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Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Llano Estacado Bibliography

Sibley Nature Center

"The Sibley Nature Center celebrates the southern Llano Estacado and the region surrounding it within 150 miles. Through programs given at its site of 49 acres in Hogan Park in Midland, Texas, and at schools, meeting rooms, ranches, and personal homes through out the region, the Sibley Nature Center seeks to encourage the region’s citizens to be knowledgeable about the flora, fauna, and history of the region."

The list is described as "Best Books about the Llano Estacado: The following is a list of the Best Books to Read (in one person’s opinion) to learn about West Texas History and Culture, and the best field guides for the flora and fauna. "

Sibley's topics include

History - Geology, Indians, Hispanic, Anglo,

Elmer Kelton's Best Books

20th Century



Natural History

The Bookshelfer came here for the bibliography but look!
"In the collections room are a plethora of resources:
a 1,000+ volume natural history library,
the Midland Archaeological Society’s 400 volume library,
the Frances Williams Memorial Bird Library,
an insect collection,
a bone collection,
the Midland County Herbarium,
the beginnings of a Hispanic cultural library,
the beginnings of a West Texas Historical library,
vertical files of magazine and scholarly journal articles,
a collection of West Texas county soil maps, and mounted specimens."
The online collection of essays on natural and people topics is quite admirable, a leader I'd say in that area as well.

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