Texas is unique, not only because it is the only state to enter the Union by way of a treaty, but because a clause in that treaty gives Texas the right, in perpetuity, to divide into as many a five separate states. These Five States of Texas reflect the remarkable geographic variety of this vast landscape. From the plains and mountains, beaches and deserts, forests and rugged canyons, the Texas terrain is as diverse as its many-faceted culture.
With engaging intimacy, the images of Laurence Parent reveal this diversity of life, and terrain in the Lone Star State. You will see the compelling splendor of the Trans-Pecos region, the unparalleled veriety of the world's largest gulf, the grandeur of the East Texas woods, and the vastness of the northern prairies. Here too are the skylines of the world-class cities of Dallas, Houston, Ft. Worth, Austin and San Antonio along with images of cowboys, oil rigs, and ten gallon hats. From the Rio Grande River and Big Bend National Park to Guadalupe Mountains National Park, the landscapes of Texas unfold in the pages of this handsome book.