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Texas A&M University
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 199

Texas A&M University

This expanded edition of Texas A&M University: A Pictorial History gives a panoramic view of Texas A&M, from its infancy as a college with forty-eight agricultural and mechanical (engineering) students to today's diverse campus of more than forty thousand students. Captured in full-color photographs are the modern university, its buildings, its far-reaching programs, and its students. The book is also a gallery of Aggie greats—on the battlefields of five wars; on the athletic fields; in industry, agriculture, science, and civic leadership. Historical photos show visits by Presidents William H. Taft, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and George H. W. Bush; preparations for military actions of World Wa...

Texas A & M
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 265

Texas A & M

Many Texas A&M fans can tell you exactly where they were when Branndon Stewart hit Sirr Parker for a 32-yard touchdown pass that stunned the college football world and propelled the Aggies to the 1998 Big 12 championship. In Texas A&M: Where Have You Gone? 31 former football greats at A&M recall their fondest memories and finest moments in an Aggies uniform. Author Rusty Burson goes one step further to deliver the rest of the story. He catches up with the former collegians and describes how their experiences in Aggieland shaped their lives after their final down had been played. As a bonus, Texas A&M: Where Have You Gone? also catches up with 10 non-football Aggies, including one woman.

Freshwater Fishes of Texas
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 217

Freshwater Fishes of Texas

Containing habitat information, physical descriptions, photographs, and range maps for more than 150 species of freshwater fishes that can be found in Texas, this field guide is an indispensable reference and research tool for ichthyologists, professional fisheries biologists, amateur naturalists, and anglers alike.

The Courthouses of Texas
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 352

The Courthouses of Texas

A county courthouse stands not only as the center of government, but also as the center of civic pride. Some with stately towers and arched doors or windows, some with high brick chimneys and mansard roofs, some in modern concrete and glass, the 254 courthouses of Texas provide an invitation to public life, a testament to the ideal of justice, and an introduction to period architecture. It is no wonder, then, that many tourists each year visit these edifices. This new edition of a classic, indispensable, full-color guide—a true collector’s item for Texas history fans—will help travelers choose which courthouses they want to add to their trips and view them knowledgeably. For each count...

Aggies By The Sea
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 236

Aggies By The Sea

Aggies by the Sea tells the story of Texas A&M University at Galveston, an unusual educational institution that began operation in 1962 as a maritime academy with only twenty-three students and now enrolls more than 1600 undergraduates studying the sciences, technology, business, and cultural aspects of the sea. Ninety-one photographs portray the growth of the Galveston school from its humble beginnings to what it is today: a four-year university, nationally prominent for its focus on the world's oceans. Filled with lively anecdotes, reminiscences, and biographical sidebars, this lavishly illustrated book presents history with a bounce. While its appeal will be targeted to those who have passed through Galveston's program, the record it preserves also records an important chapter in the story of the state of Texas' public university armada.

Guide to Texas Grasses
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 1096

Guide to Texas Grasses

In this new, complete Guide to Texas Grasses, Robert B. Shaw and the team at the Texas A&M University Institute of Renewable Natural Resources provide an indispensable reference to the world’s most economically important plant family. After discussing the impact of grass on our everyday lives as food, biofuels, land restoration, erosion control, and water become ever more urgent issues worldwide—the book then provides:a description of the structure of the grass plant;details of the classification and distribution of Texas grasses;brief species accounts;distributional maps;color photographs;plus black-and-white drawings of 670 grass species—native, introduced, and ornamental. Scientific...

Reveille
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 135

Reveille

This illustrated book traces the history of Reveille, from the first mutt of uncertain origins to Reveille VII, an American collie of purebred lineage and scientific breeding. It tells the collective story of the lives of Reveille at Texas A&M: Reveille's life in the dorm and her privileges in classrooms; the dognapping that made national news in the 1990s; and her effect on the lives of those who have shared the campus with her, cared for her, and loved her. A visible part of university life throughout the year, for many students Reveille is the pet they left at home. Rusty and Vannessa Burson have gathered anecdotes, statistics, and pictures that tell the little-known story of a well-known dog: her origins, tales and traditions, antics and adventures, and evolving role. It is the story of special dogs, caring people, and a legacy shaped through the decades. The text is accompanied by formal portraits of the successive Revs and candid snaps of her at work and at play. Further spice is added through interspersed facts and figures and quotes from the many people whose lives she has touched.

God Save Texas
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 368

God Save Texas

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2018-04-26
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  • Publisher: Penguin UK

From the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Looming Tower, God Save Texas is a journey through the most controversial state in America. Texas is a Republican state in the heart of Trumpland that hasn't elected a Democrat to a statewide office in more than twenty years; but it is also a state in which minorities already form a majority (including the largest number of Muslim adherents in the United States). The cities are Democrat and among the most diverse in the nation. Oil is still king but Texas now leads California in technology exports and has an economy only somewhat smaller than Australia's. Lawrence Wright has written an enchanting book about what is often seen as an unenchanting p...

The Contribution of Texas A&M University to Antarctic Science
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 58
Rare Plants of Texas
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 640

Rare Plants of Texas

Since 1987, more than 225 species have been identified and described as endangered, imperiled, or declining. Complete with photographs, line drawings, and county maps, this book describes the officially listed, candidate, and species-of-concern plants in Texas. Individual accounts include information on distribution, habitat, physical description, flowering time, federal and state status, similar species, and published references.