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.
Kenneth L. Krysko, Kevin M. Enge, and Paul E. Moler
Pub Date: 2/12/2019
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.
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.
Richard P. Wunderlin, Bruce F. Hansen, and Alan R. Franck
Pub Date: 1/8/2019
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.
In 2010, artist and biologist Brandon Ballengée saw firsthand the largest environmental disaster in United States history—the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Within this book are his visual responses to the tragedy; locked in jars, suspended in alcohol, posed in petri dishes, Ballengée’s forms tell stories of species altered and obliterated.