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Shattered Spring 1927: The People's Story of the F5 Tornado at Rocksprings, Texas

Barbara Perkins · CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Pages: 166
Format: Paperback

April 12, 1927, a low-pressure system was moving across the Edwards Plateau of Texas. A blustery, gritty wind had been blowing all day and the townspeople were expecting rain. Three miles northwest of town, a monster tornado descended from the clouds. It took direct aim at Rocksprings,...
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The Stokes Purple Martin Book: The Complete Guide to Attracting and Housing Purple Martins

Donald Stokes · Little, Brown and Company; 1st edition
Format: Book

Copiously illustrated with maps, line drawings, and full-color photographs, this large paperback books contains the essential information that backyard nature enthusiasts want and need -- to attract, identify, and understand purple martins to their backyard.,
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Atlas of a Lost World: Travels in Ice Age America

Craig Childs · Pantheon
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

From the author of Apocalyptic Planet comes a vivid travelogue through prehistory, tracing the arrival of the First People in North America at least twenty thousand years ago and the artifacts that tell of their lives and fates.

This book upends our notions of where these...
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A Rock between Two Rivers: The Fracturing of a Texas Family Ranch

Hugh Fitzsimons III · Trinity University Press
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

A Rock between Two Rivers is the story of a man coming to terms with the environmental legacy of his family's ranch in Dimmitt County, Texas, and reckoning with the birthright he'll leave for the generations who follow. What began for Hugh Fitzsimons as a mission to expose local...
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The Border Collie: An Owner's Guide to a Happy Healthy Pet

Mary R Burch · Howell Book House
Pages: 158
Format: Hardcover

Books for novice pet owners that combine the most breed-specific information with loads of helpful tips and superb color photos. These are the books pet owners can turn to for the essential information they need to raise a four-footed family member. There are chapters on-- feeding-- grooming--...
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The Inner Life of Animals: Love, Grief, and Compassion?Surprising Observations of a Hidden World

PETER WOHLLEBEN · Greystone Books
Pages: 277
Format: Hardcover

"Like The Hidden Life of Trees, Peter Wohlleben's The Inner Life of Animals will rock your world. Surprising, humbling, and filled with delight, this book shows us that animals think, feel and know in much the same way as we do--and that their lives are, to them, as precious as ours...

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Beautiful Chickens

Christie Aschwanden · Thomas Dunne Books
Format: Print book

An awe-inspiring collection featuring commissioned photographic portraits of the best in feathered beautiesBeautiful Chickens takes the humble farmyard fowl and places it in the frame of a top portrait photographer. Stylishly lit and shot against a studio background, the portraits showcase...
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The Sugar Season: A Year in the Life of Maple Syrup, and One Family's Quest for the Sweetest Harvest

Douglas Whynott · Da Capo Press,
Pages: 279
Format: Hardcover

A year in the life of one New England family as they work to preserve an ancient, lucrative, and threatened agricultural art--the sweetest harvest, maple syrup...How has one of America's oldest agricultural crafts evolved from a quaint enterprise with "sugar parties" and the delicacy...
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Restoring Texas: Raiford Stripling's Life and Architecture

Michael McCullar · Texas A&M University Press
Pages: 161
Format: Hardcover

Restoration architect Raiford Stripling rescued some of Texas' most historic sites from oblivion, including Ashton Villa in Galveston, the French Legation in Austin, Independence Hall at Washington-on-the-Brazos, and Presidion La Bahía in Goliad. This handsome volume, inspired by the 1983...
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The Complete Cat Breed Book

DK Publishing · DK
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

Combining cat breeds, behavior, and training tips in one easy volume, The Complete Cat Breed Book is an essential reference to the basics of choosing and looking after a cat.

Packed with practical advice on cat maintenance, from handling and grooming to nutrition, exercise, and health,...

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Food Matters: A Guide to Conscious Eating with More Than 75 Recipes

Mark Bittman · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 326
Format: Hardcover

From the award-winning champion of culinary simplicity who gave us the bestselling How to Cook Everything and How to Cook Everything Vegetarian comes Food Matters, a plan for responsible eating that's as good for the planet as it is for your weight and your health.We are finally starting...
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The Vanishing Cowboy

Jim Bertoglio · Tate Publishing
Pages: 115
Format: Hardcover

Have you ever dreamed of being a cowboy? Who of us hasn't? The mere mention of it brings to mind images of boots and saddles, horses and cattle, and being in the great outdoors. This much is true, cowboy stories never cease to hold our attention, and The Vanishing Cowboy is an especially...
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A Pocket Guide to Cats

Emily Williams · Parragon Publishing
Pages: 255
Format: Paperback

Rare book
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Reader's Digest North American Wildlife: Birds

Reader's Digest Association. · Readers Digest
Pages: 216
Format: Paperback

Focusing on abundant, wide-ranging, or conspicuous birds in particular, a profusely illustrated handbook of bird species lists their distinguishing traits and behavior patterns and sorts swimming and wading birds from land birds. Original.
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Texas Quails: Ecology and Management

Leonard A Brennan · Texas A&M University Press
Pages: 491
Format: Hardcover

Nothing is more evocative of the Texas outdoors than the whistled call of the bobwhite. While the familiar two-note greeting is now just a memory for most of us who live in the state's growing urban sprawl, this bird is an economic commodity on par with crops and livestock in some regions...
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