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Life on Matagorda Island

Author: Wayne H McAlister
Publisher: College Station : Texas A & M University Press, ©2004.
Series: Gulf Coast studies, no. 5.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"When Wayne and Martha McAlister moved to Matagorda Island, a wildlife refuge off the central Texas coast, they anticipated staying perhaps five years. But sent to take up duties with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Wayne McAlister fell under the island's spell the moment he stepped out of his aging house trailer and met his first Matagorda rattlesnake. Seven years later, the McAlisters were still observing the  Read more...
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McAlister, Wayne H.
Life on Matagorda Island.
College Station : Texas A & M University Press, ©2004
(DLC) 2003024640
(OCoLC)53376008
Named Person: Wayne H McAlister; Wayne H McAlister
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Wayne H McAlister
ISBN: 9781603446419 1603446419 1299053149 9781299053144
OCLC Number: 774384392
Language Note: English.
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [Place of publication not identified] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2011. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 244 pages) : illustrations, 1 map.
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Chapter 1. Living on the Edge. --
Chapter 2. Beach. --
Chapter 3. Marsh. --
Chapter 4. Unseen Fauna. --
Chapter 5. Comparative Anatomy. --
Chapter 6. Cardisoma. --
Chapter 7. Predation. --
Chapter 8. Death --
Chapter 9. Creatures We Have Known --
Chapter 10. Land --
Notes.
Series Title: Gulf Coast studies, no. 5.
Responsibility: by Wayne H. McAlister ; illustrations by Martha K. McAlister.
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A barrier beach is a paradox: appealing to visit but appalling to live on. Wayne McAlister moved to Matagorda Islandfor the US Fish and Wildlife Service, and seven years later, the McAlisters were  Read more...

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"I haven't been so moved by a natural history book since I read Rachel Carson's Under the Sea Wind forty years ago," says Rice University's Paul Harcombe about Life on Matagorda Island."

 
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