The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 103, July 1999 - April, 2000 Page: 310
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Notable Men and Women of
By Donald E. Chipman and
Harriett Denise Joseph
After years of archival
and Joseph here reveal
the real human beings
behind the legendary
figures who discov-
settled Spanish Texas
Cabeza de Vaca, best
known of the early ex-
Antonio Gil Ibarvo,"Fa-
ther of East Texas" and founder of Nacogdoches, and twelve
other prominent military, civil, and religious officials.The au
thors also devote a chapter to the women of Spanish Texas,
including Jane Long, often called the"Mother of Texas."
368 pp., b&w illus., maps
$17.95 paperback, $40.00 hardcover
Lizards on the Mantel,
Burros at the Door
A Big Bend Memoir
By Etta Koch with June Cooper Price
Etta Koch and her daugh-
ter June Price chronicle , r
their family's first years' 1 I .
residence in the new Big ' ti ltdl
Bend National Park. Etta l pWP
describes how her pho-
tographer husband Peter
Koch became captivated
by the region as a place
for natural history film- "
making-and how she
and their three daughters .
adapted to a pioneer
lifestyle during his
months' long absences on
the photo-lecture circuit.
She vividly and often humorously describes making a primi-
tive house into a home, getting to know the Park Service
personnel and other neighbors, coping with the local wild-
life, and learning to love the rugged landscape and the hardy
individuals who call it home.
214 pp., b&w photos
$16.95 paperback, $35.00 hardcover
At bookstores everywere.
fhris beautiful oversize boot presents exquisie paintings of
fory eig htilUeas birds chosen by the artist and t e editor as
their own personal greats.'S Sone Oi tie birds are as cow
mor as tey are b loved. Olthers are efiuitely life-list
birds--rare, beautiful, exoic- sou1dig, or all three at once.
tie atirors have also athiered a i skr of well-lnowrn Texas
birrIers an nature writers to offer personal, scientific, or li
Saty obser vations about each bird. In all, foty- eight writers,
one to a bird are included hre
97o ;7/o, Oi2pp., 4tcolor plates
Fronm the Cast lerras swamps atnd forests to tie Edwards Pla-
teau canyons and the irans Pecos mountains exas ss hostsa
surplrisitg num ber of native orchids. fins treartiftlily ilslu -
tratedi Itoo iciudes all 54 speces.Joe I iggios lovely color
photos present each orchid visu ally, while a full species de-
scription discusses its habitat and growing requirements The
species are grouped by genus and lied by color, county
and habitat for easy reference.The wide variety of inforoma-
iln in this bookl,which has never before been collected in
one volume for a general readershiip, mas kehis the essential
guide to exas' wild orchids.
erie erity 1o0s Series
i c 9 7his /4 pp., ceror rihros ra r
S29 95 hcerdover
aesuar A. artinez has long been recognized as one of the
most important figures of the Chicano art movement in
Texas and the United States .his bootl, which selves as the
catalog for a retrospective at the McNay Art Museumr sur
veys twenty rve years of the artist work, ftom his iirst
widely exhibited woris of the mid -190s through the
present. All of the artist's principal thematic groups are in-
ded rhe catalog Ig alsn include an essay by Dr. Carey ote
and at interview witi the artist by Dr Jacitto A. ulrarte,
plus a chronology, an_ exhibilons history, alnd a bibliography.
disflintrled ifo e Morion l(ooi er MtNy Alit urrseln,
5'i Ahiffoti c
S1/2 xo t in., 1t2 ppr color and bhw itns.
TstiyhtQ D5&d 5f i wr lE 1/t
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