Paddling The Guadalupe

Author: Wayne H. McAlister
Publisher: Texas A&M University Press
ISBN: 9781603440219
Size: 61.69 MB
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The author introduces readers to the places, people, plants, and animals along the the Guadalupe River that runs from Kerr County, Texas to San Antonio Bay on the Gulf of Mexico.

Blanco River Pocket Guide

Author: David Ellzey
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781541354647
Size: 78.76 MB
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Whether you are looking to take a multi-day paddling excursion or just go out for an afternoon splashing with the kids, the Blanco River Pocket Guide has all the detailed information you need. It's designed with a full-color visual layout that allows you to meticulously plan out your trip, aid you with navigation and track your progress down the river. "A must-have guide! It really opens up a river that everyone thought had little or no access."-Chris Johnson, fly fishing guide and owner of Living Waters Fly Fishing "I grew up paddling the Texas Hill Country rivers, and this guide has already opened my eyes to the areas that I never knew existed."-Thomas Flemons, owner of Diablo Kayaks

Brazil Imagined

Author: Darlene J. Sadlier
Publisher: University of Texas Press
ISBN: 0292774737
Size: 34.76 MB
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The first comprehensive cultural history of Brazil to be written in English, Brazil Imagined: 1500 to the Present captures the role of the artistic imaginary in shaping Brazil's national identity. Analyzing representations of Brazil throughout the world, this ambitious survey demonstrates the ways in which life in one of the world's largest nations has been conceived and revised in visual arts, literature, film, and a variety of other media. Beginning with the first explorations of Brazil by the Portuguese, Darlene J. Sadlier incorporates extensive source material, including paintings, historiographies, letters, poetry, novels, architecture, and mass media to trace the nation's shifting sense of its own history. Topics include the oscillating themes of Edenic and cannibal encounters, Dutch representations of Brazil, regal constructs, the literary imaginary, Modernist utopias, "good neighbor" protocols, and filmmakers' revolutionary and dystopian images of Brazil. A magnificent panoramic study of race, imperialism, natural resources, and other themes in the Brazilian experience, this landmark work is a boon to the field.

Muck City

Author: Bryan Mealer
Publisher: Three Rivers Press
ISBN: 0307888630
Size: 68.49 MB
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Traces the intertwined stories of an orphaned quarterback, a celebrated football coach and an aspiring medical student whose prospects were collectively shaped by the formidable challenges, shameful history and football enthusiasm of their hometown in the Florida Everglades. 30,000 first printing.

Paddling Texas

Author: Shane Townsend
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1493016350
Size: 20.24 MB
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From the canyons of Big Bend to the cypress swamps of Pine Island Bayou, the waters of Texas have something for most every type of paddler and every paddling mood. One might float the diminutive Comal River, argued to be the shortest river in the world. Another might dig deep and follow the four-day, 260-mile route of the Texas Water Safari, which Canoe & Kayak Magazine referred to as “The World’s Toughest Canoe Race.” Whitewater is here too. Lakes are as well. And, the Texas Gulf Coast is home to sandy beaches, knobby mangroves, and sea grass flats. Meanwhile, Texas is home to some of the fastest growing cities in America. And, paddling is the fastest growing outdoor sport in the country. “Paddling Texas” is a guide for those who are new to either and all those who love both. Featured trips offer easy access, secure environments, good facilities, great fishing, superb wildlife viewing, and beautiful scenery. “Paddling Texas” gives recreational paddlers and anglers all the information they’ll need to paddle many of the best trips in Texas.

The Blanco River

Author: Wes Ferguson
Publisher: Texas A&M University Press
ISBN: 1623495113
Size: 45.80 MB
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For eighty-seven miles, the swift and shallow Blanco River winds through the Texas Hill Country. Its water is clear and green, darkened by frequent pools. But Spanish explorers named it the White River for the pale limestone they encountered along its banks and dramatic bluffs. Over the last two years, Wes Ferguson and Jacob Botter have paddled, walked, and waded the Blanco. They have explored its history, people, wildlife, and the natural beauty that surprises everyone who experiences this river. Described as “the defining element in some of the Hill Country’s most beautiful scenery,” the Blanco flows both above and below ground, part of a network of rivers and aquifers that sustains the region’s wildlife and millions of humans alike. However, overpumping and prolonged drought have combined to weaken the Blanco’s flow and sustenance, and in 2000—for the first time in recorded history—the river’s most significant feeder spring, Jacob’s Well, briefly ceased to flow. It stopped again in 2008. Then, in the spring of 2015, a devastating flood killed twelve people and toppled the huge cypress trees along its banks, altering not just the look of the river, but the communities that had come to depend on its serene presence. River travelers Ferguson and Botter tell the remarkable story of this changeable river, confronting challenges and dangers as well as rare opportunities to see parts of the river few have seen. The authors also photographed and recorded the human response to the destruction of a beloved natural resource that has become yet another episode in the story of water in Texas.

San Marcos River Pocket Guide

Author: David Ellzey
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781542816977
Size: 27.34 MB
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The San Marcos River Pocket Guide has all the detailed information you need in a full-color, visual layout to help you plan your next trip, aid you with navigation and track your progress down the river. The San Marcos River is popular with the summer crowds looking to escape and relax in the cool, clear water that flows out of Spring Lake. Those seeking to play can paddle down the river's series of exciting rapids. Downriver, its swift water twists through stretches that are jammed with logs and can challenge even the hardened competitors of the annual Texas Water Safari. Others come for a peaceful afternoon on the Luling Paddle Trail or to try their luck on one of Texas' best fishing rivers. From the city of San Marcos all the way to Gonzales, this river has something for everyone. Includes 85.7 miles of the San Marcos River and 4.7 miles of the Guadalupe River. Easy-to-use shuttle matrix for planning your next trip. 30 extensively detailed river maps. Information on 33 public access points.

Colorado River Pocket Guide

Author: David Ellzey
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781544196039
Size: 70.25 MB
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The Lower Colorado River is generally wide and flat as it meanders its way down toward the Gulf of Mexico, making it well-suited to casual paddlers and bass fishermen. The section of the river between Austin and Bastrop is especially popular due to its proximity to downtown Austin. Whether you are looking to take a multiday paddling excursion or just go out for an afternoon float trip with the kids, the Lower Colorado River Pocket Guide has all the detailed information you need. It's designed with a full-color visual layout that allows you to meticulously plan out your trip, aid you with navigation and track your progress down the river.

It S Not About The Bike

Author: Lance Armstrong
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780425179611
Size: 68.35 MB
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The champion cyclist recounts his diagnosis with cancer, the grueling treatments during which he was given a less than twenty percent chance for survival, his surprising victory in the 1999 Tour de France, and the birth of his son.