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Author Antrobus, Sally.

Title Galveston Bay / Sally E. Antrobus
Edition First edition
Published College Station : Texas A & M University Press, [2005]
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Description 1 online resource (xiii, 225 pages) : illustrations (some color), map
Series Gulf Coast studies ; no. 8
TAM travel guides
Gulf Coast studies ; no. 8
TAM travel guides.
Contents From Bayou to Bayou City -- A Hardworking Bay -- Recreational Riches -- Hurricanes and Floods -- Bay Politics -- The Container Port Juggernaut -- Destinations -- Events -- Hopes and Fears
Summary "Galveston Bay is the recreational center of the Texas coast - a fishing, boating, and birdwatching playground for the almost four million people who live on or near it. Sally E. Antrobus has produced a book for residents and visitors alike that tunes them in to what is happening in, on, and to the bay - the book she herself wished for when she first came to live nearby." "Beginning with a short, incisive history of the peopling of the area, Antrobus describes how the bay works ecologically and how it is put to work, for recreation and for commerce; how nature both contributes to and controls the human enterprise there; and how power and politics can destroy all the bay has to offer." --Book Jacket
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 207-216) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Natural history -- Texas -- Galveston Bay.
Galveston Bay (Tex.)
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2005004842
ISBN 1603446117 (electronic bk.)
9781603446112 (electronic bk.)