward the land we are born to and owns the broader threats to our natural resources that loom in the near distance. Interweaving a family narrative of a life built on the U.S.-Mexico border and the history of European colonization with its brutal consequences on the land and indigenous peoples, Fitzsimons explores how our attitudes toward this precious resource have changed alongside our relationship to the places we call home.

Colorado Vanguards

By Phyllis J. Perry
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  • Publisher : Arcadia Publishing
  • Isbn : 1625856938
  • Pages : 240
  • Category : Photography
  • Reads : 337
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Colorado history is filled with maverick men and women who shaped the state’s identity and culture. Trailblazers Zebulon Pike and Stephen Long laid groundwork for the miners, farmers and statesmen who helped the area evolve into a territory and a state. Father of Rocky Mountain National Park Enos Mills and writer Isabella Bird praised the surrounding natural splendor and championed its preservation. Entrepreneurs Otto Mears and William Jackson Palmer linked mines with towns such as Colorado Springs and Telluride, while the innovations of F.O. Stanley and Nikola Tesla energized the state. Author Phyllis J. Perry chronicles the lives of thirty men and women who left their indelible marks on Colorado.

The Tick Rider

By William Street
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  • Publisher : Book Venture Publishing LLC
  • Isbn : 1641666102
  • Pages : 558
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 997
  • File Pdf: the-tick-rider.pdf

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"A Texas cowboy, charged with rounding up tick-carrying Mexican livestock, meets a rancheros daughter. At the same time, two teenage boys, Miguel and Guillermo, yearning for opportunity, begin the dangerous trek toward America, and Alejandro, a young pilot for the cartel lands a load of cocaine in the mountains of Guatemala and finds fear. The cartel plans to establish a plaza on the river, but an assassination delays the plan. Their subsequent stories play out against the backdrop of the encroaching reach of the drug cartel, its bosses and pistoleros. All their lives become more dangerous as the cartels grip tightens, culminating in an attempted escape as a pack-train of drugs crosses the Rio Grande in the moonlight"

Indian Wars and Pioneers of Texas

By John Henry Brown
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Dalcassian Publishing Company
  • Isbn : N.a
  • Pages : 762
  • Category : Frontier and pioneer life
  • Reads : 904
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The Ranger Ideal Volume 1

By Darren L. Ivey
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : University of North Texas Press
  • Isbn : 1574417010
  • Pages : 672
  • Category : History
  • Reads : 481
  • File Pdf: the-ranger-ideal-volume-1.pdf

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Established in Waco in 1968, the Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum honors the iconic Texas Rangers, a service which has existed, in one form or another, since 1823. They have become legendary symbols of Texas and the American West. Thirty-one Rangers, with lives spanning more than two centuries, have been enshrined in the Hall of Fame. In The Ranger Ideal Volume 1: Texas Rangers in the Hall of Fame, 1823-1861, Darren L. Ivey presents capsule biographies of the seven inductees who served Texas before the Civil War. He begins with Stephen F. Austin, “the Father of Texas,” who laid the foundations of the Ranger service, and then covers John C. Hays, Ben McCulloch, Samuel H. Walker, William A. A. “Bigfoot” Wallace, John S. Ford, and Lawrence Sul Ross. Using primary records and reliable secondary sources, and rejecting apocryphal tales, The Ranger Ideal presents the true stories of these intrepid men who fought to tame a land with gallantry, grit, and guns. This Volume 1 is the first of a planned three-volume series covering all of the Texas Rangers inducted in the Hall of Fame and Museum in Waco, Texas.

Because It Is So Beautiful

By Robert Leonard Reid
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Catapult
  • Isbn : 1619029766
  • Pages : 320
  • Category : Nature
  • Reads : 727
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A Finalist for the PEN/Diamonstein–Spielvogel Award for the Art of the Essay Yes, every inch of the globe has been seen, mapped, photographed, and measured, but is it known? Robert Leonard Reid doesn’t think so. To draw a circle and calculate its diameter is not to know the circle. In this collection, Reid distinguishes himself from many science–based nature writers, using the natural world as a springboard for speculations and musings on the numinous and the sacred, injustice, homelessness, the treatment of Native Peoples in the United States, and what pushes mountaineers to climb. Ranging in their settings from eastern New Mexico to northern Alaska, Reid’s essays illustrate his belief that the American West is worth celebrating and caring for. Taking its title from an affecting speech given by renowned author Barry Lopez, Because It Is So Beautiful is a response to desperate questions surrounding America’s wildlands. Lopez’s words resonated with the young mountaineer–musician–mathematician Robert Leonard Reid, who was struggling to understand his relationship to the world, to find his vision as a writer. What he learned on that long–ago evening is knit throughout the nineteen pieces in the collection, which include essays from Reid’s previous books Arctic Circle, Mountains of the Great Blue Dream, and America, New Mexico; three essays that appear here in print for the first time; as well as revised and expanded versions of essays that appeared in Touchstone, The Progressive, and elsewhere.

America by Rivers

By Tim Palmer
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Island Press
  • Isbn : 1597269123
  • Pages : 349
  • Category : Nature
  • Reads : 859
  • File Pdf: america.pdf

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Photographer and writer Tim Palmer has spent more than 25 years researching and experiencing life on the waterways of the American continent. He has travelled by canoe or raft on more than 300 different rivers, down wide placid streams and rough raging rapids. His journeys have taken him to every corner of the country, where he has witnessed and described the unique interaction of geographical, historical, and cultural forces that act upon our nation's vital arteries.America by Rivers represents the culmination of that grand adventure. Palmer describes the rivers of America in all their remaining glory and tarnished beauty, as he presents a comprehensive tour of the whole of America's river systems. Filled with important new information as well as data gathered from hundreds of published sources, America by Rivers covers: the network of American waterways and how they fit together to form river systems unique features of individual rivers along with their size, length, and biological importance environmental problems affecting the rivers of different regions and what is being done to protect and restore them cultural connections and conflicts surrounding the rivers of each region Chapters address the character of rivers in distinct regions of the country, and each chapter highlights one river with a detailed view from the water. Rivers profiled include the Penobscot, Potomac, Suwanee, Minnesota, Niobara, Salmon, Rio Grande, American, Rogue, and Sheenjek. Eighteen maps guide the reader across the country and 100 photos illustrate the splendor of Palmer's fascinating subject.America by Rivers provides a new way of seeing our country, one that embraces the entire landscape and offers fresh avenues to adventure. It is compelling reading for anyone concerned about the health of our land and the future of our waterways.

America's National Parks At a Glance

By Thomas Crochetiere
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  • Publisher :
  • Isbn : 1456626647
  • Pages : 289
  • Category : Travel
  • Reads : 562
  • File Pdf: america-s-national-parks-at-a-glance.pdf

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"America's best idea" ~ our National Park units! As of 2016, the United States National Park Service oversees 410 park units. They are found in all 50 states, including Washington, D.C., and in the U.S. territories of Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, American Samoa, the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. Listed by state and territory, this book gives you a glance at these amazing National Parks, including the disbanded and proposed units. Whether it is in the mountains, the deserts, the prairies, on waterways or in urban areas, America’s National Park units are unique and different from one another. Each unit is a jewel amid the national treasure and they all have a story to tell, if you have the time to listen.

The Dangerous Divide

By Peter Eichstaedt
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Chicago Review Press
  • Isbn : 1613748396
  • Pages : 256
  • Category : Social Science
  • Reads : 871
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“In this provocative and engaging book, Peter Eichstaedt has given us an insightful and fascinating on-the-ground account of how the US-Mexico divide has turned into an increasingly militarized frontier of fear.” —Peter Andreas, author of Smuggle Nation and Border Games Despite tens of thousands of border agents and the expenditure of billions of dollars, an estimated one million Mexicans and Central Americans continue to cross the border each year. These migrants fill jobs that have become the underpinnings of the US economy. Rather than building more and better barricades, argues veteran journalist Peter Eichstaedt, the United States must reform its immigration and drug laws and acknowledge that costly, counterproductive, and antiquated policies have created deadly circumstances on both sides of the border. Recognizing the truth of America’s long and tortured relations with Mexico must be followed by legitimizing the contributions made by migrants to the American way of life. Peter Eichstaedt is a journalist who has reported from locations worldwide, including Afghanistan, Albania, Somalia, the Sudans, Uganda, Kenya, eastern DR Congo, eastern Europe, and the Caucasus. He attended the University of the Americas in Mexico City and lived and worked as a journalist in Santa Fe, New Mexico, for more than 20 years. He worked most recently as the Afghanistan country director for the Institute for War and Peace Reporting in Kabul. He is the author of Above the Din of War, Consuming the Congo, Pirate State, First Kill Your Family, and If You Poison Us. He lives in Denver, Colorado.

Rivers of Texas

By Verne Huser
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  • Publisher : Texas A&M University Press
  • Isbn : 9781585443697
  • Pages : 264
  • Category : History
  • Reads : 309
  • File Pdf: rivers-of-texas.pdf

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Explores the landscape, history, geology, and recreational opportunities afforded by the rivers of Texas, presenting information about each river's size, location, tributaries, discharge, and special sites.


By Richard J. Chorley,Stanley A. Schumm,David E. Sugden
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Isbn : 1000000265
  • Pages : 652
  • Category : Science
  • Reads : 900
  • File Pdf: geomorphology.pdf

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Originally published in 1984. This major text covers the whole discipline of geomorphology, presenting a clear and comprehensive overview of the field, drawing on the full range of modern research. Landforms and their formative processes are treated on a broad spectrum of spatial scales, and examples are drawn from the major geological, climatic and biotic environments. The book is divided conveniently into some 170 clearly defined sections to allow readers to make the most efficient use of those parts of the text relevant to their particular needs. After introducing the basic concepts such as systems analysis, morphologic and cascading systems, the historical-evolutionary approach and process-response geomorphology, the book moves on to the geological background to geomorphology and then the extensive third part deals with the geomorphic processes and responding landforms. Part four examines climatic geomorphology and the appendix touches on applied geomorphology, especially fluvial processes.

Collected Works of Richard J. Chorley

By Richard J. Chorley
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Isbn : 1000398048
  • Pages : 2456
  • Category : Science
  • Reads : 562
  • File Pdf: collected-works-of-richard-j-chorley.pdf

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Richard John Chorley was known as a leading figure in quantitative geography in the late 20th Century and played an instrumental role in bringing the use of systems theory to geography. This set of 7 reissued works either edited by or written by Chorley offers a great wealth of scholarship on geography and geomorphology.

Big Bend National Park

By Michael Welsh
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : University of Nevada Press
  • Isbn : 1948908832
  • Pages : 288
  • Category : History
  • Reads : 145
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Known as a place of stark beauty, dramatic geographic dimension, and challenging desert terrain, Big Bend National Park is located in West Texas on the north bank of the Rio Grande, adjacent to the Mexican states of Coahuila and Chihuahua. Although a place of natural grandeur, the unique location of this 118-mile long, 1.5 million-acre corridor has led to many challenges between the United States and Mexico, two nations who share one ecosystem but inhabit different political worlds. Big Bend National Park explores the cultural and diplomatic history of this transborder region that was designated a national park on the US side and the site of a long-hoped-for “international peace park” on the other. Michael Welsh demonstrates the challenges faced and lessons learned by both the US and Mexico as they struggled against political and environmental vicissitudes in their attempts to realize the creation of a shared frontier. Geopolitical and environmental conflicts such as Cold War fears, immigration, the war on drugs, international water rights, and more stringent American border security measures after 9/11 all hindered relations between the two countries. But more recently, renewed cooperation and ongoing diplomatic relations have led to new developments. Mexican park personnel began assisting American officials with efforts to re-wild the American side of the river with animal species that had been eliminated, and the Obama administration relaxed some post-9/11 restrictions, allowing American visitors to cross over to the Mexican park and its nearby towns. The ambition of developing a park for peace has yet to materialize, even as individuals and their governments continue to work toward an accord. Big Bend National Park provides a greater understanding of this complex borderland and hopes to help fulfill the aspiration of creating a shared ecosystem and the dream of a park for peace.

From Crockett to Custer

By Mike Martin
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Trafford Publishing
  • Isbn : 141221999X
  • Pages : 288
  • Category : History
  • Reads : 352
  • File Pdf: from-crockett-to-custer.pdf

Book Summary:

Two legendary battles which sprang from the depths of history to shine as symbols of self sacrifice, heroism and glorious defeat. Encounters which took the lives of two of America's most famous figures: Davy Crockett and General Custer. What is the essential link between the battles of the Alamo and the Little Bighorn? Why did Crockett choose to leave a safe political career to throw in his lot with suicidal adventurers? What drove Custer to ignore common sense and ride to certain death? How could it be that the defenders of the Alamo were made up largely of lawyers and doctors? Or that the troopers of the 7th Cavalry numbered a majority of Irishmen and Germans? Did you know that Crockett kept his besieged comrades entertained with fiddle tunes or that Custer's devoted wife may have had a romantic fling with one of her husband's officers? These are just a few of the many questions answered by this new book which explores connections between these events. For the first time, the battles are linked, exploring reasons, causes, outcomes and personalities. Basing his viewpoint on years of research and travelling across the relevant areas of the USA, the author gives a detailed account which is accessible to anyone coming to the subject for the first time. Illustrated with the author's own photographs, maps and sketches, "From Crockett to Custer" takes the reader on an informative journey through the battlefields as they were and as they are today. An ideal introduction to the battles of the Alamo and Little Bighorn which will give a true understanding of what happened and the legacy which remains.

Hiking Hot Springs in the Southwest

By Chris Andrews
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  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Isbn : 1493036572
  • Pages : 288
  • Category : Sports & Recreation
  • Reads : 865
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Whether you're seeking a soak in naturally heated mineral water or out for a sightseeing adventure, this book guides you to the best sites for soaking in the beauty of the Southwest. Across Arizona, Nevada, Utah, Colorado, New Mexico and California, author Chris Andrews reveals his favorite "hot spots," from primitive pools in the backcountry to handcrafted bathhouses surrounded by civilization. Look inside to find: Full-color photos Color, GPS-compatible maps and detailed directions Historical background information on the springs and their surroundings Tips on safety, access, and availability of services Best time of year, restrictions, water temperature, camping info, and much more

The Rough Guide to India

By Rough Guides
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Isbn : 1405385839
  • Pages : 1200
  • Category : Travel
  • Reads : 206
  • File Pdf: the-rough-guide-to-india.pdf

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The Rough Guide to India is the most comprehensive travel guide to this fascinating country, with knowledgable descriptions of its stunning temples, mosques, museums and other sights. There are detailed listings of accommodation, restaurants and nightlife options to suit all budgets, as well as clear guidance through the maze of Indian transportation links. These features are accurately marked on attractively designed maps of all the states, major cities and other areas of interest to travellers, from Delhi’s Paharganj to Havelock Island in the Andamans. Add to this superb photography showing a selection of India’s highlights and three full colour sections covering the themes of handicrafts, Bollywood and sacred places. Many practical issues such as social and etiquette tips are given in the opening Basics section, while Contexts gives a rich background in the country’s history, religions, wildlife and some handy assistance with the predominant language, Hindi.

Inez: A Tale of the Alamo

By Augusta J. Evans
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  • Publisher : Good Press
  • Isbn : N.a
  • Pages : 259
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 596
  • File Pdf: inez.pdf

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"Inez: A Tale of the Alamo" by Augusta J. Evans. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

Texas Place Names

By Edward Callary
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : University of Texas Press
  • Isbn : 1477320660
  • Pages : 432
  • Category : History
  • Reads : 206
  • File Pdf: texas-place-names.pdf

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Was Gasoline, Texas, named in honor of a gas station? Nope, but the name does honor the town’s original claim to fame: a gasoline-powered cotton gin. Is Paris, Texas, a reference to Paris, France? Yes: Thomas Poteet, who donated land for the town site, thought it would be an improvement over “Pin Hook,” the original name of the Lamar County seat. Ding Dong’s story has a nice ring to it, derived from two store owners named Bell, who lived in Bell County, of course. Tracing the turning points, fascinating characters, and cultural crossroads that shaped Texas history, Texas Place Names provides the colorful stories behind these and more than three thousand other county, city, and community names. Drawing on in-depth research to present the facts behind the folklore, linguist Edward Callary also clarifies pronunciations (it’s NAY-chis for Neches, referring to a Caddoan people whose name was attached to the Neches River during a Spanish expedition). A great resource for road trippers and historians alike, Texas Place Names alphabetically charts centuries of humanity through the enduring words (and, occasionally, the fateful spelling gaffes) left behind by men and women from all walks of life.

Kiowa Ethnogeography

By William C. Meadows
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  • Publisher : University of Texas Press
  • Isbn : 0292778449
  • Pages : 366
  • Category : Social Science
  • Reads : 276
  • File Pdf: kiowa-ethnogeography.pdf

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Examining the place names, geographical knowledge, and cultural associations of the Kiowa from the earliest recorded sources to the present, Kiowa Ethnogeography is the most in-depth study of its kind in the realm of Plains Indian tribal analysis. Linking geography to political and social changes, William Meadows applies a chronological approach that demonstrates a cultural evolution within the Kiowa community. Preserved in both linguistic and cartographic forms, the concepts of place, homeland, intertribal sharing of land, religious practice, and other aspects of Kiowa life are clarified in detail. Native religious relationships to land (termed "geosacred" by the author) are carefully documented as well. Meadows also provides analysis of the only known extant Kiowa map of Black Goose, its unique pictographic place labels, and its relationship to reservation-era land policies. Additional coverage of rivers, lakes, and military forts makes this a remarkably comprehensive and illuminating guide.

Lower Brazos River Canals

By Lora-Marie Bernard
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Arcadia Publishing
  • Isbn : 1439647615
  • Pages : 128
  • Category : Photography
  • Reads : 695
  • File Pdf: lower-brazos-river-canals.pdf

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Communities have spent more than 100 years mastering the mighty Brazos River and its waterways. In the 1800s, Stephen F. Austin chose the Brazos River as the site for the first Texas colony because of its vast water and fertile soil. Within 75 years, a pumping station would herald the way for crop management. A sugar mill that was eventually known as Imperial Sugar spurred community development. In 1903, John Miles Frost Jr. tapped the Brazos to expand the Cane and Rice Belt Irrigation System while Houston newspapers predicted the infrastructure marvel would change the region’s future—and it did. Within a few decades, the Texas agricultural empire caused Louisiana to dub Texas farmers “the sugar and rice aristocracy.” As the dawn of the industrial age began, the Brazos River and its waterways began supplying the Texas Gulf Coast industry.

The History of Mexico

By Philip Russell
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Isbn : 113696827X
  • Pages : 808
  • Category : History
  • Reads : 994
  • File Pdf: the-history-of-mexico.pdf

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The History of Mexico: From Pre-Conquest to Present traces the last 500 years of Mexican history, from the indigenous empires that were devastated by the Spanish conquest through the election of 2006 and its aftermath. The book offers a straightforward chronological survey of Mexican history from the pre-colonial times to the present, and includes a glossary as well as numerous tables and images for comprehensive study. In lively and engaging prose, Philip Russell guides readers through major themes that still resonate today including: The role of women in society Environmental change The evolving status of Mexico’s indigenous people African slavery and the role of race Government economic policy Foreign relations with the United States and others The companion website provides many useful student tools including multiple choice questions, extra book chapters, and links to online resources, as well as digital copies of the maps from the book. For additional information and classroom resources please visit The History of Mexico companion website at

The Lone Star Ranger

By Zane Grey
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Phoemixx Classics Ebooks
  • Isbn : 398647952X
  • Pages : 377
  • Category : Cooking
  • Reads : 281
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The Lone Star Ranger Zane Grey - The Lone Star Ranger is a Western novel published by Zane Grey in 1915. The book takes place in Texas, the Lone Star State, and several main characters are Texas Rangers, a famous band of highly capable law enforcement officers. It follows the life of Buck Duane, a man who becomes an outlaw and then redeems himself in the eyes of the law. The novel was dedicated to the Texas Ranger John Hughes.

National Parks Our Living National Treasures

By Dr. Gil Lusk
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Gatekeeper Press
  • Isbn : 1642374989
  • Pages : 418
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Reads : 466
  • File Pdf: national-parks-our-living-national-treasures.pdf

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The National Park Service, created in 1916 and now over one hundred years old, has become an immensely popular concept with visitation equal to the national population of the United States every year. Along the way, the Service has picked up a few issues and stresses that endanger the mission of the NPS. Its unique mission is to preserve and protect America's significant natural, cultural, and historical areas for future generations in an unencumbered condition. The areas that are America's Living National Treasures. Those issues need to be addressed to allow the National Park Service to uphold its mission and continue to protect our National Treasures for future generations. This book is dedicated to the identification of some of those issues and presents possible solutions, by capturing the author's experiences over his 35 year career, depicting what working for the Service entails and its challenges. Once the reader has a better feel for work of the National Park Service, there are specific sections dealing with the author's concerns for the future and the changes needed today to bring the Service back to its prime.

The Ecology, Exploitation and Conservation of River Turtles

By Don Moll,Edward O. Moll
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Isbn : 9780198026259
  • Pages : 420
  • Category : Science
  • Reads : 691
  • File Pdf: the-ecology-exploitation-and-conservation-of-river-turtles.pdf

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The underlying theme of this book is that a widespread, taxonomically diverse group of animals, important both from ecological and human resource perspectives, remains poorly understood and in delcine, while receiving scant attention from the ecological and conservation community. This volume proposes a comprehensive overview of the world's river turtles' ecology, conservation, and management. It begins with a categorization of taxa which inhabit flowing water habitats followed by information on their evolutionary and physical diversity and biogeography. Within the framework of ecology, the authors discuss the composition of river turtle communities in different types of lotic habitats and regions, population dynamics, movements, reproductive characteristics and behavior, predators, and feeding relationships. In a conservation and management section, the authors identify and evaluate the nature and intensity of factors which threaten river turtle survival--almost all of which involve direct human exploitation or indirect effects of human induced habitat alteration and degradation. They then list and evaluate the various schemes which have been proposed or employed to halt declines and restore populations, and make recommendations for future management plans for specific species and regions. In closing, they state their viewpoint concerning future research directions and priorities, and an evaluation of future prospects for survival of the world's river turtle species.

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