Peter R. Rose is a fifth-generation Texan and a geologist with more than fifty years of professional experience. The author of the definitive monograph on the Edwards Plateau of West Texas, he is descended from nineteenth-century settlers in Kimble County, where his family maintains ranching operations to the present day.
Pete Rose is a fine interpreter of our American past. . . . [drawing] from geology, history, ethnography, sociology, and environmental science to help us understand how the land and those who inhabited it influenced each other."" -Scott Zesch, author of The Captured: A True Story of Abduction by Indians on the Texas Frontier