Browse by Subject: Natural History

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The Annotated Old Fourlegs: The Updated Story of the Coelacanth

When scientist JLB Smith published Old Fourlegs: The Story of the Coelacanth in 1956, he created an international sensation. A dramatic account of the discovery of a creature thought to have been extinct for 65 million years, the book brought science into the living rooms of thousands. It was published in six English editions and translated into ten foreign languages. The Annotated Old Fourlegs brings this incredible story back to life for today’s readers.

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Tapping the Source: Inside UF's Water Institute

Tapping the Source takes us inside the UF Water Institute, where talent from throughout the university address complex water issues through innovative research, education, and public outreach programs.

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Identification and Geographical Distribution of the Mosquitoes of North America, North of Mexico

Because of the occurrence of mosquito-borne diseases and the widespread distribution of mosquitoes as pests to humans, professionals must know how to identify them. With its wealth of information, this book is the only one of its kind available for specialists working on mosquito-borne diseases and in mosquito control units, and for introductory and advanced students who study entomology.

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Returning North with the Spring

From the Everglades to Maine in the footsteps of Edwin Way Teale

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Fruits of Eden: David Fairchild and America's Plant Hunters

The man who transformed the American diet from bland to bam!

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Waterways: Sailing the Southeastern Coast

Frick-Ruppert sails Velella--named after a jellyfish with a sail--down the southeastern coast of the United States, from Charleston, South Carolina, to Palm Beach, Florida, and across the Gulf Stream to the Bahamas. Once aboard ship, readers are taken into an enchanting world of coastal animals that few ever experience.

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American Alligator: Ancient Predator in the Modern World

From the Age of Reptiles to suburban swimming pools, Kelby Ouchley chronicles the evolution of Alligator mississippiensis. 

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The Bottlenose Dolphin: Biology and Conservation

This comprehensive, colorfully-illustrated, and concise overview of the bottlenose dolphin provides fascinating facts on this captivating species, including up-to-date scientific assessment of dolphin evolution, behavior, ecology, morphology, reproduction, and genetics--while also tackling the difficult issues of dolphin conservation and management.

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The Windward Road: Adventures of a Naturalist on Remote Caribbean Shores, Revised Edition

Archie Carr’s unmatched style of nature writing, accessible to experienced naturalists and laypersons alike, explores some of nature’s darkest mysteries with humor and much delight.

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Corals of Florida and the Caribbean

A handy guide to some of the most beautiful creatures in the sea.