Coverart for item
The Resource Exploring the Brazos River : from beginning to end, by Jim Kimmel ; photographs by Jerry Touchstone Kimmel ; foreword by Andrew Sansom

Exploring the Brazos River : from beginning to end, by Jim Kimmel ; photographs by Jerry Touchstone Kimmel ; foreword by Andrew Sansom

Label
Exploring the Brazos River : from beginning to end
Title
Exploring the Brazos River
Title remainder
from beginning to end
Statement of responsibility
by Jim Kimmel ; photographs by Jerry Touchstone Kimmel ; foreword by Andrew Sansom
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Annotation
Member of
Cataloging source
E7B
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1943-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kimmel, Jim
Dewey number
976.4
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
F392.B842
LC item number
K56 2011eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Kimmel, Jerry Touchstone
  • Sansom, Andrew
Series statement
River books
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Stream ecology
  • Brazos River Valley (Tex.)
  • Brazos River Valley (Tex.)
  • Brazos River Valley (Tex.)
  • HISTORY
  • Stream ecology
  • Travel
  • Texas
Summary expansion
<div><p>From its ancient headwaters on the semiarid plains of eastern New Mexico to its mouth at the Gulf of Mexico, the Brazos River carves a huge and paradoxical crescent through Texas geography and history. Its average flow is the largest of Texas rivers, but its floods, low flows, silt, and natural salt have often frustrated human desires. It is one of the most dammed of Texas rivers, but its lower four hundred miles constitute one of the longest undammed stretches of river in North America.<br />In<i>Exploring the Brazos River</i>, Jim Kimmel follows this long, changeable river from its rocky arms in West Texas, through the stretch made famous by John Graves in his classic book,<i>Goodbye to a River</i>, to its lumbering presence as it flows, undammed and mostly untouched, down the Brazos Valley and into the Gulf of Mexico.<br />Exploring the entire river system, Kimmel first sets the context of climate and geology that determines the characteristics of the Brazos. He then explains the ecological processes that define the Brazos watershed before focusing on four reaches of the river, from the headwaters to the mouth. Each chapter features the captivating photography of Jerry Touchstone Kimmel and includes maps, charts, and descriptions of the water, land, ecology, and people. To encourage readers to explore on their own, Kimmel closes the chapters with tips on where best to experience the river and the surrounding countryside.<br />Amateur and professional naturalists and outdoor enthusiasts of all stripes will find<i>Exploring the Brazos River</i>a practical and inspiring guide for the introduction ofor re-acquaintance withone of the most important, historic, and diverse natural resources in the Lone Star State.</p></div>
Label
Exploring the Brazos River : from beginning to end, by Jim Kimmel ; photographs by Jerry Touchstone Kimmel ; foreword by Andrew Sansom
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Water runs downhill -- The Brazos as an ecological system -- The lost river -- Many arms of God -- John Graves's dammed river -- The (almost) free Brazos -- The evolving Brazos -- Appendix: Plant and animal species of the Brazos River
Control code
747411372
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 online resource (x, 178 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781603444804
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
color illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)747411372
Label
Exploring the Brazos River : from beginning to end, by Jim Kimmel ; photographs by Jerry Touchstone Kimmel ; foreword by Andrew Sansom
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Water runs downhill -- The Brazos as an ecological system -- The lost river -- Many arms of God -- John Graves's dammed river -- The (almost) free Brazos -- The evolving Brazos -- Appendix: Plant and animal species of the Brazos River
Control code
747411372
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 online resource (x, 178 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781603444804
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
color illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)747411372

Library Locations

    • Thomas Jefferson LibraryBorrow it
      1 University Blvd, St. Louis, MO, 63121, US
      38.710138 -90.311107
Processing Feedback ...