The Nature of Texas: An Introduction to Familiar Plants, Animals and Outstanding Natural Attractions (Field Guides) (Paperback)
Serving as an introduction to the natural history of the Lone Star State, this beautifully illustrated guide includes a stirring essay by James C. Rettie. It also features 350 common plants and animals, nine maps depicting major wildlife-viewing areas and parks, plus full checklists and indices for educators, learners, naturalists, birders, botanists, and wildlife enthusiasts to document their sightings of flora and fauna in Texas. Made in the USA.
Zoologist Jim Kavanagh has made a career out of introducing novices to plants, animals, the sciences and world cultures. In addition to creating over 500 simplified nature guides, he has also authored guides to languages, cities and outdoor skills. An avid traveler and backpacker, Kavanagh's path has taken him around the world to many remote destinations including the upper Amazon, Africa, Australia, and the Arctic Circle (and this is just the As). He is also the author of a series of state-specific guides to common species and natural attractions and a children's book on evolution.