River Road Vistas by William MacLeod. Easy to read and understand, this book describes how volcanoes, millions of years ago, created some of the most striking scenery in Texas. The author includes vivid photographs, maps and diagrams explaining the landscape and geology of this River Road loop in layman's terms.
A superb souvenir of this exotic terrain, River Road Vistas begins in Alpine, takes you down near the entrance to Big Bend National Park at Study Butte, winds along the Rio Grande to Presidio, then up to Marfa through the old silver mining area of Shafter, and back to Alpine. Texas Geological Press, 2008. 184 pages, 7 1/4" x 9 1/2" paperbound.
NOTE: Autographed copies are no longer available.