Browse by Subject: Florida

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Flora of Florida, Volume I: Pteridophytes and Gymnosperms

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

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The Liguus Tree Snails of South Florida

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

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Up for Grabs: A Trip Through Time and Space in the Sunshine State

A wandering Floridian who made his way home in the early 1970s, John Rothchild writes about the state with the savvy of a native and the perspective of an outsider. His personal and historical travelogue reads alternately like a litany of 20th-century ills and a Monty Python rendering of the Great American Dream. In Florida, both versions are true.

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Castles in the Sand: The Life and Times of Carl Graham Fisher

This definitive biography of the famous developer traces the life of a fascinating entrepreneur. Born in Indiana, Fisher helped build the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and headed promotion for the Indy 500. But these feats were only prologue to his grandest

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The Everglades: An Environmental History

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,

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Orange Pulp: Stories of Mayhem, Murder, and Mystery

This collection of Florida short stories and novellas from the masters of murder mystery is perfect for connoisseurs of crime fiction. Includes works from such notable authors as John D. MacDonald, Stephen Ransome, and Mary Roberts Rinehart. Also

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Colonial Plantations and Economy in Florida

This illustrated collection documents the rich history of Florida's earliest indigo, rice, and cotton plantations, timbering operations, and Atlantic commericial networks. Based on primary research in archives in England, Scotland, Spain, Cuba, Minorca,

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Beyond the Theme Parks: Exploring Central Florida

Illustrated guide to Central Florida for both tourists and residents written by a popular local radio arts announcer:

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The French in Early Florida: In the Eye of the Hurricane

Depicts the dramatic fate of the expeditions that attempted to plant a permanent French presence on North America's eastern seaboard during the 1560s. This campaign became one of the most stunning defeats in the history of European colonialism when

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My Weeds: A Gardener's Botany

A practical & philosophical foray into the secret lives of the world's most hated plants, from the author of native gardening classic Noah's Garden. Incredibly adaptive, weeds are a gardener's best teachers. Stein demonstrates what weeds tell us about a