Rivers of Texas

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Texas' rivers are part of the state's history, charm, and lore. Battles have been fought on their banks, cities have been founded along their cool currents, and countless legends have been told of their treacherous crossings and brackish waters. Texas' rivers are showcases of nature's variety. The mossdraped streams in the Big Thicket and bayous of the southeast, the sandy banks of the high plains, and the canyons of the Rio Grande form a diverse backdrop.

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Photos & Maps College Station, TX 2004 Soft Cover 2nd Printing Very Good- in Near Fine jacket Sm4to from 9" to 11" xxv, 233 pp, green-grey-white SC wraps w/color wraparound ... pictorial w/white lettering and w/white rear panel w/text w/black letteringl. The author establishes foru categories for Texas rivers: Border Rivers, Heart-of-Texas Rivers, Regional Rivers, and Gulf Coast Rivers. He provides information on each river: its size, location, tributaries, discharge and special sites along that system. He also includes narratives about each river combining documented history with legends and storeis and with persoanl anecdotes based on his experiences. Read more Show Less

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Overview

Texas' rivers are part of the state's history, charm, and lore. Battles have been fought on their banks, cities have been founded along their cool currents, and countless legends have been told of their treacherous crossings and brackish waters. Texas' rivers are showcases of nature's variety. The mossdraped streams in the Big Thicket and bayous of the southeast, the sandy banks of the high plains, and the canyons of the Rio Grande form a diverse backdrop.

In Rivers of Texas, Verne Huser captures the mystery and beauty of the state's waterways. By presenting the landscape, historical accounts, geologic facts, economic development, and recreational opportunities along the many streams, Huser displays how everything in Texas impacts or is impacted by the rivers.

Huser establishes four categories of Texas rivers: Border Rivers, HeartofTexas Rivers, Regional Rivers, and Gulf Coast Rivers. Each specific river is then invested with information about its size, location, tributaries, discharge, and special sites along that system. Narratives about each river are also included, combining documented history with colorful legends and stories and personal anecdotes based on Huser’s own experiences. Brilliant descriptions of the wildlife and vegetation enhance the text, as do the blackandwhite photographs, which capture the distinct beauty of each watershed.

Using straightforward language and an approachable tone, Rivers of Texas is both informative and entertaining. Huser's love for his subject and his wisdom gained from traveling and studying these rivers is evident, while his fresh blend of facts and folklore makes this an excellent traveling companion, useful to anyone who wants to learn more about the waterways of Texas. It is also an excellent guidebook for adventurers and explorers who want to experience the rivers in every aspect.

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Verne Huser, a retired English teacher, now archivist at Albuquerque Academy, has been a river guide for more than forty years, a seasonal National Park Service ranger/naturalist, and an environmental mediator. He is the author of five previous books on rivers and river recreation and the editor of an anthology or river literature.

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