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Lonely Planet Texas (Travel Guide)

By Lonely Planet & Ryan Ver Berkmoes

Lonely Planet
Released: 2018-02-15
Paperback (384 pages)

Lonely Planet Texas (Travel Guide)
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Lonely Planet Texas is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Rock out, get the blues or chill to country classics in live-music capital, Austin, or appreciate just how big Texas is on a hike at Big Bend National Park; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Texas and begin your journey now!

Inside Lonely Planet's Texas Travel Guide:

  • Color maps and images throughout
  • Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests
  • Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots
  • Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices
  • Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss
  • Cultural insights give you a richer, more rewarding travel experience - history, music, lifestyle, culture, football, landscapes, wildlife, Texas BBQ, cuisine
  • Over 42 color maps
  • Covers Austin, San Antonio, Hill Country, Dallas, Panhandle Plains, Houston, East Texas, Gulf Coast, South Texas, Big Bend National Park, West Texas, and more

The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Texas, our most comprehensive guide to Texas, is perfect for both exploring top sights and taking roads less traveled.

Looking for more extensive coverage? Check out Lonely Planet's Southwest USA guide for a comprehensive look at all the region has to offer.

About Lonely Planet: Lonely Planet is a leading travel media company and the world's number one travel guidebook brand, providing both inspiring and trustworthy information for every kind of traveller since 1973. Over the past four decades, we've printed over 145 million guidebooks and phrasebooks for 120 languages, and grown a dedicated, passionate global community of travellers. You'll also find our content online, and in mobile apps, video, 14 languages, 12 international magazines, armchair and lifestyle books, ebooks, and more, enabling you to explore every day. Lonely Planet enables the curious to experience the world fully and to truly get to the heart of the places they find themselves, near or far from home.

TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice Awards 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 winner in Favorite Travel Guide category

'Lonely Planet guides are, quite simply, like no other.' - New York Times

'Lonely Planet. It's on everyone's bookshelves; it's in every traveller's hands. It's on mobile phones. It's on the Internet. It's everywhere, and it's telling entire generations of people how to travel the world.' - Fairfax Media (Australia)

Moon Texas (Travel Guide)

By Andy Rhodes

Moon Travel
Released: 2017-12-05
Paperback (525 pages)

Moon Texas (Travel Guide)
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Get to know the fiery spirit, Southern hospitality, and big personality of the Lone Star State. Inside Moon Texas you'll find:
  • Strategic itineraries for every budget and timeline, from a Route 66 road trip to quick getaways to the Hill Country, Big Bend National Park, and more
  • Unique ideas and can't-miss activities: Learn the meaning of Texas pride at the Alamo, marvel at the original Mission Control at the NASA Space Center, or explore JFK's legacy at the Sixth Floor Museum in Dallas. Sample authentic, smoky barbecue, classic Tex-Mex staples, and down-home Southern cooking. Catch a show in the "Live Music Capital of the World," or learn the moves at a honky-tonk in Hill Country. See the striking sunset over the Palo Duro Canyon, stroll along the Padre Island National Seashore, or watch a genuine cowboy cattle heard at a classic Texas ranch
  • Honest advice from Austin local Andy Rhodes on when to go, where to stay, and how to get around
  • Thorough background information on the state's culture, history, geography, and regional vernacular
  • Full-color photos and detailed, easy-to-use maps throughout
  • Focused coverage of Dallas and Fort Worth, Austin and the Hill Country, San Antonio and South Texas, Houston and East Texas, the Gulf Coast, El Paso and West Texas, the Big Bend Region, and the Panhandle Plains
With Moon Texas' practical tips and local insight, you can plan your trip your way.

Exploring more of Texas? Try Moon Austin, San Antonio & The Hill Country or Moon Dallas & Fort Worth. If you're hitting the road, check out Moon Southwest Road Trip.

Frommer's Texas (Complete Guide)

By Janis Turk

Frommermedia
Paperback (448 pages)

Frommer s Texas (Complete Guide)
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You don't fall into tourist traps when you travel with Frommer's. Doing so is like having a trusted friend show you around, taking you to the places locals like best. That's because our guidebooks, unlike much of the competition, are written by resident experts (not outsiders)―like Janis Turk, the author of Frommer's Texas, and the managing editor of San Antonio AT HOME magazine. In her highly opinionated book, she'll help you sort through the options so you can tailor a vacation that's right for you.

Frommer's Texas covers all of the Lone Star State's highlights―from the vibrant nightlife in Austin to the historic sights of Dallas and San Antonio, from the trails of Big Bend to parades of longhorns in Fort Worth and more.

This guide has:

• Exact pricing, with dollar amounts listed for all lodgings, attractions, restaurants, tours, and shops, so there's no guessing or nasty surprises
• Straight-shooting, opinionated reviews that will introduce you to the state's best lodgings, restaurants, adventure outfitters, historic sights, museums, nightlife, shops, and more―in all price ranges, from budget to luxury
• Destination highlights from all the major cities (Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston, San Antonio, and Austin), plus many more outstanding destinations (Big Bend and Guadalupe Mountains national parks, the gulf coast, and the panhandle plains)
• Detailed maps throughout, plus a handy pullout map
• Helpful suggested itineraries so you can experience the most out of your vacation time

Y'all: The Definitive Guide to Being a Texan

By Jay Sauceda

Gibbs Smith
Released: 2016-04-26
Hardcover (224 pages)

Y all: The Definitive Guide to Being a Texan
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The Lone Star state can seem like an enigma to those who have never had the pleasure of spending time there. Texans seem to walk differently, talk differently, and dress differently than any other people in the nation. Jay B Sauceda, a Texas native, understands the trouble that “foreigners” from New York to California have comprehendin’ their Texan neighbors. This funny and engaging primer on how to be a Texan will help you get a better handle on the unique Texas history, language, culture, customs, and do’s and don’ts―whether you’re movin’ there or just passin’ through.

Jay B Sauceda is a photographer and lifelong Texan. He moved from La Porte to Austin to attend the University of Texas, and “stayed for the ample supply of patio bars and beer specials.” His clients have included BMW, Microsoft, IBM, the San Antonio Spurs, the Times of London, Texas A&M, Texas Monthly, and the University of Texas. He believes in “firm handshakes, Willie Nelson, and telling compelling stories.”

Neil Sperry's Complete Guide to Texas Gardening

By Neil Sperry

Taylor Trade Publishing
Hardcover (388 pages)

Neil Sperry s Complete Guide to Texas Gardening
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#4 on Publishers Weekly's Bestselling Gardening Books list! This new, completely revised edition has over 500 new photographs, 400 new illustrations, 400 new plants and trees, the latest pest control recommendations, fruit and vegetable recommendations, new tips and plants specifically for Southern Texas, plus everything in the first edition.

The Ultimate Texas MPJE Review Guide 2018

By Pharm.D., J.D. Gary G. Cacciatore

Pharmacy Regulatory Advisors
Perfect Paperback (200 pages)

The Ultimate Texas MPJE Review Guide 2018
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The best-selling Texas MPJE study resource used by over 3,000 Candidates in 50 states and 8 countries! The Ultimate Texas MPJE Review Guide 2018 provides the most concise review of laws and regulations governing the practice of pharmacy in Texas. The Review Guide is the most complete and up-to-date study resource for the Texas MPJE. It includes over 50 "study tips" that emphasize important points or information that is often confusing to students. It also includes 75 key practice questions and answers. See previous editions for reviews.

Lonely Planet San Antonio, Austin & Texas Backcountry Road Trips (Travel Guide)

By Lonely Planet, Lisa Dunford & Regis St Louis

Lonely Planet
Released: 2016-06-01
Kindle Edition (132 pages)

Lonely Planet San Antonio, Austin & Texas Backcountry Road Trips (Travel Guide)
 
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Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher

Whether exploring your own backyard or somewhere new, discover the freedom of the open road with Lonely Planet's San Antonio, Austin & Texas Backcountry Road Trips. Featuring four amazing road trips, plus up-to-date advice on the destinations you'll visit along the way, get to know Buddy Holly's Lubbock, visit a dance hall in Gruene, and hike Big Bend's scenic trails, all with your trusted travel companion. Jump in the car, turn up the tunes, and hit the road!

Inside Lonely Planet's San Antonio, Austin & Texas Backcountry Road Trips:

  • Lavish color and gorgeous photography throughout
  • Itineraries and planning advice to pick the right tailored routes for your needs and interests
  • Get around easily - easy-to-read, full-color route maps, detailed directions
  • Insider tips to get around like a local, avoid trouble spots and be safe on the road - local driving rules, parking, toll roads
  • Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, prices
  • Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss
  • Useful features - including Stretch Your Legs, Detours, Link Your Trip
  • Covers Hill Country, Heart of Texas, Big Bend National Park, Texas Gulf Coast, Austin, San Antonio, El Paso, Houston, Port Aransas, San Angelo, Lubbock and more

eBook Features: (Best viewed on tablet devices and smartphones)

  • Downloadable PDF and offline maps prevent roaming and data charges
  • Effortlessly navigate and jump between maps and reviews
  • Add notes to personalise your guidebook experience
  • Seamlessly flip between pages
  • Bookmarks and speedy search capabilities get you to key pages in a flash
  • Embedded links to recommendations' websites
  • Zoom-in maps and images
  • Inbuilt dictionary for quick referencing

The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet's San Antonio, Austin & Texas Backcountry Road Trips is perfect for exploring San Antonio, Austin and Texas Backcountry in the classic American way - by road trip!

About Lonely Planet: Lonely Planet is a leading travel media company and the world’s number one travel guidebook brand, providing both inspiring and trustworthy information for every kind of traveler since 1973. Over the past four decades, we’ve printed over 145 million guidebooks and grown a dedicated, passionate global community of travelers. You’ll also find our content online, and in mobile apps, video, 14 languages, nine international magazines, armchair and lifestyle books, ebooks, and more.

Important Notice: The digital edition of this book may not contain all of the images found in the physical edition.

Birds of Texas Field Guide (Bird Identification Guides)

By Stan Tekiela

Adventure Publications Inc.
Paperback (436 pages)

Birds of Texas Field Guide (Bird Identification Guides)
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Make bird watching in Texas even more enjoyable! With Stan Tekiela’s famous field guide, bird identification is simple and informative. There’s no need to look through dozens of photos of birds that don’t live in Texas. This book features 170 species of Texas birds, organized by color for ease of use. Do you see a yellow bird and don’t know what it is? Go to the yellow section to find out. Fact-filled information, a compare feature, range maps, and detailed photographs help to ensure that you positively identify the birds that you see.

Texas Mushrooms: A Field Guide (Corrie Herring Hooks Series)

By Susan Metzler

University of Texas Press
Paperback (358 pages)

Texas Mushrooms: A Field Guide (Corrie Herring Hooks Series)
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Hundreds of species of mushrooms flourish in Texas, from the desert and semiarid regions of West Texas to the moist and acid soils of East Texas, where species that can also be found in South America live alongside those that might be spotted in Malaysia and Europe. Texas Mushrooms was the first—and is still the only—guide to all of the state’s mushrooms.

This colorful, easy-to-follow book will surprise and delight uninitiated nature enthusiasts while also supplying the experienced mushroom hunter with expert identification information. Excellent color photographs and precise descriptions of over 200 species will enable the mushroom hunter—even the amateur—to make quick, careful, easy distinctions between the edible varieties and the potentially toxic ones. In addition, kitchen-tested recipes are included, along with charts giving spore sizes and a list of recommended further reading.

In Texas, mushroom hunting can be a year-round, state-wide activity, and with this enticing field guide, collecting, identifying, and preparing wild mushrooms will become an activity the entire family can enjoy while appreciating the beauty of Texas from a new and fascinating angle.

Native Host Plants for Texas Butterflies: A Field Guide (Myrna and David K. Langford Books on Working Lands)

By Jim Weber & Roland H. Wauer

Texas A&M University Press
Released: 2018-09-05
Paperback (260 pages)

Native Host Plants for Texas Butterflies: A Field Guide (Myrna and David K. Langford Books on Working Lands)
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While many growers focus on attracting adult butterflies to their gardens, fewer know about the plants that caterpillars need to survive. Native host plants—wildflowers, trees, shrubs, vines, grasses, and sedges—not only provide a site for the butterfly to lay its eggs, they also provide a ready food source for the emerging caterpillar. Think of these plants as the nurseries of the garden. This user-friendly, heavily illustrated field guide describes 101 native larval host plants in Texas. Each species account includes descriptive information on each plant, a distribution map, and photos of both the caterpillars and adult butterflies who frequent those plants.

An adult butterfly may nectar on a wide variety of flowers, but caterpillars are much more restricted in their food sources. Some feed on only a limited number of plant species, so female butterflies seek out these specific plants to lay their eggs. For example, the host plants for Monarch caterpillars are various species of milkweed. Often, these plants are not the same as the ones the adult butterfly will later use for nectar.

Learning more about the plants caterpillars need is crucial for butterfly conservation. Butterflies’ dependency on specific caterpillar host plants is one of the key factors restricting their range and distribution. Armed with this knowledge, readers can also hone their ability to find specific species of breeding butterflies in nature. This is a handy guide whether you are in the field searching for butterflies or on the hunt for butterfly-friendly options at your local plant sale.

 


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