Death In Big Bend

by Laurance Parent

Death In Big Bend

To Live & Die In Big Bend National Park, Be Safe - Enjoy Your Stay

Most visitors to Big Bend National Park enjoy a wonderful, incident-free vacation and return home with great photos, thrilling memories, and stories of excitement and adventure. But accidents, even catastrophes, can happen. For a rare few park visitors, a simple mistake, a lack of adequate preparation, or just plain bad luck has led to deadly or near deadly outcomes. Heat stroke, dehydration, hypothermia, drowning, falls, lightning, and even murder have claimed victims at Big Bend.

This book chronicles selected serious injuries, dramatic rescues, and tragic fatalities that have occurred in the park since the early 1980s. Death in Big Bend contains useful information that could one day save your life.

Laurence Parent - Author & Photographer

Laurence Parent was born and raised in New Mexico. After receiving a petroleum engineering degree at the University of Texas at Austin in 1981, he practiced engineering for six years before becoming a full-time freelance photographer and writer specializing in landscape, travel, and nature subjects. Hundreds of his photos appear in calendars and publications every year and he has authored 41 books.

His article and photo credits include National Geographic Traveler , Men´s Journal, Outside, Backpacker, Sierra, Natural History, National Parks, Newsweek, Arizona Highways, Travel & Leisure, and The New York Times. He contributes regularly to regional publications such as Texas Highways, Texas Monthly, New Mexico Magazine, and Texas Parks & Wildlife. Parent has done 38 books.

His latest is a large format color book, Big River, Rio Grande, that was released in the fall of 2009. Another large format color book, Portrait of Austin, was released in October 2008. In 2007, the large format coffee-table book, New Mexico Wild and Beautiful, was published. Also in 2007, he had three other books published: Austin Impressions, San Antonio Impressions, and Santa Fe Impressions. Additional books and credits appear on his website,

ISBN Binding Pages Retail
978-0-9745048-7-2 Trade Paper 202 $18.95

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