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Ribbons of Time.
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Photographs by Walter W. Nelson. Text by Douglas Preston.
Midwestern State University Press, Wichita Falls, 2006. Unpaged,

The Big Bend country of Texas remains one of the most extraordinary landscapes in America. The geology of the Big Bend has been called the most complex on earth, a land built and wrecked over 700 million years by earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, lava flows, floods, faulting, uplifts and erosion. It contains every kind of mountain known to geology. The Big Bend is home to some of the richest flora and fauna in North America, thick with mountain lions, rare bighorn desert sheep, and more species of birds than any other piece of land its size in North America.

Five years ago, the well-known Texas photographer Walter W. Nelson asked Douglas Preston to join him on an unusual adventure: to explore a virtually unknown canyon in the Big Bend of Texas and write a book about it. Their exploration has resulted in Ribbons of Time, a magnificent volume of photographs by Nelson, with text by Preston, which will be published in July in a very small printing by Midwestern State University Press. Ribbons of Time will not be available in most bookstores.

About the limited edition:

The publishers have created a special, signed, limited edition of Ribbons of Time, limited to 50 and slipcased. Each copy is numbered, and personally signed by Douglas Preston and Walter Nelson. Three original, signed photographic prints, suitable for framing, come with each volume.
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