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Louise Lindsey Merrick Natural Environment #33: Naturalist's Big Bend: An Introduction to the Trees and Shrubs, Wildflowers, Cacti, Mammals, Birds, Reptiles and Amphibians, Fish, and Insect

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In southwest Texas where the Rio Grande arcs southward into Mexico lies Big Bend National Park, 708,221 acres of river floodplain, desert, grasslands, and majestic mountains, a richly varied environment that exist more or less as it did before manand#8217;s arival. The wealth of the Big Bend is in its dramatic landscape, which provides natural habitats ranging form desert to alpine, and its consequently impressive variety of flora and fauna.

Intended as a biological introduction to one of the nationand#8217;s outstanding natural systems, Naturalistand#8217;s Big Bend highlights the distinctive plants and animal of the region, such as the century plant, which grows twenty-five to fifty-five years, blooms magnificently, and dies; candelilla, from which wax is made; prickly pear cactus; the javelina, North Americaand#8217;s only native pig; the colima warbler; the rare Texas lyre snake; the Big Bend gambusia fish; the tarantula; and the Big Bend quonker katydid.

This comprehensive field guide, revised and enlarged in a new edition, describes the areaand#8217;s archaeology and history, and details the characteristics and habitats of Big Bendand#8217;s trees and shrubs, wildflowers, cacti, mammals, birds, reptiles and amphibians, fish, and invertebrates. It also outlines walking and driving tours of the most likely spots for sighting these plants and animals. An extensive bibliography is included.

About the Author

ROLAND H. WAUER, formerly chief park naturalist for Big Bend National Park and chief of the Division of Natural Resources, National Park Service, is the author of numerous publications of the Big Bend region and of Naturalistand#8217;s Mexico, also published by Texas AandM University Press.

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ISBN:
9781585441556
Author:
Wauer, Roland H.
Author:
Fleming, Carl M.
Publisher:
Texas A&M University Press
Location:
College Station
Subject:
Wildlife
Subject:
Reference
Subject:
Zoology
Subject:
Plants
Subject:
Botany
Subject:
Big Bend National Park.
Subject:
Plants - General
Subject:
Big Bend National Park (Tex.)
Subject:
Zoology -- Texas -- Big Bend Region.
Subject:
General Nature
Subject:
Nature Studies-World Wildlife
Edition Number:
Rev. ed.
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Series:
Louise Lindsey Merrick natural environment series ;
Series Volume:
0-1854no. 33
Publication Date:
20011131
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
28 color photos., 15 b&w photos., Line a
Pages:
208
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.13 in 0.8 lb

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