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A Moveable Marfa

Steve Miles is suddenly wealthy. Now he has to discover what that means as he moves from the bureaucratic rat race of Washington, D.C., to the laid-back peace of Marfa, Texas. Of course, he finds that wealth doesn’t equal personal fulfillment and, after many challenges, decides to embark upon a journey to figure out who he really is.Follow along on this thoughtful and at times, humorous, journey as he navigates the cultural complexity of an artist colony in West Texas, suffers his quirky family, explores the crowded but lonely streets of Paris, experiences the second coming of the “Lost Generation,” gets to know a very free-spirited Brazilian neighbor, and explores the culture of numerous villages in the South of France to ultimately find love and a far deeper self-awareness.A description of the project and the works presented.

Available on Amazon for Kindle and Paperback.


Big Thicket People

Living off the land—hunting, fishing, and farming, along with a range of specialized crafts that provided barter or cash income—was a way of life that persisted well into the twentieth century in the Big Thicket of southeast Texas. Before this way of life ended with World War II, professional photographer Larry Jene Fisher spent a decade between the 1930s and 1940s photographing Big Thicket people living and working in the old ways. His photographs, the only known collection on this subject, constitute an irreplaceable record of lifeways that first took root in the southeastern woodlands of the colonial United States and eventually spread all across the Southern frontier.

Big Thicket People presents Fisher’s photographs in suites that document a wide slice of Big Thicket life-people, dogs, camps, deer hunts, farming, syrup mills, rooter hogs and stock raising, railroad tie making, barrel stave making, chimney building, peckerwood sawmills, logging, turpentining, town life, church services and picnics, funerals and golden weddings, and dances and other amusements. Accompanying each suite of images is a cultural essay by Thad Sitton, who also introduces the book with a historical overview of life in the Big Thicket. C. E. Hunt provides an informative biography of Larry Jene Fisher.

Available on Amazon for Kindle and Hardback.


Houston Atlas of Biodiversity

The Houston metroplex and 24 surrounding counties possess striking natural beauty, unique biodiversity, and globally important ecological resources. With lively, engaging text and vivid color photographs and illustrations throughout, the Houston Atlas of Biodiversity highlights the variety, cultural importance, and global value of the natural environment found within the Houston Wilderness project area. Written by a consortium of authors in conjunction with the Houston Advanced Research Center (HARC) and Houston Wilderness, the Houston Atlas of Biodiversity focuses on habitats, animal and plant communities, and broad multi-county ecoregions. It demonstrates how local parks and preserves are part of an interconnected, diverse natural world. C E Hunt was the author of the chapter covering the Neches River.

Available on Amazon for Paperback.


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