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GB0017. Padre Island National Seashore

GB0017. Padre Island National Seashore: A Guide to the Geology, Natural Environments, and History of a Texas Barrier Island

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GB0017. Padre Island National Seashore: A Guide to the Geology, Natural Environments, and History of a Texas Barrier Island, by B. R. Weise and W. A. White. 94 p., 121 figs., 1 table, 1 plate. 1980; reprinted 1991. GB0017, $5.00. Padre Island National Seashore is on one of the southernmost links in the chain of barier islands and peninsulas along the Texas coast. This nontechnical guide discusses the origin, active processes, and environments of Padre Island and Laguna Madre in the National Seashore area, as well as the history of human interaction with island and lagoon environments. Aerial and ground photographs, schematic diagrams, and a large-scale, full-color environmental geologic map are included in this guidebook to illustrate the dynamic character of the island and the importance of maintaining balances among the sensitive natural environments.