Backroads of Texas

Author: Gary Clark
Publisher: Voyageur Press
ISBN: 9780760351321
Release Date: 2016-09-01
Genre: Travel

Veer off the interstate and explore strange, sublime, and breathtaking sights. It's all available on the backroads of Texas. Texas is the second largest state in the United States, and you can be sure it's home to plenty of incredible sights waiting just off the beaten path. Backroads of Texas guides readers off the main drag where they can find intriguing sites, offbeat characters, and glorious landscapes. These are the sights normally missed by interstate-centric travelers. The book includes thirty backroad drives and excursions that take travelers into the boondocks where all the craziest natural sights occur. Watch frenzied bats as they fly by the thousands from San Angelo's Foster Road Bridge. Catch your breath as you drink in the majestic Guadalupe Mountains. Get ready for goosebumps when you spelunk into the shadowy depths of Inner Space Cavern, and try not to get spooked when you see the paranormal "ghost lights" near the eclectic town of Marfa. These off-road sights are what truly set the Lone Star State apart from its neighbors. Completely reimagined for a new generation of road-trip takers and explorers, Backroads of Texas is lavishly illustrated with photographs, maps, and vintage advertising of Texas's many scenic, historic, and cultural attractions. You think you know what Texas looks like? Think again. Backroads of Texas has something to surprise and excite everyone.

Backroads of Texas

Author: Larry Hodge
Publisher: Taylor Trade Publishing
ISBN: 9781461661696
Release Date: 2000-04-01
Genre: Travel

This new edition takes you off the major highways to discover the sights, scenes, history, and places that make the Lone Star State unique.

Book of Texas Birds

Author: Gary Clark
Publisher: Texas A&M University Press
ISBN: 9781623494322
Release Date: 2016-11-07
Genre: Nature

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.

Scenic Driving Texas

Author: Laurence Parent
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780762769483
Release Date: 2011-06-14
Genre: Travel

Discover the Lone Star State with over 30 recommended drives. Scenic Driving Texas provides indispensable information, including directions and a map for each itinerary, in-depth descriptions of attractions and points of interest, travel tips, and more. In addition to the text being fully revised and updated, the 3rd edition features a new cover treatment.

The Roads of Texas

Author: Mapsco, Inc
Publisher: Shearer Pub
ISBN: 156966305X
Release Date: 2005-08-01
Genre: Travel

Identifies over 25,000 state and county roads.

On Texas Backroads

Author: Carlton Stowers
Publisher: Texasstartrading.com
ISBN: 0997370629
Release Date: 2016-09-15
Genre:

Collection of Texas stories by veteran Texas author and journalist Carlton Stowers.

Weird Texas

Author: Wesley Treat
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
ISBN: 1402766874
Release Date: 2009-05-01
Genre: Travel

Praise for Weird Texas: "If your taste extends to the odd side of traveling, [this is your ticket].” --Booklist "...lives up to its promise of providing an overview of weird things found in Texas.” --Austin American Statesman

Explore Texas

Author: Mary O. Parker
Publisher: Texas A&M University Press
ISBN: 9781623494049
Release Date: 2016-06-14
Genre: Travel

If you are interested in birdwatching, wildlife viewing, or stargazing; flowers, geology, or water; nature centers, festivals, or photography, a destination in Texas awaits you. From the desert gardens of Big Bend to hawk watching on the Gulf Coast to caving and bat watching in the Hill Country, nature-oriented travel in Texas also includes lesser known getaways. Organized by the seven official state travel regions, Explore Texas features descriptions of almost one hundred nature-oriented sites, including information about the best time to visit and why it’s worth going; location, and other logistics; and a “learn” section on the observations and natural phenomena a visitor might expect to experience. Photographs by professional photographer Jeff Parker accompany the accounts, and handy color-coded icons help guide readers to the activities of their choice. Perfect for planning the family’s next outing or vacation, this book also contains a message of how nature tourism helps to protect biodiversity, promote conservation, and sustain the state’s tourism economy.

The Swimming Holes of Texas

Author: Julie Wernersbach
Publisher: University of Texas Press
ISBN: 9781477312377
Release Date: 2017-05-16
Genre: Nature

Nothing beats a natural swimming hole for cooling off on a scorching summer day in Texas. Cold, clear spring water, big old shade trees, and a quiet stretch of beach or lawn offer the perfect excuse to pack a cooler and head out with family and friends to the nearest natural oasis. Whether you're looking for a quick getaway or an unforgettable summer vacation, let The Swimming Holes of Texas be your guide. Julie Wernersbach and Carolyn Tracy highlight one hundred natural swimming spots across the entire state. The book is organized by geographic regions, so you can quickly find local places to swim—or plan a trip to a more distant spot you'd like to explore. Each swimming hole is illustrated with an inviting color photo and a description of what it's like to swim there, as well as the site's history, ecology, and conservation. The authors include all the pertinent info about admission fees and hours, parking, and on-site amenities such as showers and restrooms. They also offer tips for planning your trips and lists of the swimming holes that are most welcoming to families and pets. So when the temperature tops 100 and there's nothing but traffic in sight, take a detour down the backroads and swim, sunbathe, revel, and relax in the swimming holes of Texas.

The Texas Landscape Project

Author: David A. Todd
Publisher: Texas A&M University Press
ISBN: 9781623493738
Release Date: 2016-06-05
Genre: Nature

The Texas Landscape Project explores conservation and ecology in Texas by presenting a highly visual and deeply researched view of the widespread changes that have affected the state as its population and economy have boomed and as Texans have worked ever harder to safeguard its bountiful but limited natural resources. Covering the entire state, from Pineywoods bottomlands and Panhandle playas to Hill Country springs and Big Bend canyons, the project examines a host of familiar and not so familiar environmental issues. A companion volume to The Texas Legacy Project, this book tracks specific environmental changes that have occurred in Texas using more than 300 color maps, expertly crafted by cartographer Jonathan Ogren, and over 100 photographs that coalesce to fashion a broad portrait of the modern Texas landscape. The rich data, compiled by author David Todd, are presented in clearly written yet marvelously detailed text that gives historical context and contemporary statistics for environmental trends connected to the land, water, air, energy, and built world of the second-largest and second-most populated state in the nation. An engaging read for any environmentalist or conscientious citizen, The Texas Landscape Project provides a true sense of the grand scope of the Lone Star State and the high stakes of protecting it. To learn more about The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment, sponsors of this book's series, please click here.

Backroads of Arizona

Author: Hinckley Jim Jim Hinckley James Hinckley Kerrick James
Publisher:
ISBN: 1616739487
Release Date:
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Buffalo Everything A Guide to Eating in The Nickel City

Author: Arthur Bovino
Publisher: The Countryman Press
ISBN: 9781682681237
Release Date: 2018-08-14
Genre: Travel

Explore the classic and modern food traditions of Buffalo Buffalo isn’t just a city full of great wings. There is a great hot dog tradition, from Greek- originated “Texas red hots” to year-round charcoal-grilling at Ted’s that puts Manhattan’s dirty water dogs to shame. This is also a city of great sandwiches. It’s a place where capicola gets layered on grilled sausage, where sautéed dandelions traditionally make up the greens in a comestible called steak- in-the-grass, and chicken fingers pack into soft Costanzo’s sub rolls with Provolone, tomato, lettuce, blue cheese dressing, and Frank’s RedHot Sauce to become something truly naughty. Food and travel writer Arthur Bovino ate his research, taking the reader to the bars, the old-school Polish and Italian-American eateries, the Burmese restaurants, and the new-school restaurants tapping into the region’s rich agricultural bounty. With all this experience under his belt (and stretching it), Bovino has created the essential guide to food in Buffalo.

Backroads of Arizona Second Edition

Author: Jim Hinckley
Publisher: Voyageur Press (MN)
ISBN: 9780760350355
Release Date: 2016-11-01
Genre: Travel

"Backroads of Arizona is a guide to scenic drives all over this diverse state, updated with new routes and photography."--Provided by publisher.