Springs of Texas

Springs of Texas


  • Author : Gunnar M. Brune
  • Publisher : Texas A&M University Press
  • Release Date : 2002
  • Genre: Nature
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  • ISBN 10 : 1585441961


Springs of Texas Book Description :

This text explores the natural history of Texas and more than 2900 springs in 183 Texas counties. It also includes an in-depth discussion of the general characteristics of springs - their physical and prehistoric settings, their historical significance, and their associated flora and fauna....

Saving the Best of Texas

Saving the Best of Texas


  • Author : Richard C. Bartlett
  • Publisher : University of Texas Press
  • Release Date : 2010-06-28
  • Genre: Nature
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  • ISBN 10 : 0292792077


Saving the Best of Texas Book Description :

With a deep belief in partnerships for conservation, Richard C. Bartlett, Chairman of The Nature Conservancy of Texas, explores the past and ongoing efforts of individuals and groups—private, public, federal, and state—to save the best of Texas' natural landscapes and the myriad species of plants and animals they support. Drawing on some 100,000 miles of backroads travel, Bartlett vividly describes many of the areas that, through a commitment to partnerships, have already been preserved in their natural state. Fine color photographs by Leroy Williamson provide a striking visual counterpoint to the text. These words and images give well-deserved credit to the people responsible for saving some of the best of Texas. They also highlight the need to ...

Taking the Waters in Texas

Taking the Waters in Texas


  • Author : Janet Mace Valenza
  • Publisher : University of Texas Press
  • Release Date : 2010-07-05
  • Genre: History
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  • ISBN 10 : 9780292786813


Taking the Waters in Texas Book Description :

"It is well known that Southern Texas possesses a greater variety of Mineral Waters than any other country on the globe" enthused a promotion for one of Texas' many watering spas of the nineteenth century. Though most are closed and nearly forgotten today, Texas spas and resorts once drew thousands of visitors from across the country, seeking healing of body and spirit in the rejuvenating mineral waters. This book offers the first comprehensive history of Texas' healing springs. Janet Valenza tracks the rise, popularity, and decline of the "water cure" from the 1830s to the present day. She follows the development of major spas and resorts, such as Mineral Wells and Indian Hot Springs near El Paso, as well as of smaller, family-run springs. She also ...

More Ghost Towns of Texas
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More Ghost Towns of Texas


  • Author : T. Lindsay Baker
  • Publisher : University of Oklahoma Press
  • Release Date : 2005-08-01
  • Genre: History
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  • ISBN 10 : 080613724X


More Ghost Towns of Texas Book Description :

A companion volume to Ghost Towns of Texas provides readers with histories, maps, and detailed directions to the most interesting ghost towns in Texas not already covered in the first volume. Reprint....

Groundwater Hydrology of Springs

Groundwater Hydrology of Springs


  • Author : Neven Kresic
  • Publisher : Butterworth-Heinemann
  • Release Date : 2009-08-29
  • Genre: Science
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  • ISBN 10 : 0080949452


Groundwater Hydrology of Springs Book Description :

Groundwater Hydrology of Water Resource Series - Water is an essential environmental resource and one that needs to be properly managed. As the world places more emphasis on sustainable water supplies, the demand for expertise in hydrology and water resources continues to increase. This series is intended for professional engineers, who seek a firm foundation in hydrology and an ability to apply this knowledge to solve problems in water resource management. Future books in the series are: Groudwater Hydrology of Springs (2009), Groudwater Hydrology of River Basins (2009), Groudwater Hydrology of Aquifers (2010), and Groudwater Hydrology of Wetlands (2010). First utilized as a primary source of drinking water in the ancient world, springs continue to ...

The Coronado Expedition

The Coronado Expedition


  • Author : Richard Flint
  • Publisher : UNM Press
  • Release Date : 2003-03-18
  • Genre: History
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  • ISBN 10 : 9780826329776


The Coronado Expedition Book Description :

In 1540 Francisco Vázquez de Coronado, the governor of Nueva Galicia in western Mexico, led an expedition of reconnaissance and expansion to a place called Cíbola, far to the north in what is now New Mexico. The essays collected in this book bring multidisciplinary expertise to the study of that expedition. Although scholars have been examining the Coronado expedition for over 460 years, it left a rich documentary record that still offers myriad research opportunities from a variety of approaches. Volume contributors are from a range of disciplines including history, archaeology, Latin American studies, anthropology, astronomy, and geology. Each addresses as aspect of the Coronado Expedition from the perspectives of his/her field, examining topics ...

The XIT Ranch of Texas and the Early Days of the Llano Estacado

The XIT Ranch of Texas and the Early Days of the Llano Estacado


  • Author : J. Evetts Haley
  • Publisher : University of Oklahoma Press
  • Release Date : 2013-06-14
  • Genre: History
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  • ISBN 10 : 9780806150055


The XIT Ranch of Texas and the Early Days of the Llano Estacado Book Description :

Among the famous ranch brands of Texas are the T Anchor, JA, Diamond Tail, 777, Bar C, and XIT. And the greatest of these was XIT—The XIT Ranch of Texas. It was not the first ranch in West Texas, but after its formation in the eighteen-eighties it became the largest single operation in the cow country of the Old West and covered more than three million acres, all fenced. The state of Texas patented this huge rectangle of land, at the time considered by many to be part of "the great American desert," to the Capitol Freehold Land and Investment Company of Chicago, in exchange for funds to erect the state capitol building in Austin. This "desert" became a legend in the cattle business, and it remains today a memory to thousands who recall the era when...

The Living Waters of Texas

The Living Waters of Texas


  • Author : Ken W. Kramer
  • Publisher : Texas A&M University Press
  • Release Date : 2010-10-01
  • Genre: Nature
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  • ISBN 10 : 1603443126


The Living Waters of Texas Book Description :

In ten impassioned essays, veteran Texas environmental advocates and conservation professionals step outside their roles as lawyers, lobbyists, administrators, consultants, and researchers to write about water. Their personal stories of what the springs, rivers, bottomlands, bayous, marshes, estuaries, bays, lakes, and reservoirs mean to them and to our state come alive in the landscape photography of Charles Kruvand. Allied with the Texas Living Waters Project (a joint education and policy initiative of the Lone Star Chapter of the Sierra Club, the National Wildlife Federation, and the Environmental Defense Fund, among others), editor Ken Kramer joins his fellow activists in a call to keep rivers flowing, to protect wildlife habitat, and to save tax...