Good. 1967 Hardcover [1st ed. ] illus. (1 fold. ), facsims., fold. map. xi, 242 p. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Shipped to over one million happy customers. Your purchase benefits world literacy!
Good in Fair jacket. Ex Libris. 8vo-7¾"-9¾" Tall. Jacket very chipped, with 2 closed tears. Blue cloth boards sunned on top edges. Pages are clean, text has no markings, binding is sound. Small stain on sheet edges. Prior owner name on fep.
Fair. 242 pages. Hardcover with dustjacket. Reading copy. Dustjacket is quite worn. TEXAS. Once, not so long ago, vast areas of unspoiled wilderness stretched across Texas. There were miles of rich grasslands and deep woods thick with game. Majestic cliffs towered over brilliantly colored canyonds, and ancient caverns yielded fabulous relics of early man. The wilderness was a lavish and undisturbed Eden. Then came modern man. Now overgrazing has turnd thye grasslands into sand and scrub. Pipelines slash through thickets, their seepage poisoning the vegetation. Gravel and mineral companies rip into the cliffs, reducing legendary mountains to rubble, and highways violate the silent grandeur of the canyons, The wilderness is disappearing at the rate of fifty acres a day. Little remains of these untouched areas, but that little is an infinitely precious part of our American heritage, Justice Douglas's book is a stirring plea for its preservation. These are areas as rich in history and legend as they are in beauty, and, as Douglas tells tales of the past and describes some of his own adventures, readers will share his dismay at the senseless devastation. Here is a book that will challenge not only Texans, but all Americans, to protect the fragile beauty of their land from"modern Ahabs." Includes an Index. (Key Words: William O. Douglas, Wilderness, Trees, Shrubs, Texas, Conservation, Rio Grande River, Overgrazing, Peter Koch, Guadalupes, Edwards Plateau, Capte Falls, Big Bend National Park).
Very Good in Very Good jacket. Book. 8vo-over 7¾-9¾" tall. Blue cloth boards show light rubbing and a small push to upper spine. The interior is clean and the binding is tight. The dust jacket is lightly rubbed and chipped, and has two small closed tears, approximately 1/4" on front.
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