Official Guide to Texas State Parks and Historic Sites

Author: Laurence Parent
Publisher: University of Texas Press
ISBN: 147731542X
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Since it was first published in 1996, Official Guide to Texas State Parks and Historic Sites has become Texans’ one-stop source for information on great places to camp, fish, hike, backpack, swim, ride horseback, go rock climbing, view scenic landscapes, tour historical sites, and enjoy almost any other outdoor recreation. Freshly redesigned, this revised edition includes eight new state parks and historical sites, completely updated information for every park, and beautiful new photographs for most of the parks. The book is organized by geographical regions to help you plan your trips around the state. For every park, Laurence Parent provides all of the essential information: The natural or historical attractions of the park Types of recreation offered Camping and lodging facilities Addresses and phone numbers Magnificent color photographs So if you want to watch the sun set over Enchanted Rock, fish in the surf on the beach at Galveston, or listen for a ghostly bugle among the ruins of Fort Lancaster, let this book be your complete guide. Don’t take a trip in Texas without it.

Texas State Parks and the CCC

Author: Cynthia A. Brandimarte
Publisher: Texas A&M University Press
ISBN: 1603448195
Format: PDF, Mobi
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"Copyright 2013 by Texas Parks and Wildlife Department"--ECIP t.p. verso.

Secrets of the National Parks

Author: National Geographic Society (U. S.)
Publisher: National Geographic Books
ISBN: 1426210159
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Identifies hidden treasures and lesser-known points of interest in each of America's national parks.

A Field Guide to American Houses

Author: Virginia Savage McAlester
Publisher: Knopf
ISBN: 0375710825
Format: PDF, ePub
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Provides in-depth descriptions and illustrations of architectural styles and features of everyday domestic dwellings across the United States.

The World Factbook

Author: Central Intelligence Agency
Publisher: Masterlab
ISBN: 8379912136
Format: PDF
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The World Factbook provides information on the history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 267 world entities. The World Factbook is prepared by the Central Intelligence Agency. Comprehensive guide full of facts, maps, flags, and detailed information. A must for travellers, businessmen, politicians, and all who wants to know more about our fascinating world. -- We share these facts with the people of all nations in the belief that knowledge of the truth underpins the functioning of free societies (From official webpage). Tags: world, guide, facts, almanach

Parks for Texas

Author: James Wright Steely
Publisher: University of Texas Press
ISBN: 9780292777347
Format: PDF, Docs
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Relates the story of the development of state parks in Texas and the work of the CCC in creating these parks.

The Hour of Land

Author: Terry Tempest Williams
Publisher: Sarah Crichton Books
ISBN: 0374712263
Format: PDF
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America’s national parks are breathing spaces in a world in which such spaces are steadily disappearing, which is why more than 300 million people visit the parks each year. Now Terry Tempest Williams, the author of the environmental classic Refuge and the beloved memoir When Women Were Birds, returns with The Hour of Land, a literary celebration of our national parks, an exploration of what they mean to us and what we mean to them. From the Grand Tetons in Wyoming to Acadia in Maine to Big Bend in Texas and more, Williams creates a series of lyrical portraits that illuminate the unique grandeur of each place while delving into what it means to shape a landscape with its own evolutionary history into something of our own making. Part memoir, part natural history, and part social critique, The Hour of Land is a meditation and a manifesto on why wild lands matter to the soul of America.

Controversial Monuments and Memorials

Author: David B. Allison
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1538113740
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This book addresses tough issues that museum professionals, public historians, and community leaders face with the challenges of competing historical memory, claims of heritage desecration and the ongoing scourge of racism.

Texas Aquatic Science

Author: Rudolph A. Rosen
Publisher: Texas A&M University Press
ISBN: 1623492270
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This classroom resource provides clear, concise scientific information in an understandable and enjoyable way about water and aquatic life. Spanning the hydrologic cycle from rain to watersheds, aquifers to springs, rivers to estuaries, ample illustrations promote understanding of important concepts and clarify major ideas. Aquatic science is covered comprehensively, with relevant principles of chemistry, physics, geology, geography, ecology, and biology included throughout the text. Emphasizing water sustainability and conservation, the book tells us what we can do personally to conserve for the future and presents job and volunteer opportunities in the hope that some students will pursue careers in aquatic science. Texas Aquatic Science, originally developed as part of a multi-faceted education project for middle and high school students, can also be used at the college level for non-science majors, in the home-school environment, and by anyone who educates kids about nature and water. The project's home on the web can be found at http://texasaquaticscience.org