Venomous Snakes of Texas: A Field Guide (Texas Natural History Guides(TM))

Texas has about one hundred twenty native species and subspecies of snakes, fifteen of which are venomous. Since 1950, Texans have turned to the Poisonous Snakes of Texas pamphlet series published by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department for help in identifying these snakes and for expert advice on preventing and treating snakebite. Venomous Snakes …

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Wildflowers and Other Plants of Texas Beaches and Islands (Treasures of Nature Series)

Winner, Carroll Abbott Memorial Award, Native Plant Society of Texas, 2002Many visitors to Texas beaches see only the sands between the surf and the first low dunes. Because few plants grow there, it’s easy to get the impression that Texas beaches consist mostly of barren sand—while just the opposite is true. Beyond the dunes grow …

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Between Heaven and Texas

Between heaven and Texas, there’s a sky that goes on forever. On cloudless mornings after a norther has blown through, the sky is such a perfect cobalt blue that you forget the “between” and know that heaven is Texas, or Texas is heaven—it doesn’t really matter which. But most days there are clouds between Texas …

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L Is for Lone Star: A Texas Alphabet (Alphabet Series)

There are enough special people, wildlife, and natural wonders in the Lone Star State to fill several alphabet books, and Sleeping Bear Press has picked out the finest to represent Texas in L is for Lone Star: A Texas Alphabet. Author Carol Crane has worked for twenty-five years reviewing, lecturing and enjoying children’s literature. She …

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Guide to Texas Grasses (Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Service Series)

In this new, complete Guide to Texas Grasses, Robert B. Shaw and the team at the Texas A&M University Institute of Renewable Natural Resources provide an indispensable reference to the world’s most economically important plant family. After discussing the impact of grass on our everyday lives as food, biofuels, land restoration, erosion control, and water …

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Texas Amphibians: A Field Guide (Texas Natural History Guides(TM))

With a wide variety of habitats ranging from southeastern swamps to western deserts, Texas is home to numerous species of frogs, toads, and salamanders. Each area of Texas has a particular set of species that has evolved there over thousands of years. Indeed, most amphibians are not very mobile, and many live their entire lives …

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Texas Wildlife: Photographs from Texas Parks & Wildlife Magazine

From the pages of Texas Parks & Wildlife magazine, thousands of nature lovers have met the gaze of a confrontational roadrunner, seen the endangered red wolf and whooping crane, and gotten a nose-to-snout view of the javelina and razorback. Once again, this full-color volume of photographs by top nature photographers for Texas Parks & Wildlife …

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Texas Bug Book: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Texas Bug Book is your complete guide for identifying and organically controlling all of the most common Texas insects. Drawing on years of practical experience and research, organic gardening experts Howard Garrett and Malcolm Beck give detailed instructions on how to identify, understand the life cycle of, and control or protect Texas insects, mites, snails, …

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Well, I guess I should finally get around to this … yet another scathing review of Rocky, as seen from the eyes of this one fan. After visiting T.H.E.M. at River Oaks last week, I was really anxious to see an awesome show back at the more familiar haunts of Southpoint’s Sadistic Pleasures. Big mistake. …

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Texas Snakes: A Field Guide (Texas Natural History Guides(TM))

From the legendary, fear-inspiring western diamond-backed rattlesnake to the tiny, harmless plains blind snake, Texas has a greater diversity of snake species than any other state in the country. This fully illustrated field guide to Texas snakes, written by two of the state’s most respected herpetologists, gives you the most current and complete information to …

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