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Big Bend Books

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Offline RichardM

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Re: Big Bend Books
« Reply #60 on: November 05, 2013, 08:37:38 AM »

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Re: Big Bend Books
« Reply #61 on: November 05, 2013, 09:14:55 AM »
Richard beat me to my suggestion.   :icon_smile:

And Mom, you would enjoy "Beneath the Window" and "A Homesteader's Story"

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« Reply #62 on: November 05, 2013, 12:24:46 PM »
It is set a little further north and west but Hondo is a great read.  I always assumed it was hokey due to the 3-D John Wayne movie, but this spring we listened to the audio book while driving some of the flats and canyons of New Mexico.  I half expected to spot Apaches along some of the bluffs.  And, it was very well written.
-- Kevin (W5KLT)

"It's not an adventure until something goes wrong."  --Yvon Chouinard

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Re: Big Bend Books
« Reply #63 on: November 06, 2013, 10:36:38 AM »
I just ordered a WIDE variety of books.  Given all the ages/interests in my house, I'm sure this will read as rather odd.  But one good thing about a Spring Break trip is that the Christmas Gift possibilities are endless!

The Story of Big Bend National Park, Jameson
Who Pooped in the Park - Big Bend edition (Almost got Yellowstone by ignorance!) 
Tales of Big Bend, Miles 
101 Questions About Desert Life, Jablonsky 
The Big Bend Guide, Kimball
Hiking Big Bend 2nd edition, Parent
Don't Call Me a Pig, Storad
I'll Gather My Geese, Stillwell 
Big Bend National Park (Wright Photography Series) 


When it gets closer, I'm going to buy Beneath the Window and A Homesteader's Story.  If I buy them now, I'll read them now.  And I think I'd rather read them while I'm there or right before we go.


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« Reply #64 on: November 17, 2013, 08:12:05 PM »
Two days ago I received my copy of "Texas Bird Adventures in the Chisos Mountains and on the Northern Plains" by Herbert Brandt. [1940. ] Thank you for the excellent recommendation. As someone who has hiked to Boot Spring since 1985 in search of Colima Warbler (among other species) to me this is a fascinating account of another era  - in the 1930's, documentation of bird species was still by "collecting" i.e., along the barrel of a shotgun!
For every complex problem there is a solution that is simple, obvious, and wrong.
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