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Description - For All Seasons by Roland H. Wauer

Something about Big Bend National Park draws visitors again and again. Maybe it's the spare beauty of the mountains and desert, the dawn chorus of birds, or the vivid stars in the velvet night. All of these things have made it Roland Wauer's favorite place. In this book, he shares his love of the Big Bend through journal entries that chronicle a year in the life of the park. Wauer worked as Chief Park Naturalist from 1966 to 1972 and has visited the park frequently ever since. His journal entries span these thirty years, providing not only a composite portrait of a typical year but also a clear sense of how the park's natural history has changed over three decades. He spices his account with anecdotes, often humorous, ranging from stumbling across a herd of javelinas to being trailed by a mountain lion in the dark to discovering new species of plants and animals. Few authors know the Big Bend as Roland Wauer does or have written about it in a more engaging way. This beautifully illustrated book is the perfect companion for a visit to the park, whether in person or by armchair.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780292791176
ISBN-10: 0292791178
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 152mm x 13mm)
Pages: 240
Imprint: University of Texas Press
Publisher: University of Texas Press
Publish Date: 1-Jan-1997
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Roland H. Wauer

Roland H. Wauer, of Victoria, Texas, enjoyed a 32-year career as a National Park Service interpreter, biologist, and Chief of Resource Management. He is also the author of The American Robin, A Birder's West Indies: An Island-by-Island Tour, and For All Seasons: A Big Bend Journal.

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