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Peregrine Falcon: Stories of the Blue Meanie

by James H. Enderson & Robert Katona

A superb success as a bird, combining great speed, aeronautical grace, and fearlessness...inhabitant of wild places, inaccessible cliffs, and skyscrapers...worldwide dweller, trans-equatorial migrant, and docile...


The Pecan: A History of America's Native Nut

by James McWilliams

What would Thanksgiving be without pecan pie? New Orleans without pecan pralines? Southern cooks would have to hang up their aprons without America's native nut, whose popularity has spread far beyond the tree's...


Roger Tory Peterson: A Biography

by Douglas Carlson

Beginning with his 1934 Field Guide to the Birds, Roger Tory Peterson introduced literally millions of people to the pleasures of observing birds in the wild. His field guide, which has gone through five editions...


Water in Texas: An Introduction

by Andrew Sansom

No natural resource issue has greater significance for the future of Texas than water. The state's demand for water for municipal, industrial, agricultural, and recreational uses continues to grow exponentially,...


Saving Migrant Birds: Developing Strategies for the Future

by John Faaborg

In the 1980s, numerous scientific surveys documented both declining bird populations, especially among Neotropical songbirds that winter in the tropics, and the loss of tropical rain forest habitat. Drawing...


The Amazing Armadillo: Geography of a Folk Critter

by Larry L. Smith & Robin W. Doughty

Perhaps no creature has so fired the imagination of a populace as the armadillo-that most ungainly, awkward, and timid little animal. Its detractors call it a varmint and wish it good speed from the Lone Star...


The Mammals of Texas: Revised Edition

by David J. Schmidly

The Mammals of Texas has been the standard reference since the first edition was authored by William B. Davis in 1947. Revised several times over the succeeding decades, it remains the most authoritative source...


Private Property and the Endangered Species Act: Saving Habitats, Protecting Homes

by Jason F. Shogren & William D. Ruckelshaus

Our whole nation benefits from the preservation of natural habitats and their diversity of animal and plant species-yet small groups of private landowners often bear most of the costs of setting land aside for...


Living with Oil: Promises, Peaks, and Declines on Mexico's Gulf Coast

by Lisa Breglia

For decades, Mexico has been one of the world's top non-OPEC oil exporters, but since the 2004 peak and subsequent decline of the massive offshore oilfield-Cantarell-the prospects for the country have worsened....


The Ecology of the Barí: Rainforest Horticulturalists of Latin America

by Stephen Beckerman & Roberto Lizarralde

Inhabiting the rainforest of the southwest Maracaibo Basin, split by the border between Colombia and Venezuela, the Barí have survived centuries of incursions. Anthropologist Roberto Lizarralde began studying...


Tricholomas of North America: A Mushroom Field Guide

by Alan E. Bessette, Arleen R. Bessette & William C. Roody

More than 100 mushrooms in the genus Tricholoma have been reported in North America. Most are relatively large, showy mushrooms that grow on the ground near many species of temperate forest trees, both hardwoods...


Playas of the Great Plains

by Loren M. Smith

Shallow wetlands that occur primarily in semi-arid to arid environments, playas are keystone ecosystems in the western Great Plains of North America. Providing irreplaceable habitat for native plants and animals,...


Texas Amphibians: A Field Guide

by Bob L. Tipton, Terry L. Hibbitts & Troy D. Hibbitts

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...


Enforcement at the EPA: High Stakes and Hard Choices, Revised Edition

by Joel A. Mintz

The only published work that treats the historical evolution of EPA enforcement, this book provides a candid inside glimpse of a crucial aspect of the work of an important federal agency. Based on 190 personal...


Red Desert: History of a Place

by Annie Proulx & Martin Stupich

A vast expanse of rock formations, sand dunes, and sagebrush in central and southwest Wyoming, the little-known Red Desert is one of the last undeveloped landscapes in the United States, as well as one of the...


The Albatross and the Fish: Linked Lives in the Open Seas

by Robin W. Doughty & Virginia Carmichael

Breeding on remote ocean islands and spending much of its life foraging for food across vast stretches of seemingly empty seas, the albatross remains a legend for most people. And yet, humans are threatening...


A Natural History of Belize: Inside the Maya Forest

by Samuel Bridgewater

Belize's Chiquibul Forest is one of the largest remaining expanses of tropical moist forest in Central America. It forms part of what is popularly known as the Maya Forest. Battered by hurricanes over millions...


Trees of Central Texas

by Robert A. Vines

A comprehensive and compact field guide, Trees of Central Texas introduces 186 species of tree life in Central Texas, an area roughly the region of the Edwards Plateau and bordered by the Balcones Escarpment...


Texas Wildflowers: A Field Guide

by Campbell Loughmiller, Lynn Loughmiller & Damon Waitt

For two decades and counting, Texans have relied on Texas Wildflowers to identify the common and rare flowers we see along the roadsides and in the pastures, fields, and forests of our state. Compiled by naturalists...


America's Neighborhood Bats: Understanding and Learning to Live in Harmony with Them

by Merlin D. Tuttle

Since its first publication in 1988, America's Neighborhood Bats has changed the way we look at bats by underscoring their harmless and beneficial nature. In this second revised edition, Merlin Tuttle offers...