Chasing Birds Across Texas

Author: Mark T. Adams
Publisher: Texas A&M University Press
ISBN: 1585442968
Size: 18.58 MB
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The author tells of his trek across thousands of miles of Texas territory to explore nearly five hundred different species of birds and their habitats.

Rosengren S Books

Author: Mary George
Publisher: Wings Press
ISBN: 9781609403805
Size: 13.81 MB
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Virtually every San Antonio citizen over a certain age with any interest in literature will have vivid memories of Rosengren's Books. It was the absolute center of literary culture not only in San Antonio, but in Texas, for decades. Indeed, from the 1930s to the 1980s, Rosengren's Books was considered one of the finest bookstores between New York and San Francisco. It was a mid-continent haven for writers as diverse as Frost, John Dos Pasos, J. Frank Dobie, and Larry McMurtry. Rosengren's Books: An Oasis for Mind and Spirit is the story of a great American family of independent booksellers and the important literary institution they created. Beginning as a rare book store in Chicago, Frank and Florence Rosengren brought the store to San Antonio, Texas, in 1935. Located in various downtown locations, it became most well known as the charming book shop behind the Alamo, where it was visited by hundreds of thousands of tourists from around the world. At the heart of the story is Florence Rosengren, whom former San Antonio mayor Phil Hardberger calls the "Sylvia Beach of South Texas" and Texas Observer founding editor Ronnie Dugger described as "the chief guardian of civilization from here to Mexico City."

Book Of Texas Birds

Author: Gary Clark
Publisher: Texas A&M University Press
ISBN: 9781623494322
Size: 10.85 MB
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Drawing on the knowledge and insight gained from a lifetime of watching, studying, and enjoying birds, this book is full of information about more than four hundred species of birds in Texas, most all of which author Gary Clark has seen first hand. Organized in the standard taxonomic order familiar to most birders, the book is written in a conversational tone that yields a wide-ranging discussion of each bird’s life history as well as an intimate look at some of its special characteristics and habits. Information regarding each species’ diet, voice, and nest is included as well as when and where it can be found in Texas. Magnificent photographs by Kathy Adams Clark accompany each bird’s entry. For those just beginning to watch birds to those who can fully relate to the experiences and sentiments communicated here by a veteran birder, this book reveals the kind of personal connection to nature that careful attention to the birds around us can inspire.

Chasing Warblers

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Publisher: University of Texas Press
ISBN: 9780292785687
Size: 18.28 MB
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Known to many as "the butterflies of the bird world," wood warblers allure even the most experienced and discriminating birders. Their annual migrations to and from nesting areas in the United States and Canada draw thousands of birders to places such as High Island, Texas; Crane Creek, Ohio; and Point Pelee, Ontario, where warblers stop to rest and feed during the long journey. There birders have a chance to see and photograph these colorful, elusive songbirds whose quick, darting flight among high branches and thick cover makes them some of the most challenging birds to observe and identify. In this entertaining, beautifully illustrated book, Bob Thornton recounts his and Vera Thornton's cross-continent adventures in finding and photographing all 52 species of wood warblers that nest in the United States. In addition to describing where and how they photographed each species, Thornton tells marvelous stories of the colorful characters they encountered along the way. He also touches on the current human threats to wood warblers that come from loss of habitat.

Chasing Neotropical Birds

Author: Bob Thornton
Publisher: University of Texas Press
ISBN: 9780292786905
Size: 11.28 MB
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From Belize to Brazil, the forests of the American neotropics are home to an astonishing array of birds—over 3,700 different species, or nearly 40 percent of all the birds on earth. Because of this overwhelming abundance, birders come from all over the world to try to catch glimpses of species that can be found nowhere else, such as toucans and antbirds, motmots and manakins, bellbirds and cocks-of-the-rock, and practically all of the planet's hummingbirds. Two such birding enthusiasts are Vera and Bob Thornton, who have spent fifteen years photographing these special and exotic birds in the rainforests of eleven different countries of Central and South America. In this book, you'll find more than a hundred spectacular color photographs they took during their travels, along with a highly entertaining account of their adventures—and misadventures—in chasing these exotic neotropicals. The birds pictured here are among the Thorntons' personal favorites—birds that, in their words, "either dazzled us with their beauty, or charmed us by their behavior, or, in a few cases, simply challenged us by the mystique of their rarity." This latter category includes such elusive and sought-after birds as the Black-crowned Antpitta, the Zigzag Heron, the Rufous-vented Ground-Cuckoo, the Bare-necked Umbrellabird, and the monkey-eating Harpy Eagle. In the accompanying text, Bob Thornton engagingly describes the challenges as well as the magic of negotiating the neotropical rainforests in search of colorful birds to photograph. For those who would like to follow in the Thorntons' footsteps, there are also helpful tips about photographic gear and techniques, preferred places to see the birds, lodging, and guides. For everyone who enjoys excellent nature photography, Chasing Neotropical Birds is a must-have volume on the coffee table or in the library.

Chico George The Birds And Me

Author: Dorothy Chapman Saunders
Publisher: Texas A&M University Press
ISBN: 9781603440615
Size: 14.22 MB
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"Saunders adeptly describes the birds they saw and the survey work they did. She also charts the other details of their journey as they traveled south from Reynosa to Mexico City, then to Acapulco and Oaxaca, east to Veracruz, north to Tamaulipas and, finally, back to McAllen, Texas, Slowly chugging along in the under-powered jeep they affectionately dubbed "Chico," they explored lakes, lagoons, and volcanoes, Aztec ruins, markets, churches, and even old burro trails."--BOOK JACKET.

Slow Waltz Across Texas

Author: Peggy Moreland
Publisher: Silhouette
ISBN: 1459210689
Size: 20.88 MB
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World rodeo champ Clayton Rankin had honorably married Rena when she'd gotten pregnant...hell, he'd given the twins his name! What more could a wife want? Cuddles? Well, cowboys don't take too easily to cuddles. But Rena needed tenderness-and Clayton would do anything to keep his woman. So he'd darn well convince his beautiful Texas bride that he was 100% husband material. Even if it meant a lifetime of tenderness...