Galveston Bay is the recreational center of the Texas coast - a fishing, boating, and birdwatching playground for the almost four million people who live on or near it. Sally E. Antrobus has produced a book for residents and visitors alike that tunes them in to what is happening in, on, and to the bay - the book she herself wished for when she first came to live nearby. Beginning with a short, incisive history of the peopling of the area, Antrobus describes how the bay works ecologically and how it is put to work, for recreation and for commerce; how nature both contributes to and controls the human enterprise there; and how power and politics can destroy all the bay has to offer.The oldest marina is Seabrook Shipyard, which can berth some 850 vessels and offers heavy-duty repair (Living in the Bay Area 2001). Add windsurfing, rowing, kayaking, waterskiing, surfing, skimboarding, and the noisy mayhem of Jet Skis, anbsp;...
|Author||:||Sally E. Antrobus|
|Publisher||:||Texas A&M University Press - 2005-09-05|