The Book of Texas Bays (Google eBook)
In this tribute to the Texas coast, conservationist and lawyer Jim Blackburn has teamed with photographer Jim Olive to give us the most intimate portrait yet of Texas bays and of those who work for their wise use and preservation. While giving life and sustenance to plants, animals, and people, the bays and estuaries of Texas have other stories to tell - about freshwater inflows, deep port construction, disappearing oyster beds, beach resorts, industrial pollution, and more. the future of some of our most valuable and irreplaceable resources. The Book of Texas Bays is a personal account of legal battles won and lost, but it is also a work of natural history by someone with a deep spiritual connection to the Texas coast and all it has to offer. Jim Olive's photographs present us with a dramatic perspective of our relationship with the Gulf and remind us of both the grandness and the fragility of our coastal treasures.
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