Lone Star Menagerie

Adventures with Texas Wildlife

Author: Jim Harris

Publisher: Taylor Trade Publishing


Category: Nature

Page: 239

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There's more than one kind of Texas native-we share our magnificent state with numerous other species some with four legs or more and some with no legs at all. Naturalist Jim Harris has studied most of them, and in Lone Star Menagerie he shares some little-known facts, fascinating tales, and amusing personal experiences with these creatures that we live alongside.

At Home On The Range with a Texas Hunter

Author: Henry Chappell

Publisher: Taylor Trade Publishing


Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 300

View: 145

Bobwhites in the Texas panhandle, prairie grouse in the Flint Hills of Kansas, Gambel's quail in New Mexico's arroyos, blue quail on the staked plains, and doves and Mearn's quail in Arizona. In these lyrical essays, Henry Chappell examines the bonds that exist between hunter, hunting dog, land, and prey. At Home on the Range with a Texas Hunter evokes a powerful sense of history and place and never shies from the responsibilities and ethical struggles every hunter faces.

Lawmen of the Old West

The Bad Guys

Author: Del Cain

Publisher: Taylor Trade Publishing


Category: History

Page: 275

View: 381

Some of the law officers who served the West during the last half of the nineteenth century drifted from one side of the law to the other and sold their talents to whichever side offered the most advantage. Others used their positions as cover for their criminal activities. The lawmen in this book were serious offenders against the laws they had at one time sworn to uphold. Their skills were honed in range wars and family feuds and polished along the cattle trails, in the saloons and banks, and on the trains of the West. Some of them did good work enforcing the law when that was their job. Others had equally successful careers on the other side of the law. More than one kicked out their lives at the end of ropes strung up by citizens who were outraged by their abuse of the trust that went along with the badge they wore. These are their stories.

Singin' a Lonesome Song

Texas Prison Tales

Author: Gary Brown

Publisher: Taylor Trade Publishing


Category: History

Page: 275

View: 633

Texas convicts and inmates have made the Texas prison system the most colorful in the world over the past 150 years. T

Texas Boys in Gray

Author: Mamie Yeary

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield


Category: History

Page: 226

View: 364

Presents a collection of fascinating remembrances of those who were there. Sometimes humorous and sometimes heart breaking, the experiences of the Texas War Veterans.

Tennessee Williams, a Bibliography

Author: Drewey Wayne Gunn

Publisher: Scarecrow Author Bibliographies Series


Category: Drama

Page: 434

View: 603

More than an updating and expansion of materials, this new edition is so different from the first as to constitute virtually a new book, completely recast so as to bring all information about a particular work by Williams: its often complicated publication history, productions with reviews, and criticism, including dissertations. Separate sections list recordings, paintings, biographies and interviews, manuscripts available at 19 institutions, and translations into 36 languages. Arranged alphabetically throughout, with cross references and three indexes, the bibliography is much easier for both the novice and the experienced scholar to use. The data in the 1980 edition have been retained, but more than a third of the information is new, including primary and secondary publications appearing through early 1991. Over 40 new works by Williams and as many new productions appear, including two foreign films largely unknown to scholars, an opera, and a ballet. Also new are some 24 early works published under the name Thomas Lanier Williams; a number of publications, productions, and ballets from the 1950s; and many more reviews of early plays and films. Premieres of all his full-length plays as well as his first production at college are now accounted for.

Darwin in der Stadt Die rasante Evolution der Tiere im Großstadtdschungel

Author: Menno Schilthuizen

Publisher: Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag


Category: Science

Page: 224

View: 567

Echtzeitevolution: ein neuer Blick auf das geheime Leben der Städte Amseln sind größer, dicker und lauter als ihre Artgenossen draußen im Wald und haben jede Scheu vor Menschen, Hunden und Katzen verloren. Regenwürmer kommen bestens zurecht in verdreckter Innenstadterde. Motten fliegen nicht mehr ins Licht. Gras gedeiht prächtig auf zinkdurchsetztem Boden. Und Kojoten warten an Ampeln. Tiere legen ererbte Verhaltensweisen ab. Man kann Evolution in Echtzeit beobachten, und das mitten in der Stadt. Das ist das große Wunder, das in diesem Buch gewürdigt wird.