Essays by a pioneering Florida horticulturist describing tropical Ft. Myers and other favorite natural places in Florida, early Florida gardens and gardeners (including Edison, David Fairchild, and Charles Deering), and his observations on a variety
Essays by a pioneering Florida horticulturist describing his first gardens in Florida, early experiences with the climate and soils, and observations on a wide range of plants including conifers, live oaks, myrtles, orchids, flowering trees, bromeliads,
Conservation and management of Florida’s vulnerable wildlife and their habitat has been of great concern for decades, and Florida’s Fragile Wildlife is a primer for natural resource managers on how to achieve it. Examining more than 20 threatened species
Illustrated with hundreds of photographs and drawings, this authoritative yet readable book describes the fossil vertebrates found in Florida--many unique to the state--and summarizes more than 100 years of paleontological discoveries and research.
The first of a proposed eight-volume comprehensive reference to the more than 3,800 vascular plants, native and non-native, known to occur growing wild in the state, this fully-illustrated guide provides descriptions of all species of ferns and
Some of the most beautiful and vivid shells in the world are found not on the beaches but in the trees of south Florida. This colorfully illustrated book offers for the first time a comprehensive survey of these rare snails and their shells. Written in an
The first environmental history of what is considered by many to be the most endangered ecosystem in North America. Begins with the Everglades’ geologic origins and covers the period of early habitation by Native Americans,
Eighteen of Florida’s best-loved writers, including Carl Hiaasen, Al Burt, Randy Wayne White, the late Archie Carr and others, share their love for Florida’s natural beauty and their commitment to preserving it.
For 500 years, visitors to Florida have discovered magic. In Some Kind of Paradise, an eloquent social and environmental history of the state, Mark Derr describes how this exotic land is fast becoming a victim of its own allure.