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Texas is unique, not only because it is the only state to enter the Union by way of a treaty, but because a clause in that treaty gives Texas the right, in perpetuity, to divide into as many a five separate states. These "Five States of Texas" reflect the remarkable geographic variety of this vast landscape. From the plains and mountains, beaches and deserts, forests and rugged canyons, the Texas terrain is as diverse as its many-faceted culture.
 
With engaging intimacy, the images of Laurence Parent reveal this diversity of life, and terrain in the Lone Star State. You will see the compelling splendor of the Trans-Pecos region, the unparalleled veriety of the world's largest gulf, the grandeur of the East Texas woods, and the vastness of the northern prairies. Here too are the skylines of the world-class cities of Dallas, Houston, Ft. Worth, Austin and San Antonio along with images of cowboys, oil rigs, and ten gallon hats. From the Rio Grande River and Big Bend National Park to Guadalupe Mountains National Park, the landscapes of Texas unfold in the pages of this handsome book.

Book News Annotation:

Parent's beautiful color photos of natural and some manmade features document the state and are presented in an oversize volume (10x13.5") ready for the coffee table of a Texan or nostalgic ex- resident. The photos are full- or half-page, with captions describing their content. An essay by Elmer Kelton summarizes the state's geography, history, distinctive culture, and demographics. No index or references.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

Around the world, Texas conjures legendary images. Parent offers them to readers with profound beauty and clarity, from the splendor of the Trans-Pecos region to the grandeur of the East Texas woods and the vastness of the northern prairies. 120 photos. 1 color relief map.

Synopsis:

Texas is unique, not only because it is the only state to enter the Union by way of a treaty, but because a clause in that treaty gives Texas the right, in perpetuity, to divide into as many a five separate states. These "Five States of Texas" reflect the remarkable geographic variety of this vast landscape. From the plains and mountains, beaches and deserts, forests and rugged canyons, the Texas terrain is as diverse as its many-faceted culture.

About the Author

LAURENCE PARENT is the author of thirty-seven books, including Big Bend National Park, Texas Coast, Texas Mountains (all co-authored by Joe Nick Patoski), and Official Guide to Texas State Parks and Historic Sites. A full-time freelance photographer and writer specializing in landscape, travel, and nature subjects, Parent has published in Men's Journal, Outside, Backpacker, Sierra, Natural History, National Parks, Newsweek, Arizona Highways, Travel and Leisure, the New York Times, Texas Highways, Texas Monthly, Texas Parks and Wildlife, and New Mexico Magazine.
Elmer Kelton has written over forty books, four of which won the Western Heritage Award including The Art of Howard Terpning (Greenwich Workshop Press) He has won numerous awards and the Texas Legislature proclaimed Elmer Kelton Day in April 1997. He and his wife of over fifty years live near San Angelo, Texas, about 130 miles from where he was born and raised.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781558682023
Essay:
Parent, Laurence
Author:
Kelton, Elmer
Photographer:
Parent, Laurence
Author:
Parent, Laurence
Author:
Kelton, Elmer
Publisher:
Graphic Arts Books
Location:
Portland, Or. :
Subject:
Description and travel
Subject:
United States - State & Local
Subject:
United States - South - West South Central (General)
Subject:
Pictorial works
Subject:
Texas
Subject:
Travel - U.S./West
Subject:
Texas Pictorial works.
Subject:
United States - State & Local - General
Subject:
Subjects & Themes - Travel - U.S./West
Subject:
Americana-Western States
Subject:
PHOTOGRAPHY / General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardcover, Jacketed, Sewn
Series Volume:
103-281
Publication Date:
19950501
Binding:
Hardback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
142
Dimensions:
13.70x10.06x.70 in. 2.99 lbs.

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Around the world, Texas conjures legendary images. Parent offers them to readers with profound beauty and clarity, from the splendor of the Trans-Pecos region to the grandeur of the East Texas woods and the vastness of the northern prairies. 120 photos. 1 color relief map.
"Synopsis" by ,
Texas is unique, not only because it is the only state to enter the Union by way of a treaty, but because a clause in that treaty gives Texas the right, in perpetuity, to divide into as many a five separate states. These "Five States of Texas" reflect the remarkable geographic variety of this vast landscape. From the plains and mountains, beaches and deserts, forests and rugged canyons, the Texas terrain is as diverse as its many-faceted culture.
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