Rivers of TexasBook - 2000
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. In Rivers of Texas, Verne Huser captures the mystery and beauty of the state's waterways. By presenting the landscape, historical accounts, geological formations, economic development, and recreational opportunities along the many streams, Huser displays how rivers influence everything in Texas. Huser identifies four groupings of Texas rivers: border rivers, heart-of-Texas rivers, regional rivers, and Gulf Coast rivers. He gives information about the size, location, tributaries, and special sites along each river and combines documented history with colorful legends and personal anecdotes based on his own experiences. Brilliant descriptions of the wildlife and vegetation and sixty vivid photographs enhance the text. Written in 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 will fascinate anyone wanting to learn more about the waterways of Texas.
Publisher: College Station : Texas A & M University Press, c2000
Edition: 1st ed
Branch Call Number: 917.64 H956r 2000
Characteristics: xxv, 233 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm