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Land of Bears and Honey A Natural History of East Texas by Joe C. Truett, Daniel W. Lay

Land of Bears and Honey A Natural History of East Texas



Land of Bears and Honey A Natural History of East Texas by Joe C. Truett, Daniel W. Lay

Winner, Ottis Lock Endowment Award for the best book on East Texas, East Texas Historical Association, 1985 Texas Literary Festival Award for Nonfiction (Southwestern Booksellers Association Dallas Times Herald), 1985 Annual Publication Award, Texas Chapter of the Wildlife Society, 1984 The story of the land, wildlife, and ecology of East Texas.


...this graceful blend of history, narrative and dialogue paints a noble portrait of one more disappearing chunk of Americana. * Los Angeles Times Book Review * In Land of Bears and Honey, East Texans have their own regional Walden, written with keen historical perspectives, literary style, and deep respect for the land. * East Texas Historical Journal * This elegant chronicle of the natural history of a once-rich area will appeal strongly to birders, ecologists, to anyone who enjoys the outdoors. * Publishers Weekly * To compare the style and content of this little book to that of the late Aldo Leopold is indeed high praise, yet the reviewer finds this comparison valid, both in content and style.... The book is a gem. * Quarterly Review of Biology *

About the Author

Joe C. Truett (1941-2011) was Senior Biologist at the Turner Endangered Species Fund. Daniel W. Lay (1914-2002) was a wildlife biologist in east Texas.

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Publication date

1st June 1984


Joe C. Truett, Daniel W. Lay

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University of Texas Press


198 pages


Conservation of the environment
Natural history



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