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Enrich your travels with reading! Here's a hand-picked list prepared for your journey in conjunction with the book experts at Longitude.
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Wildflowers of Texas

TEX29
Geyata Ajilvsgi
Texas A&M University Press
2003
544
0940672731
HARD COVER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
A field guide to 378 common wildflowers.
$19.95

Austin, San Antonio & the Texas Hill Country

TEX59
Amy Brown
Countryman Press
2017
240
1682680444
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
An excellent, locally produced guide mixing history, culture and anecdote with a shipload of up-to-date practical information and overview of this area's rich traditions and nature. Second edition.
$21.95

Wildsam Field Guide to Austin

TEX87
Wildsam Field Guides
Wildsam
2013
131
057812310X
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This beautifully produced pocket guide to Austin is designed for the soulful traveler with a bygone sense of place. Contributors include local artists, musicians and writers whose compiled recommendations, essays, illustrations and interviews intended to move the traveler off the beaten path.
$18.00

The Southwest Table, Traditional Cuisine from Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona

SWU489
Dave DeWitt
National Book Network
2011
288
0762763922
HARD COVER
Food
0
0
0
0
Expert on chili peppers and spicy foods, Dave DeWitt (aka "the Pope of Peppers") blends Southwestern culinary history with 130 authentic recipes and cooking techniques in this tantalizing collection of fiery, flavorful dishes from Texas, New Mexico and Ar
$29.95

Texas, A Modern History

TEX24
David G. McComb
University of Texas Press
2010
237
0292723164
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A brief, entertaining history of Texas by a distinguished Texas historian. It covers the oil industry, land and nature, Spanish legacy, bluebonnet, Texas rangers and the "Texas mystique."
$24.99

The Improbable Rise of Redneck Rock

TEX65
Jan Reid, Scott Newton (Photographer)
University of Texas Press
2004
379
0292701977
HARD COVER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
A revised edition of a classic look into the music scene in Austin (first published in 1974), where such luminaries as Willie Nelson and Janis Joplin spurred a movement in the early 1970s.
$29.95

In the Country of Country, A Journey to the Roots of American Music

MUS33
Nicholas Dawidoff
Vintage Books
1998
384
037570082X
PAPER
Music
0
0
0
0
A heartfelt account of a journey through the South in search of traditional country music. The author interviews luminaries from the genre's heyday, including George Jones, Earl Scruggs and Bill Monroe.
$18.95

Places Left Unfinished at the Time of Creation

TEX49
John Phillip Santos
Viking
2000
304
0140292020
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
An impassioned, affecting memoir of the Santos family's long history in Texas -- an American heartland which is also (as Santos reminds us here) an ancient Mexican homeland.
$17.00

The Raven, A Biography of Sam Houston

TEX33
Marquis James
University of Texas Press
1988
489
0292770405
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
A fascinating biography of Sam Houston, who was elected president of the Republic of Texas in 1836.
$29.95

All the Pretty Horses

TEX22
Cormac McCarthy
Vintage Books
1993
301
0679744398
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
The best-selling, coming-of-age novel of John Grady Cole, a 16-year-old boy who ventures from his Texas ranch across the Mexican border on horseback.
$16.00

No Country for Old Men

TEX77
Cormac McCarthy
Vintage Books
2006
309
0375706674
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
After a seven-year hiatus, McCarthy returns with a taught modern-day western. In 1980 southwest Texas, Llewelyn Moss, hunting antelope near the Rio Grande, stumbles across several dead men, a bunch of heroin and $2.4 million in cash.
$16.00

Adventures with a Texas Naturalist

TEX14
Roy Bedichek, Rick Bass (Introduction)
University of Texas Press
1994
330
0292703112
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
First published in 1947, this classic combines Bedichek's profound observation and his curiosity with the natural world. Employing a friendly, narrative style and a love of literature, Bedichek delivers memorable commentaries on subjects such as the northern mockingbird, country people and the naming of birds and wildflowers.
$29.95

Wildsam Field Guide to Austin

TEX87
Wildsam Field Guides
Wildsam
2013
131
057812310X
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This beautifully produced pocket guide to Austin is designed for the soulful traveler with a bygone sense of place. Contributors include local artists, musicians and writers whose compiled recommendations, essays, illustrations and interviews intended to move the traveler off the beaten path.
$18.00

The Southwest Table, Traditional Cuisine from Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona

SWU489
Dave DeWitt
National Book Network
2011
288
0762763922
HARD COVER
Food
0
0
0
0
Expert on chili peppers and spicy foods, Dave DeWitt (aka "the Pope of Peppers") blends Southwestern culinary history with 130 authentic recipes and cooking techniques in this tantalizing collection of fiery, flavorful dishes from Texas, New Mexico and Ar
$29.95

Texas, A Modern History

TEX24
David G. McComb
University of Texas Press
2010
237
0292723164
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A brief, entertaining history of Texas by a distinguished Texas historian. It covers the oil industry, land and nature, Spanish legacy, bluebonnet, Texas rangers and the "Texas mystique."
$24.99

The Improbable Rise of Redneck Rock

TEX65
Jan Reid, Scott Newton (Photographer)
University of Texas Press
2004
379
0292701977
HARD COVER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
A revised edition of a classic look into the music scene in Austin (first published in 1974), where such luminaries as Willie Nelson and Janis Joplin spurred a movement in the early 1970s.
$29.95

In the Country of Country, A Journey to the Roots of American Music

MUS33
Nicholas Dawidoff
Vintage Books
1998
384
037570082X
PAPER
Music
0
0
0
0
A heartfelt account of a journey through the South in search of traditional country music. The author interviews luminaries from the genre's heyday, including George Jones, Earl Scruggs and Bill Monroe.
$18.95

Places Left Unfinished at the Time of Creation

TEX49
John Phillip Santos
Viking
2000
304
0140292020
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
An impassioned, affecting memoir of the Santos family's long history in Texas -- an American heartland which is also (as Santos reminds us here) an ancient Mexican homeland.
$17.00

The Raven, A Biography of Sam Houston

TEX33
Marquis James
University of Texas Press
1988
489
0292770405
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
A fascinating biography of Sam Houston, who was elected president of the Republic of Texas in 1836.
$29.95

All the Pretty Horses

TEX22
Cormac McCarthy
Vintage Books
1993
301
0679744398
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
The best-selling, coming-of-age novel of John Grady Cole, a 16-year-old boy who ventures from his Texas ranch across the Mexican border on horseback.
$16.00

No Country for Old Men

TEX77
Cormac McCarthy
Vintage Books
2006
309
0375706674
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
After a seven-year hiatus, McCarthy returns with a taught modern-day western. In 1980 southwest Texas, Llewelyn Moss, hunting antelope near the Rio Grande, stumbles across several dead men, a bunch of heroin and $2.4 million in cash.
$16.00

Adventures with a Texas Naturalist

TEX14
Roy Bedichek, Rick Bass (Introduction)
University of Texas Press
1994
330
0292703112
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
First published in 1947, this classic combines Bedichek's profound observation and his curiosity with the natural world. Employing a friendly, narrative style and a love of literature, Bedichek delivers memorable commentaries on subjects such as the northern mockingbird, country people and the naming of birds and wildflowers.
$29.95

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Birding Texas

TEX17
Roland H. Wauer, Mark A. Elwonger
Falcon Press
1998
525
156044617X
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
1
A site guide to the birds of Texas featuring birding strategies, a list of resources for planning a birding trip, and information on 200 of the best birding sites.
$22.95

Desert Solitaire

DES02
Edward Abbey
Touchstone
1990
303
0671695886
PAPER
Natural History
0
1
0
0
One of the great works on the value of the desert, eloquent and laugh-out-loud funny. Although Abbey writes specifically about his experiences as a ranger at Arches National Park outside Moab, Utah, his message is universal.
$16.00

Land of the Desert Sun: Texas' Big Bend Country

USW84
D. Gentry Steele
Texas A&M University Press
1998
152
0890968357
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
The evocative black-and-white photographs of this book capture the scale and magnificence of the desert landscapes of Big Bend.
$19.95

National Geographic Field Guide to the Birds of North America

FG09
Jon Dunn
National Geographic
2017
592
1426218354
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
This guide is the veteran's choice for birding anywhere in the United States. Practical to use in the field, it has maps, illustrations and descriptions of the birds on facing pages.
$29.99

A Naturalist's Guide to Canyon Country

USW289
David Williams, Gloria Brown (Illustrator)
Falcon Press
2013
225
0762780711
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
A compact field guide to the wildlife of the high desert of the Colorado Plateau and the nine national parks of the region. Williams includes an overview of the history, geology and ecology of the high desert along with basic information on identifying common plants and animals.
$24.95

Texas Map

TEX50
Hallwag
Hallwag
1
3828302858
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
1
A detailed, colorful road map of Texas, at a very good scale of 1:1,200,000.
$14.95

The TOS Handbook of Texas Birds

TEX80
Brush Freeman, Mark W. Lockwood
Texas A&M University Press
2014
403
1623491207
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
This annotated listing of 623 species by the Texas Ornithological Society includes range maps and a section of color photographs.
$30.00

Insiders' Guide to San Antonio

TEX57
John Bigley, Paris Permenter
Globe Pequot Press
2011
337
0762773227
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A guide to the sites, history and culture of San Antonio penned by locals. With black-and-white photos.
$16.95

A Line in the Sand, The Alamo in Blood and Memory

TEX47
James Stuart Olson, Randy Roberts
Free Press
2002
368
0743212339
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
An informative history of the Alamo and exploration of how it lives on in history texts, John Wayne movies and modern border wars. The authors make no bones about it: they want to debunk the Alamo myths, once and for all.
$24.95

With Santa Anna in Texas, A Personal Narrative of the Revolution

TEX46
Jose Enrique De La Pena, James E. Crisp (Introduction), Carmen Perry (Translator)
Texas A&M University Press
1997
248
0890965277
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
An eyewitness account of the Mexican-American war by a Mexican officer.
$16.95

The Indians of Texas: From Prehistoric to Modern Times

TEX10
William Wilmon Newcomb
University of Texas Press
1985
404
0292784252
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
An excellent reference of history and cultures of Native Americans in Texas.
$27.95

The Great Psychedelic Armadillo Picnic, A Walk in Austin

TEX63
Kinky Friedman
Crown
2004
144
1400050707
HARD COVER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
1
A rowdy, rollicking tour of the state's capital city by one of Austin's own.
$16.95

Three Roads to the Alamo, The Lives and Fortunes of David Crockett, James Bowie, and William Barret Travis

TEX45
William Davis
HarperCollins
1999
791
0060930942
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
A triple biography of three American legends who died at the Alamo in 1836, with much attention paid to the events of that decisive battle.
$21.99

More Books

National Geographic Field Guide to the Birds of North America

FG09
Jon Dunn
National Geographic
2017
592
1426218354
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
This guide is the veteran's choice for birding anywhere in the United States. Practical to use in the field, it has maps, illustrations and descriptions of the birds on facing pages.
$29.99

Desert Solitaire

DES02
Edward Abbey
Touchstone
1990
303
0671695886
PAPER
Natural History
0
1
0
0
One of the great works on the value of the desert, eloquent and laugh-out-loud funny. Although Abbey writes specifically about his experiences as a ranger at Arches National Park outside Moab, Utah, his message is universal.
$16.00

Land of the Desert Sun: Texas' Big Bend Country

USW84
D. Gentry Steele
Texas A&M University Press
1998
152
0890968357
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
The evocative black-and-white photographs of this book capture the scale and magnificence of the desert landscapes of Big Bend.
$19.95

The Indians of Texas: From Prehistoric to Modern Times

TEX10
William Wilmon Newcomb
University of Texas Press
1985
404
0292784252
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
An excellent reference of history and cultures of Native Americans in Texas.
$27.95

A Naturalist's Guide to Canyon Country

USW289
David Williams, Gloria Brown (Illustrator)
Falcon Press
2013
225
0762780711
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
A compact field guide to the wildlife of the high desert of the Colorado Plateau and the nine national parks of the region. Williams includes an overview of the history, geology and ecology of the high desert along with basic information on identifying common plants and animals.
$24.95

Three Roads to the Alamo, The Lives and Fortunes of David Crockett, James Bowie, and William Barret Travis

TEX45
William Davis
HarperCollins
1999
791
0060930942
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
A triple biography of three American legends who died at the Alamo in 1836, with much attention paid to the events of that decisive battle.
$21.99

With Santa Anna in Texas, A Personal Narrative of the Revolution

TEX46
Jose Enrique De La Pena, James E. Crisp (Introduction), Carmen Perry (Translator)
Texas A&M University Press
1997
248
0890965277
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
An eyewitness account of the Mexican-American war by a Mexican officer.
$16.95

A Line in the Sand, The Alamo in Blood and Memory

TEX47
James Stuart Olson, Randy Roberts
Free Press
2002
368
0743212339
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
An informative history of the Alamo and exploration of how it lives on in history texts, John Wayne movies and modern border wars. The authors make no bones about it: they want to debunk the Alamo myths, once and for all.
$24.95

Insiders' Guide to San Antonio

TEX57
John Bigley, Paris Permenter
Globe Pequot Press
2011
337
0762773227
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A guide to the sites, history and culture of San Antonio penned by locals. With black-and-white photos.
$16.95

The TOS Handbook of Texas Birds

TEX80
Brush Freeman, Mark W. Lockwood
Texas A&M University Press
2014
403
1623491207
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
This annotated listing of 623 species by the Texas Ornithological Society includes range maps and a section of color photographs.
$30.00

For Kids

Stories from Where We Live, The Great North American Prairie

USM48
Sara St. Antoine, Paul Mirocha (Illustrator), Trudy Nicholson (Illustrator)
Milkweed Editions
2001
262
1571316450
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
An anthology of writings about this North American ecoregion, from Alberta and Saskatchewan south to Texas -- wonderfully useful as a young person's guide to people, nature and place.
$10.95