Texas Crawdads Book - A Unique Christmas Gift This Year
Crawdad Club Designs, www.texascrawdads.com, publishers of the new Texas Crawdads - A field Guide to the Crawfish Species of Texas, announce free gift wrapping for all their books sent as Christmas gifts this year.
According to Nathan Johnson, co-author of Texas Crawdads, “This is THE GIFT for Christmas 2008. This is not a video game, a shoot’em up television recording or movie video, nor a computer simulated reality or some other opportunity for your child to waste their day growing fat and unhealthy on the couch. This is a complete guide to experiencing nature in their local creeks, streams and ditches. This book is a chance for parents and grandparents to put something under the tree this year that will lead a child outside, into the occasional creeks and ditches in the parks and open spaces near their homes and guide them in learning about ecology, hydrology, conservation, natural history, exploration and the adventure of discovery. Remember it? That place we older folk used to go as kids?....a place called ’outside’”
While the field guide presents the crawfish species of Texas, most of the information found within is also useful when exploring aquatic habitat outside of Texas. The book describes and has illustration for most organisms encountered in aquatic habitats including the insects, reptiles and amphibians, plants, fishes, and other invertebrates.
A review of the book may be found in the November 2008 issue of the Journal of Crustacean Biology. Wicksten, M. K., 2008. Book review: Texas Crawdads. Journal of Crustacean Biology. 28(04): 745.
The Texas Parks and Wildife Department will also be airing an interview with co-author Nathan Johnson on their Passport to Texas radio show on December 11 and 12, 2008. You can find what station nearest you airs the show and when, on the shows website: passporttotexas.org/listen
Texas Crawdads is written for mentors of young people interested in aquatic life, youngsters with experience in crawfishing, naturalists, biologists, and anyone with an interest in nature.
Readers learn about the life and habitat of Texas crayfish and how to identify, locate, catch, show, grow, collect, photograph and draw them.. The text reviews thirty seven species and several varieties found in Texas and gives a synopsis of how the present understanding of them developed.
The book depicts animals that are likely to be caught along with crawfish. Color photos present Texas crayfish in actual size. Species are presented individually and as recognizable groupings. Multiple photos of each species help readers better understand the potential for variation of appearance in an individual species.
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