Browse by Subject: Florida

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Amphibians and Reptiles of Florida

Florida is home to a more diverse variety of amphibians and reptiles than any other state due to its wide array of ecosystems—from pine forests to the subtropical Everglades to the tropical Keys—and its large number of established nonnative species. This volume is a comprehensive account of the 219 species known to exist in the state.

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Grasses of Florida

Grasses are the fourth largest family of flowering plants worldwide. In Florida, grasses occur in every habitat and are the dominant ground cover across many regions. Grasses of Florida is the first complete systematic account of the grasses that occur in the wild throughout the state.  

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Flora of Florida, Volume VI: Dicotyledons, Convolvulaceae through Paulowniaceae

This sixth volume of the Flora of Florida collection continues the definitive and comprehensive identification manual to the Sunshine State’s 4,000 kinds of native and non-native ferns and fern allies, nonflowering seed plants, and flowering seed plants. Volume VI contains the taxonomic treatments of 19 families of Florida’s dicotyledons.

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Imagining Florida: History and Myth in the Sunshine State

This stunning anthology presents nearly 200 works of art that illustrate the history and diversity of Florida. Selected from public and private collections across the United States, these paintings, drawings, and photographs—some not widely seen before—display how the Sunshine State has inspired leading figures in American art as well as popular local folk artists.            

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St. Augustine's Ghosts: The History behind the Hauntings

From doomed pirates to mischievous soldiers to spectral nuns, this collection of 38 spine-chilling tales features famous spirits from St. Augustine’s legendary paranormal past.

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William Morgan: Evolution of an Architect

Morgan was unique among architects for his interest in ancient North America and for blending a modern style characterized by its rejection of history with the design language of prehistory. Highlighting how his work has impacted many areas of architecture such as urban design, this book celebrates Morgan’s continuing legacy.  

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Harold Newton: The Original Highwayman

From the best-selling author of The Highwaymen comes the story of the group’s most prolific and most sought after painter. 65 color plates.

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Gamble Rogers: A Troubadour's Life

Beloved raconteur, environmentalist, and down-home philosopher, Gamble Rogers (1937–1991) ushered in a renaissance of folk music to a place and time that desperately needed it. In this book, Bruce Horovitz tells the story of how Rogers infused Florida’s rapidly commercializing landscape with a refreshing dose of homegrown authenticity and how his distinctive music and personality touched the nation.  

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Drawn to the Deep: The Remarkable Underwater Explorations of Wes Skiles

Dan’s Cave looks like the entrance to the underworld. Two divers swim along a luminous blue-green passage, flashlights cutting through the water, a dark mass of stalactites suspended overhead. This is the breathtaking National Geographic cover photo taken by Wes Skiles (1958–2010), a top nature photographer who died in a diving accident before the issue was published.  

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Double Vision

From the introduction by Adam N. Justice:  

 

“Richard Heipp progresses the dialogue between painting and photography, exploiting mechanical processes to alter the viewer’s visual and physical interactions with a painting. Although his paintings are manually produced, they begin as 35mm photographs or high resolution digital scans. They are at once pictorial illusions while also being interactive objects that force us to shift our viewpoints in order to better realize their physical and formal features.