Fog at Hillingdon is an amazing collaboration between the Meadows Center for Water and the Environment, Texas A&M University Press, world renowned photographer David K. Langford and several of his favorite people. Langford is accompanied on this project by his wife of 48 years, Myrna Langford. A fellow conservationist, Certified Master Naturalist, and a retiree of Trinity University’s Coates Library, Myrna put her research skills to work on this project to authenticate each quote in the book. O’Henry Award winning author Rick Bass wrote the essay on fog and conservation, and close friend Andrew Sansom, PhD, Executive Director of the Meadows Center for Water and the Environment, Texas State University, wrote the Foreword.
Widely respected nature, wildlife and western-image photographer David K. Langford stands as one of the industry’s most accomplished artists. By viewing photography as a form of art, Langford has generated — and continues to create — works as distinctive and memorable as the subjects he selects. Fog at Hillingdon, is his second book in the Kathie and Ed Cox Jr. Books on Conservation Leadership, sponsored by The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment, at Texas State University. His earlier book, Hillingdon Ranch: Four Seasons, Six Generations, photographed by Langford and co-authored with Lorrie Woodward-Cantu has been hailed one of the most important books on ranching and conservation ever published! (Read More)
Bass was born in Fort Worth, Texas, U.S., the son of a geologist, and he studied petroleum geology at Utah State University. He grew up in Houston, and started writing short stories on his lunch breaks while working as a petroleum geologist in Jackson, Mississippi. In 1987, he moved with his wife, the artist Elizabeth Hughes Bass, to the remote Yaak Valley, where he works to protect his adopted home from roads and logging. Rick serves on the board of both the Yaak Valley Forest Council and Round River Conservation Studies. In 2011 Rick moved from the Yaak area of Montana to Missoula, Montana. He continues to give readings, write, and teach around the country and world. He lives in Montana with his family. (Read More)
Andrew Sansom, PhD, Executive Director of the Meadows Center for Water and the Environment is one of Texas’ leading conservationists. He is a former Executive Director of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, and Executive Director of the Texas Nature Conservancy. For his commitment to the management and protection of natural resources, Dr. Sansom is a recipient of the Chevron Conservation Award, The Chuck Yeager Award from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, The Pugsley Medal from the National Park Foundation, the Seton Award from the International Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies, and the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Nature Conservancy. He is a Distinguished Alumnus of Austin College and Texas Tech University. (Read More)