Plains, deserts, mountains, and water cover the great state of Texas, giving it one of our country?s most unique geographical landscapes. This book teaches students how Texas?s geography contributed to settling the state. It also discusses its influence on ways of life in both the past and present. Standard-driven content is made accessible by age-appropriate text and engaging images. Readers have additional opportunities to learn about the state?s wonderful wilderness through visually appealing graphic organizers, informative sidebars, and more.