• History

Finding Florida

The True History of the Sunshine State
Author: T. D. Allman
Publisher: Open Road + Grove/Atlantic
ISBN: 0802193730
Category: History
Page: 528
View: 5124
Longlisted for the National Book Award and a Kirkus Reviews Best Nonfiction Book of the Year Over the centuries, Florida has been many things: an unconquered realm protected by geography, a wilderness that ruined Spanish conquistadors, “god’s waiting room,” and a place to start over. Depopulated after the extermination of its original native population, today it’s home to nineteen million. The site of vicious racial violence, including massacres, slavery, and the roll-back of Reconstruction, Florida is now one of our most diverse states, a dynamic multicultural place with an essential role in 21st-century America. In Finding Florida, journalist T.D. Allman reclaims the remarkable history of Florida from the state’s mythologizers, apologists, and boosters. Allman traces the discovery, exploration, and settlement of Florida, its transformation from a swamp to “paradise.” Palm Beach, Key West, Miami, Tampa, and Orlando boomed, fortunes were won and lost, land was stolen and flipped, and millions arrived. The product of a decade of research and writing, Finding Florida is a highly original, stylish, and masterful work, the first modern comprehensive history of this fascinating place.

    • History

Finding Florida

The True History of the Sunshine State
Author: T. D. Allman
Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
ISBN: 0802120768
Category: History
Page: 528
View: 7698
Offers a comprehensive look at the history of the state of Florida, from its discovery, exploration, and settlement through its becoming a state, to notable events in the early twenty-first century.

    • History

Finding Florida

The True History of the Sunshine State
Author: T. D. Allman
Publisher: Grove Press
ISBN: 9780802122308
Category: History
Page: 556
View: 8598
Originally published in hardcover in 2013.

    • History

Finding the Fountain of Youth

Ponce de León and Florida's Magical Waters
Author: Rick Kilby
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780813044873
Category: History
Page: 131
View: 1233
A collection of images demonstrating how the myth of the fountain of youth and its magical, restorative waters have been used to promote the state of Florida to tourists and new residents alike.

    • Travel

Exploring Wild South Florida


Author: Susan D. Jewell
Publisher: Pineapple Press Inc
ISBN: 1561645001
Category: Travel
Page: 344
View: 2350
An insider's guide to the natural areas of south Florida, from Hobe Sound in the east and Punta Gorda in the west down to the Keys and the Dry Tortugas. Includes Everglades National Park, Big Cypress National Preserve, the coral reefs of both Biscayne National Park and Pennekamp State Park, and Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge and Corkscrew Swamp, as well as many smaller state and county parks, recreation areas, and nature centers. Includes maps and information on camping, boating, hiking, fishing, tours, etc.

    • Travel

Exploring Wild Central Florida

A Guide to Finding the Natural Areas and Wildlife of the Central Peninsula
Author: Susan Diane Jewell
Publisher: Pineapple PressInc
ISBN: 9781561640829
Category: Travel
Page: 314
View: 9780
Pineapple Press is proud to present four comprehensive guidebooks to the wildlife refuges, state and national parks and forests, city and county parks, and preserves that abound across Florida. For vacationers, naturalists, hikers, campers, canoeists, bicyclists, or anyone interested in Florida's wild places, these books are indispensable as field guides and trip planners.Each provides information on location, habitats, and wildlife, as well as recreational and nature study opportunities. Checklists of the common and scientific names for flora and fauna are included as well.From New Smyrna and Crystal River in the north to Hobe Sound and Punta Gorda in the south including Lake Okeechobee.

    • Nature

Florida's Living Beaches

A Guide for the Curious Beachcomber
Author: Blair Witherington
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1561649880
Category: Nature
Page: 400
View: 4560
A newly updated edition of the comprehensive bestselling guide to all things found on Florida's 700 miles of sandy beaches. Over 1400 identified beach features, animals, shells, plants, minerals, and manmade objects, with over 1300 full-color images and over 500 maps and 400 pages.

    • Juvenile Nonfiction

Finding Florida: Exploration and Its Legacy


Author: Wendy Conklin
Publisher: Teacher Created Materials
ISBN: 149383536X
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 32
View: 1622
Breathe life into pages of history with Finding Florida: Exploration and Its Legacy. This fascinating informational text provides stunning primary source documents to give students a better understanding of how life was like back then. Build literacy and subject content knowledge with this nonfiction reader that explores history, geography and other social studies topics. This book includes colorful images to keep students engaged, as well as text features (headings, glossary, and index) to build academic vocabulary. Aligned with Florida state standards for Social Studies and English Language Arts, WIDA, and the NCSS/C3 Framework, this book prepares students for college and career readiness.

    • Juvenile Fiction

A Land Remembered


Author: Patrick D. Smith
Publisher: Pineapple Press Inc
ISBN: 9781561642243
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 200
View: 5529
Traces the story of the MacIvey family of Florida from 1858 to 1968.

    • Nature

Butterflies Through Binoculars

A Field Guide to Butterflies in the Boston, New York, Washington Region
Author: Jeffrey Glassberg
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: N.A
Category: Nature
Page: 160
View: 5876
For decades, bird watchers have delighted in the freedom and joy of nature armed only with binoculars and a good field guide. In more recent years, amateur naturalists have also turned their lenses to the world of butterflies, whose myriad species and fantastic shapes and colors offer an intriguing challenge to even the most seasoned birder. But while bird enthusiasts have always had the help of accurate and accessible handbooks, those observing butterflies have had no such advantage. Until now, that is.In this unique field guide, Jeffrey Glassberg has made butterfly watching a less frustrating and far more rewarding pastime, showing us how to find, identify, and enjoy the nearly 160 species that inhabit the Northeast. Butterflies Through Binoculars is the first butterfly guide to combine the immediacy and vividness of actual photographs of living butterflies with the traditional field guide format. While older guides cater to the collector, offering drawings that show the captured and mounted insect, this book shows butterflies in their natural poses and in the correct size relationship to related species. With Butterflies Through Binoculars in hand, the brilliant Tiger Swallowtail, the more dour Mourning Cloak, even the Rare Skipper itself will not elude identification by the beginning--or, for that matter, the more seasoned--observer. By focussing the guide on the Boston to Washington corridor, Glassberg has excluded the species from unrelated areas that have made older field guides so cumbersome. In addition, he provides entirely new field marks for butterfly identification, demonstrates how to identify subjects by way of the key characteristics butterflies are likely to display in their natural settings, shows how species can be recognized both from above and below, and explains how to differentiate between males and females.Besides being a handy guide to identification, Butterflies Through Binoculars also tells readers where to find particular species, giving a complete account of flight times, ranges, and seasonal patterns. Nine major locations for butterflying are described in great detail, and readers are directed to forty specific locations where uncommon--even rare--species can be found. And throughout the book, the basic natural history of each species is considered in a lively, readable fashion.For butterfly enthusiasts, for bird watchers who want to add a new dimension to their hobby, for anyone who is simply interested in exploring the wilds of their own back yard, Butterflies Through Binoculars will offer hours of delightful help and instruction.

    • Humor

Oh, Florida!

How America's Weirdest State Influences the Rest of the Country
Author: Craig Pittman
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 1250071208
Category: Humor
Page: 336
View: 9511
Oh, Florida! That name. That combination of sounds. Three simple syllables, and yet packing so many mixed messages. To some people, it's a paradise. To others, it's a punchline. As Oh, Florida! shows, it's both of these - and, more importantly, it's a Petri dish, producing trends that end up influencing the rest of the country. Without Florida there would be no NASCAR, no Bettie Page pinups, no Glenn Beck radio rants, no USA Today, no "Stand Your Ground," ... you get the idea. To outsiders, Florida seems baffling. It's a state where the voters went for Barack Obama twice, yet elected a Tea Party candidate as governor. Florida is touted as a care-free paradise, yet it's also known for its perils - alligators, sinkholes, pythons, hurricanes, and sharks, to name a few. It attracts 90 million visitors a year, some drawn by its impressive natural beauty, others bewitched by its man-made fantasies. Craig Pittman's Oh, Florida! explores those contradictions and shows how they fit together to make this the most interesting state. It is the first book to explore the reasons why Florida is so wild and weird - and why that's okay. Florida couldn't be Florida without that sense of the unpredictable, unexpected, and unusual lurking behind every palm tree. But there is far more to Florida than its sideshow freakiness. Oh, Florida! explains how Florida secretly, subtly influences all the other states in the Union, both for good and for ill.

    • History

Thunder on the River

The Civil War in Northeast Florida
Author: Daniel L. Schafer
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780813060545
Category: History
Page: 348
View: 2767
"This ... narrative explores the impact of the Civil War on Florida's St. John's River region. Moving chronologically through the war years, Thunder on the river brings to light the story of the city of Jacksonville, including the surrounding countryside and its residents, be they white or black, supporters of the Confederacy or of the Union ... Based on a thorough review of a broad selection of primary sources, Thunder on the river touches on such important themes as secession, contested places, occupation, emancipation, invasions, hard war, and reconstruction. It presents local history in a national context and offers a comprehensive telling of the story of Florida's Civil War experiences from the Missouri Compromise to Reconstruction -- of Confederates and Unionists, of soldiers and civilians, of enlisted men and officers, of die-hards and deserters, of slaves and plantation owners, of ordinary men and women caught up in extraordinary events"--Jacket.

    • Travel

Exploring Wild North Florida


Author: Gil Nelson
Publisher: Pineapple PressInc
ISBN: 9781561640911
Category: Travel
Page: 243
View: 7691
The region of north Florida offers many opportunities for exploring the state's natural habitats. You can amble down the beaches at Anastasia State Recreation Area, take a canoe down the Ichetucknee River, or hike the many trails of the Ocala National Forest. In this book you will find detailed descriptions of federal, state, county, and private lands, including how to get there; activities available to visitors, such as hiking, canoeing, birdwatching, botanizing, and camping; the special wildlife and plants you might encounter; and suggestions for making sure your visit is enjoyable and safe. Includes comprehensive wildlife and plant checklists, and descriptions of major canoe trails.

    • Social Science

Finding Florida's Phantoms


Author: Kathleen Walls
Publisher: Global Authors Pubs
ISBN: 9780974216195
Category: Social Science
Page: 188
View: 2584
Florida! The land of sunshine and wide-open beaches. But even the Sunshine State has its dark secrets. Places where centuries old spirits remain tied to earth. Beneath the facade of fun and make believe lurks the real Florida. Settled by often cruel conquistadors, Florida was Europe's first stronghold in the New World. The blood of Spanish, French, English and Native American had stained its verdant woodlands and sandy beaches long before it became part of the United States. Even then, greedy land barons and simple settlers battled the heat, hurricanes, insects and snakes to create the paradise we know as modern Florida. Is it any wonder that unexplainable tales and strange phenomena still remain just below the surface? It is still a great state for explorers of the modern persuasion. But if you want to enjoy it to the fullest, it helps to have some background and history before you begin your voyage of discovery. I have given you the bare bones of each place where I found spirits lurking. I have also included places to stay, great eateries, fun attractions and, most important, a ghostly preview. I have divided the state according to its natural geographic areas. Now it's up to you. Join me as we go about Finding Florida's Phantoms.

    • History

Paradise Lost?

The Environmental History of Florida
Author: Jack E. Davis,Raymond Arsenault
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780813029627
Category: History
Page: 432
View: 2089
"From the earliest descriptions of the state's natural beauty to the degradation of the Everglades, virtually every facet of Florida environment is included in Paradise Lost? Nor have the authors neglected the human side of the story, from William Bartram, Marjory Stoneman Douglas, and Archie Carr to various development boosters and bureaucrats. . . . A fine collection that will make an important contribution to environmental history generally and to the history of Florida in particular."--Timothy Silver, Appalachian State University "A magnificent contribution to Florida's environmental history and a fascinating analysis of 'paradise lost' in the land of the pink flamingos and Disney."--Carolyn Johnston, Eckerd College This collection of essays surveys the environmental history of the Sunshine State, from Spanish exploration to the present, and provides an organized, detailed overview of the reciprocal relationship between humans and Florida's unique peninsular ecology. It is divided into four thematic sections: explorers and naturalists; science, technology, and public policy; despoliation; and conservationists and environmentalists. The contributors describe the evolving environmental policies and practices of the state and federal governments and the dynamic interaction between the Florida environment and many social and cultural groups including the Spanish, English, Americans, southerners, northerners, men, and women. They have applied historical methodology and also drawn on the methodologies of the fields of political science, cultural anthropology, and sociology. Of obvious value to environmentalists and general readers interested in Florida's history, exploration, and development, the book will also serve as a solid introduction to the subject for undergraduates and graduate students. Jack E. Davis is associate professor of history at University of Florida. Raymond Arsenault is the John Hope Franklin Professor of Southern History and director of the University Honors College at the University of South Florida, St. Petersburg.

    • Juvenile Nonfiction

Florida History


Author: Bob Knotts
Publisher: Heinemann-Raintree Library
ISBN: 9781432902896
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 48
View: 3718
Provides an overview of Florida history, from pre-history to the present.

    • Fiction

Florida


Author: Lauren Groff
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0698405145
Category: Fiction
Page: 288
View: 2640
FINALIST FOR THE 2018 NATIONAL BOOK AWARD The universally acclaimed return of the New York Times bestselling author of Fates and Furies. "Restorative fiction for these urgent times." (The New York Times) "Outstanding." (The Boston Globe) "Marvelous." (The Economist) "Gorgeously weird and limber." (The New Yorker) "Easily the year's best story collection." (Vogue) "Groff's gifts as a writer just keep soaring higher and higher.” (NPR’s Fresh Air) Florida is a "superlative" book (Boston Globe), "frequently funny" (San Francisco Chronicle), "brooding, inventive and often moving" (NPR Fresh Air) --as Groff is recognized as "Florida's unofficial poet laureate, as Joan Didion was for California." (Washington Post) In her thrilling new book, Lauren Groff brings the reader into a physical world that is at once domestic and wild—a place where the hazards of the natural world lie waiting to pounce, yet the greatest threats and mysteries are still of an emotional, psychological nature. A family retreat can be derailed by a prowling panther, or by a sexual secret. Among those navigating this place are a resourceful pair of abandoned sisters; a lonely boy, grown up; a restless, childless couple, a searching, homeless woman; and an unforgettable, recurring character—a steely and conflicted wife and mother. The stories in this collection span characters, towns, decades, even centuries, but Florida—its landscape, climate, history, and state of mind—becomes its gravitational center: an energy, a mood, as much as a place of residence. Groff transports the reader, then jolts us alert with a crackle of wit, a wave of sadness, a flash of cruelty, as she writes about loneliness, rage, family, and the passage of time. With shocking accuracy and effect, she pinpoints the moments and decisions and connections behind human pleasure and pain, hope and despair, love and fury—the moments that make us alive. Startling, precise, and affecting, Florida is a magnificent achievement.

    • History

Miami

City of the Future
Author: T. D. Allman
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780813049236
Category: History
Page: 431
View: 9736
This book takes the reader on a tour of Miami, through micro and macro views of the people, cultures, politics, neighborhoods, money, and even insects that comprise the variety of the city.