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4 x 6 Scenic Florida Cards

4 x 6 Scenic Florida Cards

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5 x 7 Scenic Florida Post Card

5 x 7 Scenic Florida Post Card

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Charlotte County Atlas

Charlotte County Atlas

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Florida's Mammals

Florida's Mammals

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These laminated, fold-up identification guides-- FoldingGuides-- speak for themselves. Written and illustrated by local experts who know their stuff, waterproof and indestructible, theyre the perfect choice for beginners and intermediates who want to know what theyll encounter in their particular locale.
Remarkable Women of Sanibel and Captiva

Remarkable Women of Sanibel and Captiva

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In the history of Sanibel and Captiva, countless women bucked the system to make their marks. In the early 1950s and '60s, Sarita Van Vlick and Zee Butler led the fight to preserve the island from unbridled growth and destruction. Helene Gralnick, in the early '80s, opened a small shop that became the foundation for Chico's Inc. And it was city manager Judy Zimomra who put into practice policies that helped Sanibel flourish after the devastation of Hurricane Charley. Author and local historian Jeri Magg compiles the stories and celebrates the achievements of the remarkable women who forever shaped Sanibel and Captiva Islands.
Sharks of the Atlantic

Sharks of the Atlantic

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These laminated, fold-up identification guides-- FoldingGuides-- speak for themselves. Written and illustrated by local experts who know their stuff, waterproof and indestructible, theyre the perfect choice for beginners and intermediates who want to know what theyll encounter in their particular locale.
Everglades

Everglades

Ake, Anne
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An engaging look at the Everglades, its history, its plants and animals, and the challenges facing scientists trying to save the River of Grass face today.

NAS Field Guide to Florida

NAS Field Guide to Florida

Alden, Peter
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Filled with concise descriptions and stunning photographs, the "National Audubon Society Field Guide to Florida" belongs in the home of every Florida resident and in the suitcase or backpack of every visitor. This compact volume contains:
An easy-to-use field guide for identifying 1,000 of the state's wildflowers, trees, mushrooms, mosses, fishes, amphibians, reptiles, birds, butterflies, mammals, and much more;
A complete overview of Florida's natural history, covering geology, wildlife habitats, ecology, fossils, rocks and minerals, clouds and weather patterns and night sky;
An extensive sampling of the area's best parks, preserves, beaches, forests, islands, and wildlife sanctuaries, with detailed descriptions and visitor information for 50 sites and notes on dozens of others.
The guide is packed with visual information--the 1,500 full-color images include more than 1,300 photographs, 14 maps, and 16 night-sky charts, as well as 150 drawings explaining everything from geological processes to the basic features of different plants and animals.
For everyone who lives or spends time in Florida, there can be no finer guide to the area's natural surroundings than the "National Audubon Society Field Guide to Florida."
Scenic Driving Florida

Scenic Driving Florida

Annino, Jan Godown
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Pack up the car and enjoy nearly thirty drives through the pine forests, citrus groves, salt marshes, and fishing villages of Florida. This indispensable, mile-by-mile highway companion maps out one- and two-day trips that help you discover the Sunshine State's early American history, outdoor recreational activities, and breathtaking scenery. Travel the highways and back roads of this diverse area, from the red hills, shorebird colonies, and cottage villages in the Panhandle to the mangrove islands, subtropical jungles, and Native American sites farther south. Whether you want to explore the Wesley Mansion at Eden State Gardens, view wildlife at Kissimmee Prairie, or sit in a lunar rover at Kennedy Space Center, this guide shows the way.Itineraries from 20 to more than 200 milesRoute map for each drive In-depth descriptions of attractions Optional side trips to museums, parks, and landmarks Tips on lodging, camping, dining, travel services, and best driving seasons
Florida's Shipwrecks, (Fl)

Florida's Shipwrecks, (Fl)

Barnette, Michael
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The Sunshine State has a rich maritime history spanning more than five centuries. Tragically, part of that history includes thousands of ships that have met their fates in Florida waters. Potentially more than 5,000 shipwrecks reside off Florida s 1,200 miles of coastline, with hundreds more lost in the state s interior rivers. In and of itself, the Florida Keys archipelago, consisting of approximately 1,700 islands stretching 200 miles, is littered with the remains of close to 1,000 shipwrecks. In fact, many features of the Florida Keys were named after various shipwreck events, such as Fowey Rocks, which earned its name after the 1748 wrecking of the British warship HMS Fowey, and Alligator Reef, where the schooner USS Alligator met her demise in 1822. Florida s Shipwrecks utilizes captivating images to illustrate dramatic stories of danger and peril at sea, introducing readers to a fascinating cross-section of Florida s shipwreck history."
Legacy : South Florida Museum

Legacy : South Florida Museum

Bennett, Thomas Peter
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The Legacy: South Florida Museum is an account of the origins, founding, and development in twentieth-century Florida of a people's museum about archeology, Spanish exploration, manatees, and space. As a museum founded in the immediate post-World War II era, with its origins in the prehistoric past, its narrative reflects Florida's changes through Spanish exploration, statehood, tourism, endangered manatees, and space development over a thousand years. The Legacy is a story of volunteerism, in the spirit of voluntary action for the common good, by dedicated individuals. It leads to today's South Florida Museum and its several facilities, including the Bishop Planetarium, Parker Manatee Aquarium, and Spanish Plaza. For more information, please see the following article from The Herald-Tribune. http: //www.heraldtribune.com/article/20101130/ARTICLE/11301026/1238?p=1&tc=pg
Greatest Railroad Story Ever Told : Henry Flagler & the Florida East Coast Railway's Key West Extension

Greatest Railroad Story Ever Told : Henry Flagler & the Florida East Coast Railway's Key West Extension

Bramson, Seth H.
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Although several people had considered constructing a railroad to Key West beginning in the early 1800s, it took a bold industrialist with unparalleled vision to make it happen.


In 1902, Henry Flagler made the decision to extend the Florida East Coast Railway to "the nearest deepwater American port." In this book, renowned Florida historian Seth H. Bramson reveals how the Key West Extension of the Flagler-owned FEC became the greatest railroad engineering and construction feat in U.S., and possibly world, history, an accomplishment that would cement Flagler's fame and legend for all time. Join Bramson as he recounts the years of operation of this great railroad, what it did for the Florida Keys and what it meant to the resident conchs.

Tampa Bay in History

Tampa Bay in History

Carlisle, Rodney
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This guide to sites in the Tampa Bay Region, presents the sites in historical/chronological order: from pre-Columbian Native American cultures, through Spanish exploration, American settlement, Seminole Wars, the Civil War, growth with railroads, cigars, and sponges, through the Spanish American War and major developments of the 20th and early 21st centuries.

Creating Sarasota County

Creating Sarasota County

Cassell, Frank A.
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The creation of Sarasota County in 1921 inspired intrigue and drama, pitting local economic rivals against one another. The civic leaders of the Sarasota district fought what they saw as an incompetent and biased Manatee County Commission for seven years to build the roads needed to support their ambitions for growth and prosperity before finally winning out. They encountered other challenges, including the great Florida land boom of the 1920s, the construction of the Tamiami Trail and even an unsolved murder, but Sarasotans persevered to realize their dreams and fulfill their economic ambitions. Dr. Frank Cassell recounts this dramatic history and the tales of the men and women who led the county independence movement.

Suncoast Empire : Bertha Honore Palmer, Her Family, and the Rise of Sarasota, 1910-1982

Suncoast Empire : Bertha Honore Palmer, Her Family, and the Rise of Sarasota, 1910-1982

Cassell, Frank A.
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Silver Medal Florida Book Awards NonfictionIn the early 20th century, Bertha Palmer was one of the best-known and wealthiest women in America. She was an art collector, women's rights advocate, businesswoman, owner of Chicago's Palmer House Hotel, and had elegant homes in Chicago, Paris, and London. In 1910 she traveled to the small and rough settlement called Sarasota on the west coast of Florida. For some reason, she decided to spend much of each year for the rest of her life on one of America's last frontiers, investing in cattle and farming, creating communities out of marshlands, pine forests, and tropical jungles. The society queen and social reform advocate excelled as a frontier entrepreneur, just as she had in every other endeavor in her life. She managed to make a good deal of money and to change Sarasota forever.

Common Butterflies of Florida

Common Butterflies of Florida

Cech, Rick
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FoldingGuides offer instant access to just what you need to know. Indestructible lamination- water and beachproof.
Bird Life

Bird Life

Chapman, Frank Michler
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From the sparrow to the starling, the woodpecker to the warbler, the eagle to the egret, and every species in between, birds are some of the most plentiful and most diverse creatures in North America. Soaring high above us, these winged beauties have long been a source of fascination and enchantment.
While dozens of studies and field guides have been written, few provide a better-rounded overview of the denizens of the sky than Frank Michler Chapman's Bird Life. First published in 1897, over a century later Bird Life stills provides insightful observations about dozens of species of birds native to North America.
A pioneer in the study of natural history and ornithology, Frank Chapman writes with scientific prowess and an expert's eye in regards to bird anatomy, migratory patterns, mating habits, and habitat choice. Describing species from across the continent, Bird Life is a true testament to one of the nation's most beloved creatures.
Idiioms on the Loose

Idiioms on the Loose

Coffin, Lynn Armstrong
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Don't be fooled for things are not always what they seem. Thinking the can contained a fellow duck, our misguided friend opens it. It doesn't contain a duck at all but 12 witty Idioms who are glad to be free. Follow along as the true meanings are revealed and see what happens in the end. The whimsical illustrations bring to life the peculiar trickery of an Idiom and engage the reader in finding the narrator hidden on each page.
Angler's Book of Favorite Fishing Quotations

Angler's Book of Favorite Fishing Quotations

Corley, Jackie
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A collection of inspirational and meaningful quotes perfect for every lover of fishing.

Fishing is a pastime as old as humanity itself, and while the process and techniques have changed and evolved with new technology and strategies, the simple goal of catching a fish is timeless. Whether by yourself on a tiny boat in the middle of a lake or with a group of people on the edge of a winding river, one only needs a simple rod, line, and bait--as well patience, that most important component! A perfect gift for anyone who loves fishing, The Angler's Book of Favorite Fishing Quotations captures this unique and joyful experience with words and wisdom from writers, thinkers, and of course, anglers!

Harney Flats

Harney Flats

Daniel, I. Randolph
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Discovered during construction of the I-75 corridor northeast of Tampa, the site of Harney Flats was a turning point in the archaeology of the southeastern United States. Beneath evidence of human settlement from the Middle Archaic period, researchers unearthed Paleoindian stone tools--representing a rare example of a stratified site in the Southeast with a Paleoindian occupation. The expansive excavations at Harney Flats demonstrated that significant land-based sites of early human settlement exist in Florida and are worth exploring.

Harney Flats describes the excavation, which was praised for its state-of-the-art strategy and interpretive methods despite its sandy environment, and details the objects uncovered--projectile points, scrapers, adzes--and what they reveal about the lives of the people who used them. Including an update on relevant research since its first publication, this volume is the definitive account of a critical finding in the study of early human history.

A volume in the Florida Museum of Natural History: Ripley P. Bullen Series
Spring Training in Clearwater

Spring Training in Clearwater

de Quesada, Alejan
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This chronicle of baseball superstars and hardcore statistics careens Philadelphia Phillies and Clearwater Threshers fans from the early days of professional baseball to today's Grapefruit League. Accompanied by over seventy-five action-packed pictures, de Quesada describes the countless Phillies and Threshers stories that show the remarkable bond between Clearwater and the Phillies organization. Included are the tales of of the All-Girls Professional Baseball League, the first appearance of the Phillie Phanatic and the Tiki Bar at Bright House Networks field as well as the detailed exploits of Tug McGraw, Mike Schmidt and Paul "Pope" Owens.
Florida Night Sky : A Guide to Observing from Dusk Til Dawn

Florida Night Sky : A Guide to Observing from Dusk Til Dawn

De Wire, Elinor
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The Florida night sky is a source of fascination, inspiration, and enjoyment. Whether your aim is a casual appreciation of the heavens or a serious study of astronomy, The Florida Night Sky will get you started on a rewarding journey of cosmic discovery, beginning with how the known universe is organized and where Florida fits into the picture. Every place on earth has its own singular view of the stars and Florida is no different. Theres an enviable openness to the Florida landscape and flat horizon, allowing for a broader view of the sky in all directions. The warm, snowless winter nights, with their long periods of darkness, are ideal for stargazing, and Florida's position near the tropics offers a view of the four stars in the Southern Cross in the spring and early summer. The two coasts offer stunning views of the sun rising and setting in the water--watch for the Green Flash as the sun finally drops into the ocean on the Gulf Coast.

An ideal starting point for those who want to learn about the Florida night sky and enjoy its treasures, this book also serves as a helpful reference for serious amateur astronomers. Step outside, look up, and get acquainted with the Florida night. The rewards will surprise and delight you.

Designing with Palms

Designing with Palms

Dewees, Jason
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"If you want to successfully add more bold fronds and a tropical style to your landscape, Designing With Palms is the comprehensive book for you." --Gardenista

Palms are a landscape staple in warm, temperate climates worldwide. But these stunning and statement-making plants are large, expensive, and difficult to install, resulting in unique design challenges. In Designing with Palms, palm expert Jason Dewees details every major aspect of designing and caring for palms. This definitive guide shares essential information on planting, irrigation, nutrition, pruning, and transplanting. A gallery of the most important species showcases the range of options available, and stunning photographs by Caitlin Atkinson spotlight examples of home and public landscapes that make excellent use of palms.

Top 10 Orlando

Top 10 Orlando

DK
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True to its name, this Orlando travel guide covers all the city's major sights and attractions in easy-to-use top 10 lists that help you plan the vacation that's right for you.

This newly updated pocket travel guide for Orlando will lead you straight to the best attractions this city has to offer, from theme parks, shopping, nightlife, and restaurants.

Expert travel writers have fully revised this edition of DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Top 10 Orlando.

- Brand-new itineraries help you plan your trip to Orlando.
- Expanded and far more comprehensive, new laminated pull-out map now includes color-coded design, public transportation maps, and street indexes to make it even easier to use.
- Maps of walking routes show you the best ways to maximize your time.
- New Top 10 lists feature off-the-beaten-track ideas, along with standbys like the top attractions, shopping, dining options, and more.
- Additional maps marked with sights from the guidebook are shown on inside cover flaps, with selected street index and metro map.
- New typography and fresh layout throughout.

You'll still find DK's famous full-color photography and museum floor plans, along with just the right amount of coverage of history and culture. A free pull-out map is marked with sights from the guidebook and includes a street index and a metro map.

The perfect pocket-size travel companion: DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Top 10 Orlando.

Series Overview: DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Top 10 are handy travel guides that take the work out of planning a trip. Packed with amazing ideas, informative maps, insider tips, and useful advice, DK's Top 10 guides lead you to the very best your destination has to offer. The pocket size make these the perfect guide to take on vacation. Discover the history, art, architecture, and culture of your destination through Top 10 lists, from the best museums, bars, and sights to the places to avoid. Visit TravelDK.com to learn more.

DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Florida

DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Florida

DK Travel
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Welcome to the Sunshine State

Whether you want to visit the Mission Control Room at the Kennedy Space Center, take an airboat ride in the Everglades or discover the historic Coral Gables, your DK Eyewitness travel guide makes sure you experience all that Florida has to offer.

Florida is known for its sun-kissed beaches and magical theme parks, but this diverse state offers so much more. From nature trails and national parks, to sizzling nightlife and sumptuous seafood, Florida has it all.

Our newly updated guide brings Florida to life, transporting you there like no other travel guide does with expert-led insights and advice, detailed breakdowns of all the must-see sights, inspiring photography and our trademark illustrations.

You'll discover:

- our pick of Florida's must-sees, top experiences, and hidden gems
- the best spots to eat, drink, shop, and stay
- detailed maps and walks that make navigating the country easy
- easy-to-follow itineraries
- expert advice: get ready, get around, and stay safe
- color-coded chapters to every part of Florida, from the Gold Coast to the Gulf Coast, Orlando to the Keys
- our new lightweight format, so you can take your guide with you wherever you go

Want the best of Miami in your pocket? Try our DK Eyewitness Top 10 Miami and the Keys.

Top 10 Orlando

Top 10 Orlando

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The world's best theme parks, luxurious hotels and resorts, award-winning restaurants, trendy bars and stunning nature parks and reserves - Orlando truly is a place to have fun. Your DK Eyewitness Top 10 travel guide ensures you'll find your way around Orlando with absolute ease.

Our newly updated Top 10 travel guide breaks down the best of Orlando into helpful lists of ten - from our own selected highlights to the best museums and galleries, places to eat, shops and festivals.

You'll discover:

- Five easy-to-follow itineraries, perfect for a day-trip, a weekend, or a week
- Detailed Top 10 lists of Orlando's must-sees, including detailed descriptions of Magic Kingdom(R) Park, Epcot(R), Disney's Hollywood Studios(R), Disney's Animal Kingdom(R) Park, Universal Studios FloridaTM, Universal's Islands of AdventureTM, the Wizarding World of Harry PotterTM, LEGOLAND(R), Merritt Island and the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex
- Orlando's most interesting areas, with the best places for shopping, going out and sightseeing
- Inspiration for different things to enjoy during your trip - including children's attractions, things to do for free and day trips outside of Orlando
- A laminated pull-out map of Orlando, plus five color area maps
- Streetsmart advice get ready, get around, and stay safe
- A lightweight format perfect for your pocket or bag when you're on the move

DK Eyewitness Top 10s have been helping travelers to make the most of their breaks since 2002.

Planning a bigger adventure? Try our DK Eyewitness Florida or DK Eyewitness USA.

Shells of Florida's Gulf Coast

Shells of Florida's Gulf Coast

Douglas, Jackie Leatherbury
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These laminated, fold-up identification guides-- FoldingGuides-- speak for themselves. Written and illustrated by local experts who know their stuff, waterproof and indestructible, theyre the perfect choice for beginners and intermediates who want to know what theyll encounter in their particular locale.
Everglades : River of Grass

Everglades : River of Grass

Douglas, Marjory Stoneman; Fin
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Before 1947, when Marjory Stoneman Douglas named The Everglades a "river of grass," most people considered the area worthless. She brought the world's attention to the need to preserve The Everglades. In the Afterword, Michael Grunwald tells us what has happened to them since then. Grunwald points out that in 1947 the government was in the midst of establishing the Everglades National Park and turning loose the Army Corps of Engineers to control floods--both of which seemed like saviors for the Glades. But neither turned out to be the answer. Working from the research he did for his book, The Swamp, Grunwald offers an account of what went wrong and the many attempts to fix it, beginning with Save Our Everglades, which Douglas declared was "not nearly enough." Grunwald then lays out the intricacies (and inanities) of the more recent and ongoing CERP, the hugely expensive Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan.
Sarasota

Sarasota

Elder, Amy A.
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Images of America: Sarasota celebrates the unique history of one of Florida's most beautiful communities. Once a modest town, known for its ranching, hunting, fishing, and farming, Sarasota has grown into a thriving city. It became a town in 1902 and separated from Manatee County to become Sarasota County in 1921. Surrounded by sparkling water, soft sand beaches, abundant protected wildlife, and spectacular sunsets, Sarasota was and still is a great place to live or visit. This volume contains more than 200 prized images of Sarasota from the mid-1800s to the 1930s. Highlighted are the people who helped to transform the area from a small fishing village into a booming tourist and cultural center. Some of the early pioneers included are fisherman and cattleman William Whitaker; farmers John and Eliza Webb; Scotsman, golfer, and developer J.H. Gillespie; builder Harry Higel; developer and experimental agriculturist Mrs. Potter Palmer; developer Owen Burns; Real Estate promoter J.H. Lord; and circus people and promoters John and Mable Ringling, who left a legacy to the state including their mansion Ca' d'Zan, The John and Mable Ringling Museum, and The Ringling School of Art.
Sarasota County Islands and Beaches

Sarasota County Islands and Beaches

Elder, Amy A.
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Images of America: Sarasota County Islands and Beaches explores the history of the area and its pioneers, developers, and residents.


Sarasota County's island and beach communities, including Longboat Key, Siesta Key, Casey Key, Venice,

Attracting Birds and Butterflies

Attracting Birds and Butterflies

Ellis, Barbara
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A quick-reference guide to attracting birds and butterflies for gardeners with little experience and time.

In the eye of a bird or butterfly, the typical suburban landscape resembles an unfriendly desert. Closely mowed lawns, tightly clipped shrubs, raked-up borders, and deadheaded flowers mean no place to nest, no food to eat, and nowhere to hide. To the humans who live there, this means no bird songs, no colorful butterflies, no dazzling hummingbirds, no night-sparkling fireflies.

Creating a garden that welcomes these creatures may seem like a confusing and complicated task, but the principles involved are relatively simple. Essentially, wildlife needs food, water, and shelter, just like we do, and this lavishly illustrated guide shows which plants attract which creatures, and how to plant and care for them.

Before the Pioneers

Before the Pioneers

Frank, Andrew K.
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Formed seemingly out of steel, glass, and concrete, with millions of residents from around the globe, Miami has ancient roots that can be hard to imagine today. Before the Pioneers takes readers back through forgotten eras to the stories of the people who shaped the land along the Miami River long before most modern histories of the city begin.

Andrew Frank begins the chronicle of the Magic City's long history 4,000 years ago when Tequesta Indians settled at the mouth of the river, erecting burial mounds, ceremonial centers, and villages. They created a network of constructed and natural waterways through the Everglades and trade routes to the distant Calusa on the west coast. Centuries later, the area became a stopover for Spanish colonists on their way to Havana, a haven where they could shelter from storms and obtain freshwater, lumber, and other supplies. Frank brings to life the vibrant colonies of fugitives and seafarers that formed on the shores of Biscayne Bay in the eighteenth century. He tells of the emergence of the tropical fruit plantations and the accompanying enslaved communities, as well as the military occupation during the Seminole Wars. Eventually, the small seaport town flourished with the coming of "pioneers" like Julia Tuttle and Henry Flagler who promoted the city as a place of luxury and brought new waves of residents from the North.

Frank pieces together the material culture and the historical record of the Miami River to re-create the fascinating past of one of the world's most influential cities.

50 Hikes in Central Florida

50 Hikes in Central Florida

Friend, Sandra
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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 directions, a detailed map, and information on hike duration, difficulty, and trail conditions. Explore a new side of Florida, 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.

Good Night Florida

Good Night Florida

Gamble, Adam
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Good Night Florida includes coconut palm trees, snorkeling the Keys, dolphins, sea turtles, manatees, the Everglades and alligators, orange groves, Kennedy Space Center, Daytona 500, Ginnie Springs, St. Augustine, swimming. beaches, and more. Young Floridians and visitors are invited to explore the most exciting attractions the Sunshine State has to offer while being lulled gently to sleep. Oranges and alligators included!

This book is part of the bestselling Good Night Our World series, which includes hundreds of titles exploring iconic locations and exciting, child-friendly themes.

Many of North America's most beloved regions are artfully celebrated in these board books designed to soothe children before bedtime while instilling an early appreciation for North America's natural and cultural wonders. Each book stars a multicultural group of people visiting the featured area's attractions as rhythmic language guides children through the passage of both a single day and the four seasons while saluting the iconic aspects of each place.

Lifelong Gardener

Lifelong Gardener

Gattone, Toni
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"The secret to making the most of later life is to keep doing what you love. With practical advice and gentle inspiration, Gattone shows us how gardening can work for people of any age." --Carl Honoré, author of In Praise of Slowness

You can keep gardening for life, you just need to make adjustment as you age. In The Lifelong Gardener, adaptive gardening expert Toni Gattone shares her proven methods for making your favorite hobby easier on your aging body--techniques that that will help you garden smarter, not harder. This helpful guide includes dozens tried-and-true methods that help eliminate the physical strain of gardening, like buying ergonomic tools, using raised beds, and moving tools around in bins on wheels. The Lifelong Gardener celebrates the joy of gardening, and Gattone's message of empowerment will stir you to find joy in your garden for years to come.


Sunshine State: Essays

Sunshine State: Essays

Gerard, Sarah
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Longlisted for the PEN/Diamonstein-Spielvogel Award for the Art of the Essay

A New York Times Critics' Best Books of the Year - An NPR Best Book of the Year - A NYLON Best Nonfiction Book of the Year - A Buzzfeed Best Nonfiction Book of the Year - An Entrophy Magazine Best Non-Fiction Book of the Year - A Brooklyn Rail Best Non-Fiction Book of the Year - A Baltimore Beat Best Book of the Year

A Paris Review Staff Pick - A Chicago Tribune Exciting Book for 2017 - A Rolling Stone Culture Index Reccomendation - A Buzzfeed Most Exciting Book for 2017 - A The Millions Great 2017 Book Preview Pick - A Huffington Post 2017 Preview Pick - A NYLON Best 10 Books of the Month - A Lit Hub 15 Books to Read This Month A Poets & Writers New and Noteworth Selection - A PW Top 10 Spring Pick in Essays & Literary Criticism- An Emma Straub Reccomendation on PBS

"One of the themes of 'Sunshine State, ' Sarah Gerard's striking book of essays, is how Florida can unmoor you and make you reach for shoddy, off-the-shelf solutions to your psychic unease.... The first essay is a knockout, a lurid red heart wrapped in barbed wire.... This essay draws blood." -- Dwight Garner, New York Times

"Unflinchingly candid memoir bolstered by thoughtfully researched history.... A nuanced and subtly intimate mosaic... her writing, lucid yet atmospheric, takes on a timeless ebb and flow." -- Jason Heller, NPR.org

"Stunning." -- Rolling Stone

"These large-hearted, meticulous essays offer an uncanny x-ray of our national psyche... showing us both the grand beauty of our American dreams and the heartbreaking devastation they wreak." -- Garth Greenwell, author of What Belongs to You

Sarah Gerard follows her breakout novel, Binary Star, with the dynamic essay collection Sunshine State, which explores Florida as a microcosm of the most pressing economic and environmental perils haunting our society.

In the collection's title essay, Gerard volunteers at the Suncoast Seabird Sanctuary, a world renowned bird refuge. There she meets its founder, who once modeled with a pelican on his arm for a Dewar's Scotch campaign but has since declined into a pit of fraud and madness. He becomes our embezzling protagonist whose tales about the birds he "rescues" never quite add up. Gerard's personal stories are no less eerie or poignant: An essay that begins as a look at Gerard's first relationship becomes a heart-wrenching exploration of acquaintance rape and consent. An account of intimate female friendship pivots midway through, morphing into a meditation on jealousy and class.

With the personal insight of The Empathy Exams, the societal exposal of Nickel and Dimed, and the stylistic innovation and intensity of her own break-out debut novel Binary Star, Sarah Gerard's Sunshine State uses the intimately personal to unearth the deep reservoirs of humanity buried in the corners of our world often hardest to face.

 

 

Roxanne says: Fascinating, amazed Gerard lived to tell it. A product of dysfunction absorbed but recreated her on life. Florida history as well!

Florida Lighthouses

Florida Lighthouses

Hairr, John
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Sporting the second-longest coastline in the United States, Florida has over 8,000 miles of sparkling beaches and waterfront property. This valuable
landscape and the region s position between the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico made Florida key in the early expansion of American trade routes, but the state s several capes and dangerous reefs, rocks, and shoals made travel quite perilous to unwary mariners. When commerce and traffic began to grow between ports on the East Coast and along the Gulf of Mexico in the nineteenth century, it became necessary to construct aids to navigation along the state s long and treacherous coast. Lighthouses were the solution. Constructed in a variety of styles and sizes, Florida s lighthouses were erected on what, at the time, were some of the most desolate regions of the southeastern United States and included lonely offshore islands. Manned and inhabited by vigilant keepers and their families, these towers illuminated the dark seas and provided the beacon that guided lost travelers. Large brick structures watched over St. Augustine, Pensacola, and Ponce de Leon Inlet; iron skeletons towered over Crooked River and Hillsboro Inlet; and screwpile lighthouses stood as sentinels in the waters off the Florida Keys."
Sanibel Island

Sanibel Island

Hill, Yvonne
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Sanibel, a barrier island on the southwest coast of Florida, was originally inhabited by the Calusa Indians around 1500. In 1513, explorer Ponce DeLeon landed ashore the exotic isle, with its brackish estuaries, plush mangrove jungles, and sandy beaches,
opening the door for others who would eventually find their way to the island. Over time, Sanibel was visited by European explorers, slave traders, pirates, and Seminole Indians, all of whom added to
its colorful and intriguing history. In the late 1800s and early 1900s, the original settlers of modern-day Sanibel arrived on the island. These pioneers were a contrasting group of individuals, comprised of diverse ethic origins and cultures, yet all seemed to share a common goal of using hard work, resourcefulness, and determination to make the island their home. Their efforts and sacrifices greatly contributed to the growth and rich history of Sanibel as we know it today.
Little Sarasota Dining Book 2018

Little Sarasota Dining Book 2018

Hoffman, Larry
$11.95
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Published annually by dineSarasota, The Little Sarasota Dining Book offers information on over 200 of the best restaurants in Sarasota, Florida. This book is essential for locals and visitors trying to navigate Sarasota's crowded dining scene. It features restaurants in every imaginable cuisine category. It also contains interesting articles written by local chefs and delicious recipes from some of Sarasota's best known restaurants.

Sarasota County Street Atlas

Sarasota County Street Atlas

House of Maps
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Newtown Alive: Courage, Dignity, Determination

Newtown Alive: Courage, Dignity, Determination

Howard Ph D, Rosalyn
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This book chronicles the history of Sarasota, Florida's African American community - Newtown - that celebrated its 100-year anniversary in 2014. It answers questions about many aspects of community life: why the earliest African Americans who came to Sarasota, then a tiny fishing village, first settled in areas near downtown called "Black Bottom" and "over town;" their transition from there to Newtown; how they developed Newtown from swampland into a self-contained community to ensure their own survival during the Jim Crow era; the ways they earned a living, what self-help organizations they formed; their religious and educational traditions; residents' military service, the strong emphasis placed on education; how they succeeded in gaining political representation after filing a federal lawsuit; and much more. Newtown residents fought for civil rights, endured and triumphed over Jim Crow segregation, suffered KKK intimidation and violence, and currently are resisting the stealthy gentrification of their community. Whether you are new to the area, a frequent visitor, an educator, historian or a longtime resident trying to connect the dots in your family tree, you will find these stories of courage, dignity and determination enlightening and empowering!
Along Florida's Expressways

Along Florida's Expressways

Hunter, Dave
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Along Florida's Expressways

Unlike the typical Florida guidebook, Along Florida's Expressways is not a "destination" travel guide. Instead, author Dave Hunter helps anyone drive around the state with the ease, comfort and safety, using "local knowledge" as if they've lived there for many years.

Known and respected for his award-winning travelbook, Along Interstate-75, Dave's Florida driving guide picks up where his other book leaves off. Featuring seventy-seven 25-miles-per-page full-color maps, this book includes detailed information for all of Florida's interstates, expressways and toll routes, along with Dave's personal observations and suggestions . . . not to mention his fascinating trivia.

Packed with information gathered from "locals" and accumulated over 48 years of Florida travel, Along Florida's Expressways useful road information not only includes gas stations, restaurants, and lodgings available at each exit (even which side of the road they are on), but also pinpoints rest areas and much more.

Every two-years, Dave and his wife, Kathy, drive over 5,000 miles to personally gather the material for the next edition of this book. That's every Florida expressway and toll route in both directions! Each current edition of the book is supported with a "reader's only" website where major updates to the current book's information are posted.

But the book is not only for those who drive to Florida via I-75, it is also for the Florida "Fly-Drive" crowd-those who fly to Florida and rent a car to tour the State. Whether from the Midwestern states or huge Florida-bound markets such as the UK or Germany-they love the local information this book provides and many make sure they pack a copy in their flight bag before leaving.

VISITFLORIDA(R), the State's official marketing organization endorses this book and counter staff use it at all its Welcome Centers. To quote VISITFLORIDA(R)

"Filled with Insider Tips, "Along Florida's Expressways" is an excellent resource for Sunshine State visitors and residents alike. As the state's official source for travel planning, VISITFLORIDA(R)'s staff know Florida well - and even we use Dave's driving guide."

Along Florida's Expressways is completely updated every even numbered year, Along I-75contains no advertising or commercial content.

Rest assured that with "Dave" in the car, any journey on Florida's expressways is guaranteed to be a safe, fun and informative drive.

Lure of Longboat Key

Lure of Longboat Key

Johnson, Mary Lou
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Mary Lou Johnson's award winning fine art photography captures the unique luxury tropical island of Longboat Key in this coffee table book.

Anna Maria Island

Anna Maria Island

Joy, Bonner
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Anna Maria Island was once inhabited by Native Americans, but as the beauty became known to its first homesteader, George L. Bean, the island's destiny was to be a beacon to paradise.


In spite of mangrove forests and throngs of mosquitoes, people came by boat to enjoy the white sand beaches and the turquoise waters of the Gulf of Mexico, with their cool onshore breezes and blazing sunsets. The Islander newspaper of the 1950s heralded, "Where life is good and the fishing is great." Anglers came from afar to test their skills against tarpon, the world's greatest game fish, and to hunt goliath grouper in the depths of Tampa Bay. Two modern bridges connected the island to the mainland in 1957, and with that the seven-mile-long island was on its way to becoming the jewel of Manatee County.

Florida Pirates : From the Southern Gulf Coast to the Keys and Beyond

Florida Pirates : From the Southern Gulf Coast to the Keys and Beyond

Kaserman, James; Kaserman, Sar
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Florida is largely influenced by the illicit and fascinating activites of pirates. Authors James and Sarah Kaserman recount the stories, legends, and myths of piracy in Florida.


The coast of southwest Florida, with its shallow waters, inlets, and mangrove islands provides the setting and backdrop for a variety of pirates, privateers, and independents. Piracy has a long and rich tradition in this area dating from before the formation of America through the infamous prohibition era. Telling the tales of Anne Bonny, Calico Jack Rackham, Civil War smugglers and prohibition rum runners, the authors provide a compelling narrative of the historically dangerous waters around Southwest Florida and beyond.

Moon Florida Gulf Coast

Moon Florida Gulf Coast

Kinser, Joshua Lawrence
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Whether you're kayaking through mangroves, bodysurfing with manta rays, or sunbathing with a piña colada in hand, soak up the Sunshine State with Moon Florida Gulf Coast. Inside you'll find:
  • Flexible itineraries from short beach getaways to a 10-day road trip covering all 700 miles of the Florida Gulf Coast
  • Strategic advice for beach-goers, wildlife enthusiasts, water sports lovers, and more
  • The best spots for outdoor adventures like kayaking, hiking, biking, bird-watching, and fishing, and the best beaches for swimming, sunsets, and seclusion
  • Top activities and unique experiences: Discover the vibrant performing arts scene in Sarasota or stroll through quaint riverfront towns and secluded island enclaves. Unwind on shell-scattered beaches, explore winding mazes of mangroves, or spot gators in the swampy Everglades. Ride the coasters at Busch Gardens, browse art galleries in Naples, or check out a local swamp buggy race. Sail through the canals of Tampa, kick back at a beachfront oyster bar, and sip a local brew as the sun sets over the ocean
  • Expert advice from Florida native Jason Ferguson on where to stay, where to eat, and how to get around by car, bus, or boat
  • Full-color photos and detailed maps throughout
  • Background information on the Gulf Coast's landscape, wildlife, history, and culture
  • Handy tips for international visitors, families with kids, LGBTQ travelers, and travelers with disabilities
  • With Moon Florida Gulf Coast's practical advice and local know-how, you can plan your trip your way.

    For more of the Sunshine State, try Moon Florida Keys. Hitting the road? Check out Moon South Florida & the Keys Road Trip.

    Son of Real Florida : Stories from My Life

    Son of Real Florida : Stories from My Life

    Klinkenberg, Jeff
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    As stories about "Florida Man" inspire wild headlines in the news, Florida's most beloved chronicler is here to show that the state is more than the stereotypes. Award-winning journalist Jeff Klinkenberg has explored what makes Florida unique for nearly half a century, and Son of Real Florida is a compelling retrospective of essays on the state he knows so well.

    Klinkenberg tells what it was like growing up in pre-air conditioning Florida and becoming a newspaper reporter in mid-century Miami. He introduces us to the stout-hearted folks who have learned to live and even prosper among the insects, sharp-toothed critters, and serious heat. We meet beekeeper Harold P. Curtis and his prized orange blossom honey; frog whisperer Avalon Theisen; Sheepshead George of St. Petersburg; and Miss Martha, the oyster-shucking queen of Apalachicola.

    This book also takes us to some of the most interesting, little-known places in the state. We travel to Solomon's Castle of reclaimed materials, the neighborhood of "Rattlesnake, Florida," and the smallest post office in the United States. Along the way, Klinkenberg stops to impart true Florida wisdom, from how to eat a Key lime pie to which writers and artists every Floridian should know.

    Above all, Klinkenberg portrays Florida's people, places, food, and culture with a deep understanding that does not relegate them to cliche. He writes with warmth and authenticity of a state he still sees as wondrous in its own ways. Though some may think the real Florida is a thing of the past, he says, "Do not tell me Florida is no longer a paradise."

    Florida in the Spanish American War

    Florida in the Spanish American War

    Knetsch, Joe & Wynne, Nick
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    Florida began as a Spanish colony, with governing headquarters in Havana, Cuba. It is fitting, then, that the state played such a large role in the Spanish-American War. As a base of training and combat operations, Florida's involvement was crucial to the war effort. Join trusted historians Joe Knetsch and Nick Wynne as they log a fascinating chapter in Florida's history--a time when Roosevelt's Rough Riders prepared for battle at Tampa bases, when battleships departed from south Florida ports to avenge the sunken USS Maine and when a nation looked to the Sunshine State to help unite America around a common cause, even as the nation still struggled to come to terms with the Civil War and Reconstruction
    Great Destinations Sarasota, Sanibel Island & Naples

    Great Destinations Sarasota, Sanibel Island & Naples

    Koster-Walton, Chelle
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    Enjoy an insider's vantage point on Charlotte Harbor's wild shores, the coast's sandy barrier islands, Naples's polished allure, and Sarasota-Bradenton's "sweet" history.
    Unofficial Guide to Universal Orlando 2020

    Unofficial Guide to Universal Orlando 2020

    Kubersky, Seth
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    Honest and Outspoken Advice from the Unofficial Experts

    The Unofficial Guide to Universal Orlando 2020 by Seth Kubersky is packed with detailed, specific information on every ride, show, and restaurant in the resort. The guide includes info on where to find the cheapest Universal Orlando admission tickets, how to save big on Universal on-site hotel rooms and skip the regular lines in the parks, when to visit Universal Orlando for the lightest crowds, and everything else you need to know for a stress-free Universal Orlando experience.

  • Comprehensive reviews: In-depth critical assessments of every attraction, including the new Hagrid's Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure
  • Touring Plans: Patented, field-tested touring plans that literally save you hours in line
  • Hotel recommendations: An up close look at each Universal resort hotel and how to get the most out of on-site benefits such as Early Park Admission
  • Dining guide: Ratings and reviews of more than 80 restaurants, including all full-service eateries at the parks and at CityWalk
  • Invaluable advice: Best times of year to visit and how to get around the lines, with details on Universal's exciting seasonal events such as Halloween Horror Nights and Mardi Gras
  • The Wizarding World of Harry Potter: Complete coverage of Hogsmeade and Diagon Alley, with updated tips for experiencing the Escape from Gringotts and Forbidden Journey rides
  • Sneak peeks: Learn about the new value-priced Endless Summer Resort

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