Browse by Subject: Natural History

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Exotic Amphibians and Reptiles of the United States

The first complete field guide to the exotic amphibians and reptiles established in the continental United States and Hawai?i, this book provides practical identification skills and an awareness of the environmental impacts of these species.

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Urban Ecology for Citizens and Planners

This volume offers a wealth of information and examples for those looking to help bring urban environments into harmony with the natural world and make cities more sustainable.

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Imperiled Reef: The Fascinating, Fragile Life of a Caribbean Wonder

This book brings alive the richly diverse world of an underwater paradise, the second largest coral structure on the planet: the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef.

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The Ecology of the Trees, Shrubs, and Woody Vines of Northern Florida

This book is a compendium of ecological information on 244 species of trees, shrubs, and woody vines found in the northern half of the Florida peninsula and in the Florida panhandle.

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The Gulf South: An Anthology of Environmental Writing

Reaching from Texas to Florida and featuring a diverse array of voices from the past 100 years, this collection of environmental writing about the Gulf South region enriches how we understand the relationship between people and the rapidly changing ecology of the Gulf.

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The Classic Cattleyas: Updated Second Edition

Cattleyas, first introduced in 1818, are the flowers whose form and color defined the essence of tropical orchids for generations to come. This helpful and informative book describes each classic Cattleya species in fascinating detail and includes all that is required to appreciate and grow cattleyas successfully.

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Chocolate Crisis: Climate Change and Other Threats to the Future of Cacao

Addressing the threatened future of chocolate in our modern world, Dale Walters discusses the problems posed by plant diseases, pests, and climate change, looking at what these mean for the survival of the cacao tree.

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The Greenway Imperative: Connecting Communities and Landscapes for a Sustainable Future

In this eye-opening journey through some of America’s most innovative landscape architecture projects, Charles Flink shows why we urgently need greenways. A leading authority in greenway planning, design, and development, Flink presents inspiring examples of communities that have come together to build permanent spaces for the life-sustaining power of nature.   

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Wild Capital: Nature’s Economic and Ecological Wealth

In Wild Capital, Barbara Jones demonstrates that looking at nature through the lens of the marketplace is a surprisingly effective approach to protecting the environment. Showing that policy-makers and developers rarely associate wild places with monetary values, Jones argues that nature should be viewed as a capital asset like any other in order for environmental preservation to be a competitive alternative to construction projects.  

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Wildflowers of Florida and the Southeast