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Holiday Gifts from TU Press

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For the curious child in your life: The Complete ArteKids Book Set

These five books allow children to explore art in English and Spanish, as well as shapes, colors, numbers, and animals, in a unique and engaging way. Featuring artwork from the San Antonio Museum of Art. 

For your favorite archaeologist or armchair historian: Painters in Prehistory: Archaeology and Art of the Lower Pecos Canyonlands

Texas native or not, this book will interest those fascinated by culture with images of rock art and descriptions of the lives of ancient Rio Grande canyon dwellers. From basketry to botany, from warfare to shamanism, this book has something interesting for everyone. 

For the nature-lover or writer: Home Ground: A Guide to the American Landscape

This visionary reference of the American landscape combines geography, literature, and folklore to thrill language-lovers and tree-huggers alike. Literary descriptions of our land and water forms, now available in a smaller, field guide edition. 

For fans of poetry and the environment: The Ecopoetry Anthology

This poetry anthology celebrates the mysteries and wonders of nature and offers insights into the human experience with nature and the biological beauty that sustains us. 

For those curious about ecology and philosophy: The Donald Culross Peattie Library

Nine reissued works by a celebrated mid-century naturalist contemplate plants and animals, the American landscape, and the history of trade goods. Any one of the Peattie books will excite friends and family interested in nature or the environment this holiday season. 

For the foodie or relationship expert: Domesticity: A Gastronomic Interpretation of Love

This tour-de-force romp through the worlds of eating and eroticism will satisfy the food lover (and who doesn’t love eating at the holidays?) or the person in love. Shacochis muses on the relationship between heart and stomach, with essays and seventy-five recipes that nourish the senses and the soul.

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