Endangered and Threatened Animals of Florida and Their Habitats

Endangered and Threatened Animals of Florida and Their Habitats

by Chris Scott
     
 

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A biological crossroads where temperate gives way to tropical and east blends into west, Florida has over twenty-five primary habitat types, several of which are unique to the state. Within these richly varied natural communities lives an astonishing abundance of animals and plants, making Florida one of the United States’ most biologically diverse regions. At…  See more details below

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A biological crossroads where temperate gives way to tropical and east blends into west, Florida has over twenty-five primary habitat types, several of which are unique to the state. Within these richly varied natural communities lives an astonishing abundance of animals and plants, making Florida one of the United States’ most biologically diverse regions. At the same time, sadly, Florida is also one of the country’s most ecologically imperiled regions, second only to California in the number of its animals and plants that have been federally designated as endangered or threatened. This fully illustrated book is a comprehensive, yet convenient and easy-to-understand guide to Florida’s endangered and threatened animals and the habitats that support them. Chris Scott covers all 71 species, subspecies, or populations of mammals, birds, reptiles, fish, crustaceans, insects, corals, and mollusks. His species accounts describe each animal’s listed status, identifying characteristics, historical and current distribution, biology, current threats, and conservation efforts. To make the crucial link between animals and their habitats, Scott also includes extensive discussions of Florida’s natural regions; human impacts on the environment, including habitat destruction, pollution, and the introduction of invasive, nonnative species; and ongoing efforts to conserve and restore native plant and animal communities. With this wealth of information available in no other single volume, everyone who cares about the natural environment can help preserve one of America’s biological treasurehouses.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780292787605
Publisher:
University of Texas Press
Publication date:
07/05/2010
Series:
Corrie Herring Hooks Series , #58
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Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
11 MB
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Meet the Author

Chris Scott is a federal law enforcement officer, herpetologist, wildlife researcher, and professional nature photographer. A former Floridian, he now lives in the western United States.

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