Why is the manatee just as imperiled today as it was 40 years ago?
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Investigative journalist and New York Times bestselling author Craig Pittman highlights the strange and the wonderful sides of Florida in these stories from throughout his career, offering rare insights into the heart of the Sunshine State.
The collision between Marie Selby Botanical Garden scientists and the smugglers of Phragmipedium Kovachii, a rare ladyslipper orchid hailed as the most significant and beautiful new species discovered in a century, led to search warrants, a grand jury investigation, and criminal charges.
Exposing the unseen environmental consequences of rampant sprawl, Pittman and Waite explain how wetland protection creates the illusion of environmental protection while doing little to stem the tide of destruction.