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River of Contrasts : The Texas Colorado

By: Crisp, Margie.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.River Books, Sponsored by Meadows Center for Water and the Environment, Texas State University: Publisher: College Station : Texas A&M University Press, 2012Description: 1 online resource (250 p.).ISBN: 9781603447478.Subject(s): Colorado River (Tex.) -- Description and travel | Colorado River Valley (Tex.) -- Description and travel | Colorado River Valley (Tex.) -- History | Natural history -- Texas -- Colorado River ValleyGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: River of Contrasts : The Texas ColoradoDDC classification: 976.4 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Title Page; Contents; Foreword; Preface; Acknowledgements; 1: Early Spring on the High Plains; 2: Impounded ont he Rolling Plains; 3: RIver Revealed; 4: Another Colorado; 5: Living Downstream; 6: Into the Gulf (almost); Notes; Further Reading; List of Artwork; Index
Summary: Writer and artist Margie Crisp has traveled the length of Texas' Colorado River, which rises in Dawson County, south of Lubbock, and flows 860 miles southeast across the state to its mouth on the Gulf of Mexico at Matagorda Bay. Echoing the truth of Heraclitus's ancient dictum, the river's character changes dramatically from its dusty headwaters on the High Plains to its meandering presence on the coastal prairie. The Colorado is the longest river with both its source and its mouth in Texas, and its water, from beginning to end, provides for the state's agricultural, municipal, and recrea
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Title Page; Contents; Foreword; Preface; Acknowledgements; 1: Early Spring on the High Plains; 2: Impounded ont he Rolling Plains; 3: RIver Revealed; 4: Another Colorado; 5: Living Downstream; 6: Into the Gulf (almost); Notes; Further Reading; List of Artwork; Index

Writer and artist Margie Crisp has traveled the length of Texas' Colorado River, which rises in Dawson County, south of Lubbock, and flows 860 miles southeast across the state to its mouth on the Gulf of Mexico at Matagorda Bay. Echoing the truth of Heraclitus's ancient dictum, the river's character changes dramatically from its dusty headwaters on the High Plains to its meandering presence on the coastal prairie. The Colorado is the longest river with both its source and its mouth in Texas, and its water, from beginning to end, provides for the state's agricultural, municipal, and recrea

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