Suggested Course Texts:
Natural History

Our Suggested Course Texts pages list titles intended for classroom use. For a complete list of our titles in natural history, go to our general natural history page.

Botany

Nature, Culture, and Big Old Trees
By Kit Anderson

Sacred Leaves of Candomblé
By Robert A. Voeks

Trees of Central Texas
By Robert A. Vines

Wildflowers and Other Plants of Texas Beaches and Islands
By Alfred Richardson

Conservation

Defending the Land of the Jaguar
By Lane Simonian

The Earth Remains Forever
By Rob Jackson

The Green Republic
By Sterling Evans

Killing the Hidden Waters
By Charles Bowden

The Maya Tropical Forest
By James D. Nations

A Place in the Rain Forest
By Darryl Cole Christensen

Playas of the Great Plains
By Loren M. Smith

Saving Migrant Birds
By John Faaborg

Wildlife Sanctuaries and the Audubon Society
By John M. "Frosty" Anderson

Latin America

Animals and Plants of the Ancient Maya
By Victoria Schlesinger

Birds of Belize
By H. Lee Jones

A Field Guide to the Birds of Mexico and Adjacent Areas
By Ernest Preston Edwards

Field Guide to the Songbirds of South America
By Robert S. Ridgely and Guy Tudor

Field Guide to the Wildlife of Costa Rica
By Carrol L. Henderson

The Green Republic
By Sterling Evans

The Maya Tropical Forest
By James D. Nations

Nature, Culture, and Big Old Trees
By Kit Anderson

A Place in the Rain Forest
By Darryl Cole Christensen

Sacred Leaves of Candomblé
By Robert A. Voeks

Walking the Forest with Chico Mendes
By Gomercindo Rodrigues
Edited and translated by Linda Rabben

Nature Writing

Adventures with a Texas Naturalist
By Roy Bedichek

Comanche Midnight
Essays by Stephen Harrigan

Earth, Water, and Sky
By Paul A. Johnsgard

God's Country or Devil's Playground
Edited by Barney Nelson

The Seasons of the Robin
By Don Grussing

A Wetland Biography
By Gay M. Gomez

What Wildness Is This
Edited by Susan Wittig Albert, Susan Hanson, Jan Epton Seale, and Paula Stallings Yost

North America

The Cast Iron Forest
By Richard V. Francaviglia

Creating Outdoor Classrooms
By Lauri Macmillan Johnson, with Kim Duffek

Living with Coyotes
By Stuart R. Ellins

Wildflowers and Other Plants of Texas Beaches and Islands
By Alfred Richardson

Wetland and Riparian Areas of the Intermountain West
Edited by Mark C. McKinstry, Wayne A. Hubert, and Stanley H. Anderson

Texas

Karánkaway Country
By Roy Bedichek

The Mammals of Texas
By David Schmidly

Texas Earthquakes
By Cliff Frohlich and Scott D. Davis

Trees of Central Texas
By Robert A. Vines

Venomous Snakes of Texas
By Andrew H. Price

Water in Texas
By Andrew Sansom

Wildflowers and Other Plants of Texas Beaches and Islands
By Alfred Richardson

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