Twodot Day Trips From Austin: Getaway Ideas For the Local Traveler State Guides. Texas Curiosities: Quirky Characters, Roadside Oddities & Offbeat Fun by John KelsoTexas Curiosities brings to the reader with humor and affectionand a healthy dose of attitudethe oddest, quirkiest, and most outlandish places, personalities, events, and phenomena found within the states borders and in the chronicles of its history. From the worlds largest squirrel (property of Cedar Creek) to the worlds oldest washing machine (at the Washing Machine Museum in Mineral Wells), Texas Curiosities is a who’s who of unusual and unsung heroes that will amuse Texas residents and visitors alike.
Twodot Day Trips From Austin: Getaway Ideas For the Local Traveler State Guides
University Kartchner Caverns: How Two Cavers Discovered And Saved One Of The Wonders Of The Natural World Fiction. Desert Feast: Celebrating Tucson’s Culinary Heritage by Carolyn Niethammer. Drawing on thousands of years of foodways, Tucson cuisine blends the influences of Indigenous, Mexican, mission-era Mediterranean, and ranch-style cowboy food traditions. This book offers a food pilgrimage, where stories and recipes demonstrate why the desert city of Tucson became Americans first UNESCO City of Gastronomy.Both family supper tables and the citys trendiest restaurants feature native desert plants and innovative dishes incorporating ancient agricultural staples. Award-winning writer Carolyn Niethammer deliciously shows how the Sonoran Deserts first farmers grew tasty crops that continue to influence Tucson menus and how the arrival of Roman Catholic missionaries, Spanish soldiers, and Chinese farmers influenced what Tucsonans ate.White Sonora wheat, tepary beans, and criollo cattle steaks make Tucsons cuisine unique. In A Desert Feast, youll see pictures of kids learning to grow food at school, and youll meet the farmers, small-scale food entrepreneurs, and chefs who are dedicated to growing and using heritage foods. Its fair to say, Tucson tastes like nowhere else.
University Mineralogy Of Arizona – 4th Edtion Field Guides. Perfect for mountain climbers and hikers, this valuable reference by the National Audubon Society covers more rocks and minerals in North America than any other available guide. 794 full-color photographs depict all the important rocks, gems, and minerals. in many variations of color and crystal form. and the natural environments in which they occur; written descriptions provide information on field marks, similar rocks and minerals, environment, areas of occurrence, and derivation of names. Includes a guide to mineral collecting and a list of rock-forming minerals.
University Arizona’s Scenic Roads And Hikes: Unforgettable Journeys In The Grand Canyon State Arizona. This rich, enthusiastic guide to the Tucson, Rincon, Santa Catalina, and Santa Rita Mountains has been completely revised. Betty Leavengoods fourth edition of her bestselling Tucson Hiking Guide offers new routes and updated access information, detailed maps, and clear descriptions to area trailheads. This latest edition includes thirty-six hikes rated easy to difficult by mountain range; revised information on precautions for desert hiking; historical notes, photographs, and anecdotes; and detailed maps and descriptions with elevation/distance.
University Arizona State Parks: A Guide To Amazing Places In The Grand Canyon State Fiction. It was all routine even if hundreds of pounds of earth were pressing down on their heads, even though the ceiling might potentially collapse at any moment, even if they were surrounded by a sea of darkness and had no idea what lay in front of them. Award-winning author Neil Miller soon tells us that what lay in front of amateur spelunkers Randy Tufts and Gary Tenen was anything but routine. These young men had crawled into a virgin cave, a landscape untouched and unseen for hundreds of thousands of years. In cave terminology, this underground oasis was livingwater still seeped down the limestone walls, depositing minerals that slowly built up into stunningly beautiful formations. In a time when countless caves had been destroyed by vandals and looters who had defaced the walls and had broken formations, this pristine discovery was every cavers dream. While duplicating that moment might seem difficult, this fascinating account of the fight to preserve Kartchner Caverns lends us the same sense of awe and urgency. In an arresting tale spanning the twenty-five-year period in which Tufts and Tenen struggled to protect their find, Miller skillfully weaves together personal interviews, biographical information, political maneuvering, and geological facts. Presented in full color with dazzling photographs showcasing the natural wonder of the caverns, this is an invitation to take in the mysterious, stunning beauty of a cave as if discovering it for the first time. The triumph of the conservationists and the opening of Kartchner Caverns as a state park are known to anyone who has visited the caves as a tourist. But this narrative offers a chance to go beyond the guidebooks with its revealing look at this unspoiled natural wonder and the science of cave conservation. With as much depth and colorful detail as the caverns themselves, this page-turning account will captivate anyone interested in caves and the preservation of natural wonders.
University Eco-Travel New Mexico: 86 Natural Destinations, Green Hotels, And Sustainable Adventures New Mexico. 7.5 minute topographical map of Boulder Mtn Arizona, 2004.