Browse by Subject: Florida

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The Letters of George Long Brown: A Yankee Merchant on Florida's Antebellum Frontier

The Letters of George Long Brown provides an important eyewitness view of north Florida’s transformation from a subsistence and herding community to a market economy based on cotton, timber, and other crops, showing that these changes came about in part due to an increased reliance on slavery. Brown’s letters offer the first social and economic history of one of the most important yet little-known frontiers in the antebellum South.  

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How the New Deal Built Florida Tourism: The Civilian Conservation Corps and State Parks

Countering the conventional narrative that Florida’s tourism industry suffered during the Great Depression, this book shows that the 1930s were, in reality, the starting point for much that characterizes modern Florida’s tourism. David Nelson argues that state and federal government programs designed to reboot the economy during this decade are crucial to understanding the state today.

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The Nature of Plants: An Introduction to How Plants Work

Discover the wonders of plant life

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Made in Florida: Artists, Celebrities, Activists, Educators, and Other Icons in the Sunshine State

Wit and wisdom from 90 famous Floridians

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Picturing Apollo 11: Rare Views and Undiscovered Moments

Experience the excitement of the first moon landing on its 50th anniversary

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Florida and the 2016 Election of Donald J. Trump

Showing how “chaos candidate” Donald Trump scored critical victories in Florida in an election cycle that defied conventional political wisdom, this volume offers surprising insights into the 2016 Republican primary and presidential election. 

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Drying Up: The Fresh Water Crisis in Florida

Water wars and woes in a sinking state

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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.