Priceless Florida: Natural Ecosystems and Native Species
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Priceless Florida: Natural Ecosystems and Native Species

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Priceless Florida presents the incomparable ecological riches of this unique region in a way that will appeal to young and old, laypersons and scientists. A cornucopia of colorful illustrations and exquisite photos makes you feel you're there. The comprehensive text enlightens with facts and brims with intriguing curiosities while bridging multiple fields in a crisp, reada...more
Paperback, 423 pages
Published September 1st 2004 by Pineapple Press
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Graham Mitchell
Excellent book. Very detailed with some beautiful color photography. I used to work as wilderness guide in the Florida Everglades, and I can assure you that the information in this book is detailed and accurate. Very informative read, even for a layperson. The complexity has been abstracted from the science, and the detailed macroscopic and microscopic world of the Everglades has been made available to everyone. It is a poetic and fragile landscape and this book does it justice. Not an everyday...more
Bethany Harvey
This book is easy for the interested layperson to read, while not sacrificing accuracy or detail. It would make a great gift for newcomers to Florida, young people who are interested in biology, outdoorspeople who'd like to understand the plants and animals they see while pursuing their sport, or even professionals who want to get up to speed on Florida quickly. It could even be used as a textbook for high school or introductory college classes.

The photos are gorgeous and plentiful, and the text...more
Holly Lindquist
I heard about this book while walking a trail at the Leon Sinks Geological Area near Tallahassee. One of the people I met on the walk was Bruce Means, a herpetologist who contributed to the book. He recommended it and I wrote it down on a teeny tiny scrap of paper. It took me awhile to actually pick up a copy, but I was glad I did.
The material is very well put together, extremely easy to read, and very fascinating. I haven't read anything else that illustrated the inter-related webs in an envir...more
As I'm using this book for mild research, I suppose I should talk about the more concrete merits of this book...but it's super fun to read! With fantastic pictures and interesting facts that really place you in the context of the outdoor Florida that so many people are unaware of. I highly recommend it for pleasure and more serious reading.
What a wonderful book. Easy to read and follow. Great pictures. Wish I had found it earlier.
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