• Nature

Florida's Living Beaches

A Guide for the Curious Beachcomber
Author: Blair Witherington
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1561649880
Category: Nature
Page: 400
View: 5849
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.

    • Nature

Living Beaches of Georgia and the Carolinas

Author: Blair Witherington,Dawn Witherington
Publisher: Pineapple Press Inc
ISBN: 1561644900
Category: Nature
Page: 342
View: 3942
"Living Beaches of Georgia and the Carolinas" satisfies a beachcomber's curiosity within a comprehensive yet easily browsed guide covering beach processes, plants, animals, minerals, and manmade objects. Full-color photos. Maps.

    • Nature

Florida's Seashells

A Beachcomber's Guide
Author: Blair Witherington,Dawn Witherington
Publisher: Pineapple Press Inc
ISBN: 9781561643875
Category: Nature
Page: 83
View: 4903
A visit to any Florida beach can spark curiosity about seashells. Satisfy questions about the names and lives of seashells by comparing beachcombing finds to color photographs representing hundreds of individual shells. This book heralds the diversity of Florida's seashells and presents them in the way they come to us on beaches. Knowing the names, stories, and varies appearances of seashells can sharpen a beachcomber's eyes to their beauty and rarity. Florida's seashells offer both collectors an outlet for the appreciation of nature's splendor. This guide includes species common to the southeastern United States and the Caribbean, with full color photographs and maps throughout. Guide organization is simple, and images show shells as they would be found on beaches, not in museums. Other Pineapple Press guides for the curious beachcomber: Florida's Living Beaches Seashells of Georgia and the Carolinas Living Beaches of Georgia and the Carolinas

    • Beaches

The Nature of Florida's Beaches

Including Sea Beans, Laughing Gulls, and Mermaids' Purses
Author: Cathie Katz
Publisher: Atlantic Press (FL)
ISBN: 9781888025071
Category: Beaches
Page: 64
View: 3767

    • Nature

Common Coastal Birds of Florida and the Caribbean

Author: David W. Nellis
Publisher: Pineapple Press Inc
ISBN: 9781561641918
Category: Nature
Page: 311
View: 2636
This book is for those who enjoy that precarious and ever-changing zone where the sea meets the land and want to understand the birds that frequent this special habitat in Florida and the islands to the south. Author David Nellis reveals the birds found along the beaches, among the mangroves, even up the rocky Caribbean cliffs. From the many birds that may be encountered along the coast, Dr. Nellis has selected 72 of the most common ones, including a few that, though less abundant, capture our interest. Each bird has its own ecological niche--manifested by its nesting, feeding, roosting, and migration habits--and territorial competition between species is a constant. This book shows the great variety of specialization behaviors developed by these birds to adapt to this unique environment. Over 250 photographs, mostly by the author, show many features of these birds and their habits never before so fully illustrated.

    • Health & Fitness

Living with Florida's Atlantic Beaches

Coastal Hazards from Amelia Island to Key West
Author: David M. Bush
Publisher: N.A
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 338
View: 6835
A call to live with the coast, as opposed to living at the coast; unless Florida coastal communities conserve beaches and mitigate storm impacts, the future of the beach-based economy is in question.

    • Nature

Our Sea Turtles

A Practical Guide for the Atlantic and Gulf, from Canada to Mexico
Author: Blair E. Witherington,Dawn Witherington
Publisher: Pineapple PressInc
ISBN: 9781561647361
Category: Nature
Page: 282
View: 1020
Our Sea Turtles is an abundantly illustrated guide to our human experience with a majestic and intriguing group of marine animals. The book dives deep into the lives of sea turtles, telling their story with unique perspectives and fascinating images that engender understanding and compassion.

    • Nature

Living Sanibel

A Nature Guide to Sanibel & Captiva Islands
Author: Charles Sobczak
Publisher: Indigo Press, LC (FL)
ISBN: 9780967619989
Category: Nature
Page: 498
View: 6876
Living Sanibel is the only book you will need while on the islands! With more than 650 full-color photographs, illustrations and trail maps, Living Sanibel is the most complete identification guide to the native plants, animals and eco-attractions of Sanibel and Captiva ever compiled.

    • Nature

Florida's Birds

A Field Guide and Reference
Author: David S. Maehr,Herbert W. Kale, II
Publisher: Pineapple Press Inc
ISBN: 9781561643356
Category: Nature
Page: 359
View: 4489
This illustrated guide to Florida's birds includes full-color illustrations and detailed descriptions of each species, and covers such topics as exotic and endangered species; bird conservation and study; finding, attracting, and feeding birds, bird problems, and the care of sick and injured birds.

    • Nature

National Audubon Society Field Guide to Florida

Author: Peter Alden
Publisher: Alfred a Knopf Incorporated
Category: Nature
Page: 447
View: 3718
Identifies one thousand types of Florida's plant and animal life, offers an overview of its natural history, and describes the state's beaches, parks, preserves, and forests

    • Nature

Fossiling in Florida

A Guide for Diggers and Divers
Author: Mark Renz
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780813016771
Category: Nature
Page: 202
View: 632
From the preface: "Mr. Renz has assembled a friendly read from the standpoint of a serious, well-read amateur. His work promises to be an excellent educational guide for those interested in paleontology or seeking information about their fortuitous discovery of fossil remains."--James S. Dunbar, archaeological field supervisor, Florida Bureau of Archaeological Research With boundless enthusiasm, Mark Renz stumbles onto the skeletal remains of fierce saber-toothed cats, gentle sea cows, massive mammoths and mastodons, Volkswagen-size armadillos, and an ancient 5-ton giant ground sloth, and then shares these experiences in a humorous, illustrated book for beginning fossil collectors. Want to look for fossils yourself but not sure how to get started? Renz tells how and where to hunt and how to preserve your finds for another million years, and he provides more than 250 photographs that help you to identify those bones and teeth and distinguish a prehistoric bison from a farmer's lost cow. He also provides information about what's there to be found, the hurdles and hazards to be overcome, and the legalities to be observed. Guided by an appreciation for the professional paleontologist and also for the laws that regulate his hobby, Renz explains, for example, why it is okay to dig for fossils in a state-owned creek bed (providing one possesses a state permit and does not dig in a state park), and why it is illegal to engage in the same activity in search of artifacts. With writing that's free of technical jargon but full of love for fossiling, this illustrated book will inspire you to explore the huge number of rich fossil deposits in Florida that can be found with just a shovel and a keen eye.

    • History

Free the Beaches

The Story of Ned Coll and the Battle for America's Most Exclusive Shoreline
Author: Andrew W. Kahrl
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 0300215142
Category: History
Page: 376
View: 2858
The story of our separate and unequal America in the making, and one man's fight against it During the long, hot summers of the late 1960s and 1970s, one man began a campaign to open some of America's most exclusive beaches to minorities and the urban poor. That man was anti-poverty activist and one‑time presidential candidate Ned Coll of Connecticut, a state that permitted public access to a mere seven miles of its 253‑mile shoreline. Nearly all of the state's coast was held privately, for the most part by white, wealthy residents. This book is the first to tell the story of the controversial protester who gathered a band of determined African American mothers and children and challenged the racist, exclusionary tactics of homeowners in a state synonymous with liberalism. Coll's legacy of remarkable successes--and failures--illuminates how our nation's fragile coasts have not only become more exclusive in subsequent decades but also have suffered greater environmental destruction and erosion as a result of that private ownership.

    • Nature

Seashells of Georgia and the Carolinas

A Beachcomber's Guide
Author: Blair E. Witherington,Dawn Witherington
Publisher: Pineapple Press Inc
ISBN: 1561644978
Category: Nature
Page: 77
View: 5447
With simple organization, this guide tells the individual stories of 213 shelled mollusks using descriptive accounts, distribution maps, and color photographs. Accounts feature glimpses of each seashell's former life as a living creature. The organization and descriptions as well as the photographs make shell identification easy.

    • Nature

Florida's Fabulous Seashells

And Other Seashore Life
Author: Winston Williams,Pete Carmichael
Publisher: World Publications (FL) DBA National Art Service
ISBN: 9780911977059
Category: Nature
Page: 112
View: 615

    • Nature

The Nature of Arizona

An Introduction to Familiar Plants, Animals and Outstanding Natural Attractions
Author: James Kavanagh
Publisher: Waterford Press
ISBN: 9781583553008
Category: Nature
Page: 175
View: 9369
Compact yet comprehensive, The Nature of Arizona takes novice naturalists through an easy-to-read basic explanation of species, field identification tips, the evolution of animals and plants, Arizona's geography, ecosystems and climate, before delving into more detailed species identification. Exhaustively researched, beautifully illustrated throughout and organized into color-coded sections, The Nature of Arizona highlights over 300 common and unique plants, animals, and the state's outstanding natural attractions. Each listing is accompanied by a detailed full-color drawing, the species' common and scientific name, its size, a simple description and an indication of its habitat. Brief comments provide more information on each species and assist in further identification. A section at the back of the book includes maps and descriptions of Arizona's various regions, and then listings of the major natural attractions within each of those regions. Hikes and scenic drives are also described, along with accompanying maps and tips - and a handy checklist at the very back allows enthusiasts to keep track of the species they have personally observed.

    • Science

Florida's Fossils

Guide to Location, Identification, and Enjoyment
Author: Robin C. Brown
Publisher: Pineapple Press Inc
ISBN: 9781561644094
Category: Science
Page: 212
View: 1403
For 50 million years Florida was home to hordes of strange and wonderful animals. Their remains accumulated in rivers, springs, and oceans. Today fossilized bones and teeth wash up along streams, banks, and beaches and lie in limerock quarries. This guide teaches how and where to hunt fossils--with maps, means of identification, and the history of these fossil treasures. Complete, accurate, and fully illustrated, including an outstanding identification section.

    • Nature

The Living Gulf Coast

A Nature Guide to Southwest Florida
Author: Charles Sobczak
Publisher: Indigo Press, LC (FL)
ISBN: 9780982967478
Category: Nature
Page: 512
View: 6637
Describes the animals the traveler is apt to encounter in the wild places of Charlotte, Collier, Glades, Hendy, Lee, and Sarasota counties. Includes descriptions of 162 parks, preserves, and eco-destinations, their fauna, and amenities --

    • Fiction


Author: Lauren Groff
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0698405145
Category: Fiction
Page: 288
View: 2191
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.

    • Juvenile Fiction

A Land Remembered

Author: Patrick D. Smith
Publisher: Pineapple Press Inc
ISBN: 9781561642243
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 200
View: 5023
Traces the story of the MacIvey family of Florida from 1858 to 1968.

    • Nature

Florida Animals for Everyday Naturalists

Author: Larry Allan
Publisher: Seaside Pub
ISBN: 9780942084467
Category: Nature
Page: 188
View: 715
"Contains everything you want to know about Florida's furry, feathered, scaled, and shelled friends. With lively personal essays and stunning photographs, Larry Allan introduces you to the array of wildlife you might encounter in your backyard, at the park, or on a jaunt at one of the state's many wildlife refuges. Each chapter is dedicated to a specific animal, like the bobcat, the river otter, and the caracara, and paired with vivid photos to help you identify these creatures in the wild."--