Texas Water Atlas
Natural History - Geography
8.5 x 11, 152 pp.
17 color photos., 94 color maps., 3 tables., 9 graphs.
Pub Date: 06/05/2008
River Books, Sponsored by The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment, Texas State University
Price:        $24.95


Published by Texas A&M University Press

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Texas Water Atlas

By Lawrence E. Estaville and Richard A. Earl
Preface by Andrew Sansom

Rainfall, hurricanes, rivers, reservoirs, springs, lakes, aquifers, wetlands, floodplains, water parks, irrigation, wells—the list of water-related topics in Texas is long and critical to the state’s economic and political future. Texas Water Atlas provides the first comprehensive reference for water-related topics in Texas.

Geographers Lawrence E. Estaville and Richard A. Earl have compiled a host of data to visually convey vital information on Texas’ climate, surface and groundwater, water uses and hazards, water quantity and quality, recreation, future supply projections, and the environmental management of its water resources. In addition to more than 150 color maps, the book includes brief introductions to each chapter and a Texas water timeline that traces the state’s water events since European settlement.

An excellent resource for teachers, students, and policy makers, the atlas promises also to be an invaluable tool for conservation professionals and the general public.

LAWRENCE E. ESTAVILLE is professor of geography at Texas State University in San Marcos. An award-winning teacher, he has received the distinguished achievement award from the National Council for Geographic Education.RICHARD A. EARL, recipient of the distinguished teaching award from the National Council for Geographic Education, is associate professor of geography at Texas State University where he teaches courses on water resources and environmental management.

What Readers Are Saying:

"A comprehensive snapshot of Texas water topics, the atlas succeeds as a reference work and a source of background information.  Useful for regional library collections and those where students need credible comparative data."

"About the only thing it doesn't tell you is where the fish are biting."


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