Browse by Subject: Florida

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The Timucua Indians -- A Native American Detective Story

An interactive, hands-on introduction to the inhabitants of 16th-century Florida and the methods that archaeologists and historians use to study them. 47 "Detective Directives" invite kids to follow clues & conduct their own investigative activities:

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Contemplations of a Primal Mind

Essays from popular Native American author White Deer of Autumn on the theme of living in a primal, sacred relationship to the natural world. Emphasizing New Age and Native American spiritual themes, he shares oral tradition narratives

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Getting Naked with Harry Crews: Interviews

26 interviews conducted between 1972 and 1997 with novelist Harry Crews (author of 23 books) who discusses writing, literary influences, his fascination with so-called freaks, love of blood sports, and the impact of alcohol and drugs on his life and work.

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Idella Parker: From Reddick to Cross Creek

The further chronicles of Marjorie K. Rawlings' "Perfect Maid," who tells here of her early years as a young black school teacher, offers new stories of her 10 years with MKR, & details her experience of black life in rural central Florida since then.

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Surrounded on Three Sides

Hiaasenesque, classic reprint of a 1958 satire of the early days of Florida development. The protagonist, a NY City PR man seeking peace in Florida, uses his PR skills to "unsell" Florida & discourage tourists, investors, & developers away forever.

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Fossiling in Florida: A Guide for Diggers and Divers

Completely illustrated, accessible guide to amateur fossil hunting on land and under water in Florida. Tells how and where to hunt for the remains of mammoths, mastodons, saber-toothed cats and other

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Vegetable Gardening in Florida

Full-color, illustrated, eco-friendly guide for weekend gardeners and full-time farmers. Sections include site selection, vegetable variety, soil fertilization, climate variables,

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Beechers, Stowes, and Yankee Strangers: The Transformation of Florida

This book tells the story of Harriet Beecher Stowe (author of Uncle Tom’s Cabin), her brother Charles, and a small group of Yankee reformers who lived in Reconstruction Florida

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Palmetto Leaves

First published in 1873, Palmetto Leaves is a collection of idyllic sketches by famed author Harriet Beecher Stowe (author of Uncle Tom’s Cabin) describing idyllic Florida life in the late 1800s. Descriptions of picnicking,

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Government in the Sunshine State: Florida Since Statehood

A concise and accessible history of the state’s unique political system, its development over the last 150 years, and the most important issues facing it today. Explores the shaping influences of: the state’s early ties to Spain and Great Britain,