• Travel

Explorer's Guide North Florida & the Florida Panhandle: Includes St. Augustine, Panama City, Pensacola, and Jacksonville (Second Edition) (Explorer's Complete)


Author: Sandra Friend,Kathy Wolf
Publisher: The Countryman Press
ISBN: 1581577915
Category: Travel
Page: 424
View: 5540
This guide covers all of North Florida and the Panhandle south through Gainesville, including Pensacola, Panama City, Tallahassee, Jacksonville, and St. Augustine. Whether you’re looking for a vacation spot on the Gulf Coast, a wild river to paddle, a dramatic waterfall, or a historic homestead to visit, seasoned travel writers Friend and Wolf show you the best of everything in the region. Coverage includes Gainesville, Pensacola, Panama City, Tallahassee, Jacksonville, and St. Augustine, with hundreds of authoritative and dependable lodging and dining recommendations for the entire area.

    • History

Treasures of the Panhandle

A Journey Through West Florida
Author: Brian R. Rucker
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780813037608
Category: History
Page: 223
View: 401
Discover West Florida's Forgotten Historic and Natural Treasures "A wonderfully detailed guide by a seventh-generation resident to areas previously overlooked. History buffs and nature lovers will find this book a 'must-have' for excursions to out-of-the-way museums, historic sites, and pristine natural areas."--Jean Lufkin Bouler, author of Exploring Florida's Emerald Coast "Rucker's book is a gem. West Florida, long neglected and marginalized in the push of development of Central and South Florida, comes alive with possibilities. The book offers the reader an engaging ramble across what constitutes the 'real Florida': a state of mind and a sense of place. I finished reading it and my first thought was 'let's go exploring.'"--Margo S. Stringfield, coauthor of Historic Pensacola The westernmost counties that make up the Florida panhandle are often given short shrift in the state's comprehensive histories and derided as a "Redneck Riviera" in tourism brochures. In Treasures of the Panhandle Brian Rucker takes readers on a unique tour of his home region, highlighting the historic treasures and natural wonders found there. From Escambia along the Alabama border to Franklin on the banks of the Apalachicola River, the twelve counties of the panhandle include battlefields from the Redstick War of 1813-1814 and the First Seminole War four years later, twenty-four state parks, three state forests, one national forest, and a national seashore. There are caves (!) here, the world's largest air force base, and the first European settlement in North America. Treasures of the Panhandle is ideal for anyone interested in heritage tourism or eco-tourism. It offers additional information on now-lost treasures, as well as complete lists of National Register sites and Historical Markers. Brian R. Rucker, professor of history at Pensacola State College, is author of Arcadia: Florida's Premier Antebellum Industrial Park and Image and Reality: Tourism in Antebellum Pensacola.

    • Travel

Hidden Mickeys Go to Sea

A Field Guide to the Disney Cruise Line's Best Kept Secrets
Author: Smbbooks,Steven M. Barrett
Publisher: Smbbooks
ISBN: 9780692880456
Category: Travel
Page: 133
View: 9183
"Hidden Mickeys Go to Sea"contains an introduction to Hidden Mickeys followed by five scavenger hunts to find them with points awarded for discovering each Hidden Mickey on the four Disney Ships and Castaway Cay. Includes new Hidden Mickey information from the Disney Cruise Ships and Castaway Cay.

    • Travel

Explorer's Guide 50 Hikes in Central Florida (Second Edition)


Author: Sandra Friend
Publisher: The Countryman Press
ISBN: 1581579381
Category: Travel
Page: 272
View: 4437
A hike for every interest and ability! Florida’s landscape is a marvel of diversity, and Central Florida is its pinnacle. Footpaths range through salt marshes, river floodplains, and along coastal dunes and beaches. Trails pass through desert-like scrub islands, jungle-like hydric hammocks, and deep, dark bayous. There’s no better way to take in this natural world than by walking it. Ranging from 1 to 43 miles in length, each hike includes mile-by-mile directions, a topographic map, and information on hike duration, mileage, and trail conditions. This new edition includes 20 new places to explore, from hidden urban gems like the Circle Bar B Ranch in Lakeland and Ponce Preserve in Daytona Beach to the quiet rural landscapes of Catfish Creek State Park and Chinsegut Hill. Old standards like Tenoroc, Disney Wilderness Preserve, and Silver River State Park have been revisited and updated to keep you informed of changes in their trail systems.

    • Architecture

A Guide to Florida's Historic Architecture


Author: F. Blair Reeves,American Institute of Architects. Florida Association
Publisher: University Press of Florida
ISBN: 9780813009414
Category: Architecture
Page: 149
View: 8682

    • Sports & Recreation

Florida Keys Paddling Guide

From Key Largo to Key West
Author: Bill Keogh
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780881505443
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 224
View: 830
An all-new guide to sea kayaking trips throughout Florida's celebrated Keys.

    • Sports & Recreation

50 Hikes in North Florida

Walks, Hikes, and Backpacking Trips in the Northern Florida Peninsula
Author: Sandra Friend
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780881505306
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 357
View: 9059
With numerous state parks and expansive state and national forests, North Florida provides the hiker with an extensive array of natural communities to explore. Forests of longleaf and slash pine flatwoods, coastal hammocks, desert scrub, and floodplain forests create welcoming habitats for vanishing species. The region's geology offers physical challenges for the hiker as welldeep ravines, rough riverside trails along steep bluffs, and giant sinkholes. Hiking in North Florida means the opportunity to camp along the state's broadest rivers, to clamber in and out of ravines and up and over relict dunes, to walk to the edge of sweeping vistas across prairies and salt marshes, to hike along vast lakes and bubbling springs. The hikes described in this all-new guide range in length from 1 to 22 miles. Each hike description includes a topographic map, mile-by-mile directions, and information on distance, difficulty, terrain, and hiking time. An overview chart makes it easy to pick a hike for every ability.

    • Travel

Insiders' Guide® to Jacksonville


Author: Sarah Reiss
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 076276337X
Category: Travel
Page: 240
View: 8061
Your Travel Destination. Your Home. Your Home-To-Be. Jacksonville A fast-growing Southern city. Historical landmarks aplenty. Family-style fare and fine cuisine. A robust business scene. World-class resorts. Sandy beaches galore. • A personal, practical perspective for travelers and residents alike • Comprehensive listings of attractions, restaurants, and accommodations • How to live & thrive in the area—from recreation to relocation • Countless details on shopping, arts & entertainment, and children’s activities

    • History

The Red Hills of Florida, 1528-1865


Author: Clifton Paisley
Publisher: University of Alabama Press
ISBN: 0817304126
Category: History
Page: 290
View: 6434
The Red Hills section of northern Florida is composed of Leon County, where Tallahassee is located , and its neighboring counties of Gadsden and Jackson to the west and Jefferson and Madison to the east. The land is distinctive band of rolling red clay hills that extends for 150 miles along the border of Alabama and Georgia. This well-written narrative chronicles the history of the region from the time of first European contact in 1528 through the end of the Civil War, and provides a comprehensive study of this vital section of northern Florida. Recent excavation of the Tallahassee area provided anthropological and archaeological evidence showing that the Red Hills of Florida were sought out by agricultural Indians long before European contact. DeSoto fed his army of more that 700 during the winter of 1539-40 from corn gathered within a few miles of the principal town of the Apalachee. The Spaniards who settled in the Apalachee area during the mission era depended on the corn for survival and used the Indians of the 14 Apalachee mission in a war of empire building with the English of South Carolina. Raids by these enemies wiped out the Indians of the Apalachee area and its mission in 1704. In 1818 Andrew Jackson defeated the successors of the Apalachee in the Red Hills, the Seminoles, and after Florida became American territory in 1821, Governor Du Val planned the town of Tallahassee near the original DeSoto winter campsite. Farsighted Du Val used a site plan that provide for future expansion. Farmers were shipping cotton from the region as early as 1820, but the full development of the plantation economy had to await the removal of the Seminoles. From the 1840s through the Civil War cotton was the major crop which supported the social, political, and economic growth of this pivotal area of north Florida know as the Red Hills.

    • Social Science

Archaeology of Precolumbian Florida


Author: Jerald T. Milanich
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780813012728
Category: Social Science
Page: 476
View: 5978
In a richly illustrated book that will appeal to professional and avocational archaeologists, scholars, tourists, and local history buffs, Milanich introduces the material heritage of the first Floridians through the interpretation of artifacts and archaeological sites.

    • Travel

Explorer's Guide South Florida

Includes Sarasota, Naples, Miami & the Florida Keys
Author: Sandra Friend,Trish Riley,Kathy Wolf
Publisher: The Countryman Press
ISBN: 0881508705
Category: Travel
Page: 528
View: 5376
This completely revised second edition of the definitive South Florida guidebook offers coverage of Tampa, the Gulf Coast, South Beach, Miami, and the Keys. In diverse, exciting South Florida you might catch a glimpse of an endangered Florida panther in a nature preserve in the morning and visit a four-star restaurant and world-class nightclub that evening. This rich destination welcomes visitors from all over the world with its vibrant arts communities and multicultural historic sites, luxurious seaside resorts and lush forests, and some of the best fishing and diving in the United States. With cattle ranches and citrus groves all the way down to the mighty swamps of the Everglades and Big Cypress there are endless opportunities for exploration and discovery for singles, couples, and families. From eco-friendly establishments and environmental information about the region to its trendy nightlife, out-of-the-way attractions, and best beach hotels, Explorer’s Guide South Florida is a thorough introduction to an alluring place that tourists as well as locals simply shouldn’t miss. Detailed maps, an index, an alphabetical “What’s Where” subject guide, and helpful icons that highlight places that offer special value, are pet-, gay-, and family-friendly, and are wheelchair accessible round out this incredible resource, your perfect travel companion.

    • Travel

Insiders' Guide® to the Greater Tampa Bay Area

Including Tampa, St. Petersburg, & Clearwater
Author: Anne Anderson
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0762762306
Category: Travel
Page: 336
View: 6567
Your Travel Destination. Your Home. Your Home-To-Be. Greater Tampa Bay Area “Kick back at the beach. Kayak through a mangrove tunnel. Savor one-of-a-kind restaurants and world-class arts. • A personal, practical perspective for travelers and residents alike • Comprehensive listings of attractions, restaurants, and accommodations • How to live & thrive in the area—from recreation to relocation • Countless details on shopping, arts & entertainment, and children’s activities

    • Games & Activities

Florida Place Names


Author: Allen Morris
Publisher: Pineapple PressInc
ISBN: 9781561645060
Category: Games & Activities
Page: 306
View: 3930
Many names of Florida places evoke fantastic images: Caloosahatchee, Okeechobee, Loxahatchee, Everglades, Miami--to mention only a few. Did you know that Florida's places were often named to honor prominent local citizens such as postmasters, landowners, or war heroes? Jacksonville, for example, was named for Florida's first American governor, Andrew Jackson. Later the state's interest in attracting new residents produced names that suggested pleasant places to live, such as Belle Glade and Avon-by-the-Sea. From Alachua (from the Seminole for "jug") to Zolfo Springs (from the Italian for "sulphur"), Florida Place Names delights and educates with a rich and varied offering of Florida lore.

    • Science

The Geology of the Everglades and Adjacent Areas


Author: Edward J. Petuch,Charles Roberts
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781420045598
Category: Science
Page: 240
View: 5370
Painting a complete picture of the history of the Everglades, The Geology of the Everglades and Adjacent Areas brings together theperspectives of various geoscientists to provides an overview of the geology, paleontology, and paleoceanography of the Everglades region. It emphasizes the upper 300 m of the geologic framework of the area and gives insight into the local stratigraphy, geomorphology, lithology, and historical geology. Building upon the geologic nomenclature and stratigraphic sequences set down by the Florida Geological Survey, the book includes redefinitions of some previously poorly known formations, the chronological fine-tuning of other poorly known units, and the description of 7 new members. Designed to be a field guide as well as a reference, the book is illustrated with photographs of exposed geologic sections, stratotype localities, collection sites, and details of interesting fossil beds. It contains 124 full-page illustrations with 69 black and white figures, 43 black and white plates of index fossils, and 12 full color plates of simulated space shuttle images of Florida’s ancient seas and coastlines. This text is accompanied by a CD-ROM that features animated maps along with a Power Point presentation of simulated space shuttle imagery of Eocene-to-Holocene Florida. The book is arranged by geologic time, ranging from the late Eocene, Oligocene, Miocene, Pliocene, and Pleistocene to the Holocene. The authors place lithostratigraphic descriptions of the geologic formations and members into this chronological framework, along with the paleogeography of the seas and lakes within which they were deposited. They also emphasize biostratigraphy with over 1000 index fossils listed and over 400 illustrated. The book brings together information previously spread through innumerable publications, saving you the time and effort it would take to assemble and cross-reference multiple sources.

    • Florida

Settlement of Florida


Author: Jacques Le Moyne de Morgues
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Florida
Page: 253
View: 9769

    • History

Jacksonville

The Consolidation Story, from Civil Rights to the Jaguars
Author: James B. Crooks
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780813027081
Category: History
Page: 274
View: 481
"A fascinating account of how the city of Jacksonville met the major challenges of the last half of the 20th century, from those posed by race relations to downtown development to the environment. Crooks has provided a well-written, clear, and thoughtful analysis of the need for and movement to establish a consolidated government, and the early years of that government. His understanding of Jacksonville and of the times is impressive."--Joan S. Carver, Jacksonville University In the 1950s and '60s Jacksonville faced daunting problems. Critics described city government as boss-ridden, expensive, and corrupt. African Americans challenged racial segregation, and public high schools were disaccredited. The St. Johns River and its tributaries were heavily polluted. Downtown development had succumbed to suburban sprawl. Consolidation, endorsed by an almost two-to-one majority in 1967, became the catalyst for change. The city's decision to consolidate with surrounding Duval County began the transformation of this conservative, Deep South, backwater city into a prosperous, mainstream metropolis. James B. Crooks introduces readers to preconsolidation Jacksonville and then focuses on three major issues that confronted the expanded city: racial relations, environmental pollution, and the revitalization of downtown. He shows the successes and setbacks of four mayors--Hans G. Tanzler, Jake Godbold, Tommy Hazouri, and Ed Austin--in responding to these issues. He also compares Jacksonville's experience with that of another Florida metropolis, Tampa, which in 1967 decided against consolidation with surrounding Hillsborough County. Consolidation has not been a panacea for all the city's ills, Crooks concludes. Yet the city emerges in the 21st century with increased support for art and education, new economic initiatives, substantial achievements in downtown renewal, and laudable efforts to improve race relations and address environmental problems. Readers familiar with Jacksonville over the last 40 years will recognize events like the St. Johns River cleanup, the building of the Jacksonville Landing, the ending of odor pollution, and the arrival of the Jaguars NFL franchise. During the administration of Mayor Hazouri from 1987 to 1991, Crooks was Jacksonville historian-in-residence at City Hall. Combining observations from this period with extensive interviews and documents (including a cache of files from the mezzanine of the old City Hall parking garage that contained 44 cabinets of letters, memos, and reports), he has written an urban history that will fascinate scholars of politics and governmental reform as well as residents of the First Coast city. James B. Crooks is emeritus professor of history at the University of North Florida

    • Travel

Florida's Museums and Cultural Attractions


Author: Murray D. Laurie,Doris Bardon
Publisher: Pineapple Press
ISBN: 9781561649983
Category: Travel
Page: 164
View: 1220
First edition entered under: Bardon, Doris, 1919-

    • Juvenile Nonfiction

Heat Hazard

Droughts
Author: Claire Watts
Publisher: Capstone Classroom
ISBN: 9781410917539
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 48
View: 8232
Explains what droughts are and what causes them, provides the history of droughts around the world, and describes how scientists study them and what can be done to relieve or prevent them.

    • Reference

Atlas of Florida


Author: Edward A. Fernald
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780813011318
Category: Reference
Page: 280
View: 4973
Features more than five hundred maps and thousands of facts and figures about Florida's history, geography, climate, population, and more

    • Fiction

Jonah's Gourd Vine

A Novel
Author: Zora Neale Hurston
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9780061865831
Category: Fiction
Page: 288
View: 2767
Jonah's Gourd Vine, Zora Neale Hurston's first novel, originally published in 1934, tells the story of John Buddy Pearson, "a living exultation" of a young man who loves too many women for his own good. Lucy, his long-suffering wife, is his true love, but there's also Mehaley and Big 'Oman, as well as the scheming Hattie, who conjures hoodoo spells to ensure his attentions. Even after becoming the popular pastor of Zion Hope, where his sermons and prayers for cleansing rouse the congregation's fervor, John has to confess that though he is a preacher on Sundays, he is a "natchel man" the rest of the week. And so in this sympathetic portrait of a man and his community, Zora Neale Hurston shows that faith, tolerance, and good intentions cannot resolve the tension between the spiritual and the physical. That she makes this age-old dilemma come so alive is a tribute to her understanding of the vagaries of human nature.