Oil tycoon and Preston Hollow resident T. Boone Pickens will be signing copies of the coffee-table book Mesa Vista Ranch: Boone Pickens' Oasis in the Panhandle from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Oct. 12 at the Collector's Covey at 5550 Lovers Ln. in Inwood Village.

In the book, Pickens chronicles the history and development of his 68,000-acre ranch in the Texas Panhandle, according to a media release about the event. Pickens decided to produce the book after repeatedly being asked about the "ranch's history, conservation practices and the architecture of its structures."

Dallas Morning News outdoors reporter Ray Sasser wrote the book, and photographers Wyman Meinzer, Michael Partenio and Thomas Roberts provided the illustrations.

The 189-page book is being sold for $75, and all of the proceeds are going to benefit Park Cities Quail, which is a wildlife conservation initiative that strives sustain wild quail populations for hunting purposes and educates youth about the "quail hunting heritage in this region," according to the organization's website.