Trinity University Press

Forthcoming Books

Steel on Stone: Living and Working in the Grand Canyon

Nathaniel Farrell Brodie (author)

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Paperback release: Feb 2019

Grand Canyon National Park has been called many things, but home isnt often one of them. Yet after years of traveling the globe, Nathaniel Brodie found his home there. Steel on Stone is Brodie’s account of a season living in the canyon and draws from the eight years he worked on a National Park Service trail crew navigating a vast and unforgiving land. Embedded alongside Brodie and his crew, readers experience...

Putting on the Dog: The Animal Origins of What We Wear

Melissa Kwasny (author)

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Hardcover release: Apr 2019

Putting on the Dog explores the age-old relationship between humans and animals, providing fascinating details about the historic and current use of animals in clothing. In the spirit of The Orchid Thief and The Omnivore’s Dilemma, Melissa Kwasny travels the globe gathering firsthand accounts of traditions and manufacturing methods, from aboriginal to modern, as she investigates the phenomenology of silk, skin, wool,...

A first-rate, engaging exploration of the natural and environmental origins of clothing, interwoven with delightful narratives of Kwasnys investigative travels.Dale Peterson, author of Jane Goodall: The Woman Who Redefined Man

Humans of San Antonio

Michael Cirlos (author)

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Along with Humans of New York, which aims to share the stories of New Yorkers, Humans of San Antonio is part of the Global Humans Project, a network of major cities around the world dedicated to capturing a glimpse into the lives of everyday citizens. San Antonio joins the ranks of cities from Amsterdam to Rio de Janeiro, photographed and shown through social media to the world. Michael Cirlos, the photojournalist...

Authentic and honest.San Antonio Current

Tides: The Science and Spirit of the Ocean

Jonathan White (author), Peter Matthiessen (foreword)

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In Tides, writer, sailor, and surfer Jonathan White takes readers across the globe to discover the science and spirit of ocean tides. In the Arctic, White shimmies under the ice with an Inuit elder to hunt for mussels in the dark cavities left behind at low tide; in China, he races the Silver Dragon, a twenty-five-foot tidal bore that crashes eighty miles up the Qiantang River; in France, he interviews the monks that...

A wonderfully paced account.... White offers clear explanations of how tides work and scientific giants such as Aristotle, Copernicus ... and others helped us get where we...Wall Street Journal

The Changing Face of San Antonio: An Insider's View of an Emerging International City

Nelson W. Wolff (author), Henry Cisneros (foreword)

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Nelson Wolff, Bexar County judge and former San Antonio mayor, has been an active participant in the city’s political and business community for five decades. His first book, Transforming San Antonio, highlighted four major initiatives that created the economic revitalization of the Southwest’s most vibrant city: building the AT&T Center; expanding the River Walk north to the Pearl Brewery; securing the Toyota...

A Ranching Saga: The Lives of William Electious Halsell and Ewing Halsell

William Curry Holden (author), José Cisneros (illustrations)

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A Ranching Saga tells the story of father and son pioneer ranchers in the Southwest. Around the turn of the century, William Electious Halsell and Ewing Halsell were integral to the growing ranching industry in Texas and Oklahoma. Through newspaper accounts, legal documents, personal correspondence, and interviews with family members, friends, and acquaintances, A Ranching Saga  recounts the lives of these two...

Laika's Window: The Legacy of a Soviet Space Dog

Kurt Caswell (author)

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Laika began her life as a stray dog on the streets of Moscow and died in 1957 aboard the Soviet satellite Sputnik II. Initially the USSR reported that Laika, the first animal to orbit the earth, had survived in space for seven days, providing valuable data that would make future manned space flight possible. People believed that Laika died a painless death as her oxygen ran out. Only in recent decades has the real...

Caswell positions Laika as an animal astronaut rather than a lab animal and showcases the bond between Laika and the Soviet space scientists, redefining the story of Laika... — Chris Dubbs, author of Animals in Space: From Research Rockets to the Space Shuttle

Rollergirls: The Story of Flat Track Derby

Felicia Graham (author)

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Flat track roller derby is one of the country’s fastest growing sports. What started as a single league in Austin, Texas, a couple of decades ago has grown into an international phenomenon, with nearly two thousand leagues around the world. Rollergirls captures the spirit of the game, which is poised to become an Olympic sport, and highlights the women who have become known as the godmothers of modern-day roller...

Graham has assembled one of the biggest visual archives of the world’s fastest-growing women’s sport.Austin American-Statesman

Trinity University: Honoring the Past, Shaping the Future

Trinity University (author)

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Trinity University: Honoring the Past, Shaping the Future showcases the stories, moments, and people of the Trinity community’s 150-year journey. From its beginnings in a lone building in Tehuacana to its roots today in the heart of San Antonio, Trinity’s story is one of resilience, ambition, and success. Founded with the vision to create a new university of the highest order, Trinity’s commitment to innovative...