Priceless Florida: Natural Ecosystems and Native Species

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Pineapple Press Inc, 2004 - Nature - 423 pages
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Priceless Florida presents the incomparable ecological riches of this unique region in a way that will appeal to young and old, laypersons and scientists. A cornucopia of colorful illustrations and exquisite photos makes you feel you're there. The comprehensive text enlightens with facts and brims with intriguing curiosities while bridging multiple fields in a crisp, readable style that only seasoned science-educators like Drs. Whitney, Means, and Rudloe could offer. The authors enlighten us on every kind of natural area found within the Sunshine State. Imagine yourself trekking into a hammock, slogging through a swamp, floating down a river, strolling along a beach, hovering over a coral reef, or probing the depths of an underwater cave. You'll discover how everything from soils, rocks, water, and landforms shape flora and fauna -- and vice versa. You'll also learn how the survival of some of the world's most endangered species and ecosystems hinges on our actions.
  

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Gorgeous Priceless Florida

User Review  - caytmf - Overstock.com

Beautiful photography throughout. This compendium for the Florida native or visitor covers literally every aspect of Florida, from the geology and landforms past-present, to the incredibly diverse ... Read full review

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User Review  - Georgiavail - Goodreads

As I'm using this book for mild research, I suppose I should talk about the more concrete merits of this book...but it's super fun to read! With fantastic pictures and interesting facts that really ... Read full review

Contents

FLORIDAS NATURAL RICHES
3
INTERIOR UPLANDS
33
INTERIOR WETLANDS
123
INTERIOR WATERS
197
COASTAL WATERS
299
THE PAST AND THE FUTURE
361
Aquatic Caves Sinks Springs and Spring Runs 233 General Index
418
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About the author (2004)

Ellie Whitney grew up in New York City, was educated at Harvard and Washington universities, and has lived in Tallahassee since 1970. She has taught at Florida State and Florida A&M universities Bruce Means grew up in Alaska, has a Ph.D. in biology from the Florida State University, and is president of the Coastal Plains Institute and Land Conservancy Anne Rudloe has a Ph.D. in biology from Florida State University. She and her husband Jack Rudloe live in Panacea, Florida, where they run the Gulf Specimen Marine Laboratory

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