Browse by Subject: Natural History

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The Florida Manatee: Biology and Conservation

The Florida Manatee is an engaging, accessible introduction to manatee biology from two scientists who have been at the forefront of manatee research for over three decades.

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The Art of Birds: Grace and Motion in the Wild

In photographs that surprise with their eye-catching composition and amaze with their detail, Jim Miller captures the beauty of birds as most people never see them, encouraging viewers to marvel at the elegant combination of form and function in bird species.

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The Palmetto Book: Histories and Mysteries of the Cabbage Palm

In this fascinating journey through the natural and cultural history of the palmetto, Jono Miller offers surprising facts and dispels common myths about an important native plant that remains largely misunderstood.

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Florida Scrub-Jay: Field Notes on a Vanishing Bird

With a writer’s eye and an explorer’s spirit, Mark Walters travels the state to report on the natural history and current predicament of Florida’s flagship bird, providing a portrait of a species on the brink.

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The Wilder Heart of Florida: More Writers Inspired by Florida Nature

In this captivating collection, Florida’s most notable authors, poets, and environmentalists take readers on a journey through the natural wonders of the state.

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Seeking the American Tropics: South Florida's Early Naturalists

For centuries, the southernmost region of the Florida peninsula was seen by outsiders as wild and inaccessible, one of the last frontiers in the quest to understand and reveal the natural history of the continent. This book tells the stories of the explorers and adventurers who—for better and for worse—helped open the unique environment of South Florida to the world.

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Journey of a River Walker: Paddling the St. Johns River

When Ray Whaley set out to accomplish his bucket-list goal of kayaking the length of the St. Johns River, it didn’t take long for him to realize he was in over his head. The longest river in Florida, stretching 310 miles between Vero Beach and Jacksonville, the St. Johns had been paddled in its entirety by only a handful of people. Whaley found himself blazing his own trail on an exciting and unexpected adventure.           

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Flora of Florida, Volume VII: Dicotyledons, Orobanchaceae through Asteraceae

This seventh volume of the Flora of Florida collection continues the definitive and comprehensive identification manual to the Sunshine State’s 4,400 kinds of native and non-native ferns and fern allies, nonflowering seed plants, and flowering seed plants. Volume VII concludes the taxonomic treatments of Florida’s dicotyledons.

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Geologic History of Florida: Major Events That Formed the Sunshine State

Geologic History of Florida covers the complete geologic history of the Sunshine State--a saga approximately 700 million years long.

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Drying Up: The Fresh Water Crisis in Florida

America’s wettest state is running out of water. Yes, Florida—with its swamps, lakes, extensive coastlines, and legends of life-giving springs—faces a drinking water crisis that most people don’t see coming. Drying Up is a wake-up call and a hard look at what the future holds for those who call Florida home.