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Hi All!I am currently reading The Big Bend: A History of the Last Texas Frontier, by Ron C. Tyler. Its published by Texas A&M University. Im about a third of the way through the book and so far its a great read! I would Highly recommend it to anyone who isnt from the Big Bend area and would like to learn about the areas interesting history. I wont give to much away about the book, but there are many great black and white pictures and maps. I especially liked the details about early american and Spanish expeditions. I haven't gotten to these parts yet, but It also covers surveying efforts, settlers in the area, and the steps to becoming a national park! I got the book on eBay for about $10, so its a pretty good steal. Also while looking at books i noticed a book called Naturalist's Big Bend, and a folklore book called Tales of the Big Bend. Does anyone have any opinions on these two or any other recommendations?
For someone like me with an interest in natural history, Naturalist's Big Bend is indispensible. One of the authors was the park naturalist for a a number of years, and it contains information on just about anything you'd want to know about the park's biota.
Quote from: Jonathan Sadow on April 12, 2016, 01:42:26 AMFor someone like me with an interest in natural history, Naturalist's Big Bend is indispensible. One of the authors was the park naturalist for a a number of years, and it contains information on just about anything you'd want to know about the park's biota.I've had that book for years. I've periodically picked it up for reference, but never sat down and actually read it cover to cover. The subject matter is just not a high interest of mine. I'm more into history than anything else.Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G925A using Big Bend Chat mobile app
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