Priceless Florida: Natural Ecosystem 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, readable style that only seasoned science-educators like Drs. Whitney, Means, and Rudloe could offer. The authors enlighten us on every kind of ...

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Overview

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, readable style that only seasoned science-educators like Drs. Whitney, Means, and Rudloe could offer. The authors enlighten us on every kind of natural area found within the Sunshine State. Imagine yourself trekking into a hammock, slogging through a swamp, floating down a river, strolling along a beach, hovering over a coral reef, or probing the depths of an underwater cave. You'll discover how everything from soils, rocks, water, and landforms shape flora and fauna — and vice versa. You'll also learn how the survival of some of the world's most endangered species and ecosystems hinges on our actions.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781561643080
  • Publisher: Pineapple Press, Inc.
  • Publication date: 9/28/2004
  • Pages: 423
  • Product dimensions: 8.54 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 1.11 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword v
Preface vi
Part 1 Florida's Natural Riches
1 Natural Ecosystems and Native Species 3
2 The Context: Climate, Land, Soil, Water 19
Part 2 Interior Uplands
3 High Pine Grasslands 33
4 Flatwoods and Prairies 55
5 Interior Scrub 67
6 Temperate Hardwood Hammocks 85
7 Rocklands and Terrestrial Caves 105
Part 3 Interior Wetlands
8 Wetlands 125
9 Seepage Wetlands 139
10 Marshes 155
11 Flowing-Water Swamps 175
Part 4 Interior Waters
12 Lakes and Ponds 197
13 Alluvial, Blackwater, and Seepage Streams 215
14 Aquatic Caves, Sinks, Springs, and Spring Runs 233
Part 5 Coastal Uplands and Wetlands
15 Beach-Dune Systems 247
16 Zones between the Tides: Beaches and Marshes 267
17 Mangrove Swamps 285
Part 6 Coastal Waters
18 Estuarine Waters and Seafloors 301
19 Submarine Meadows 321
20 Sponge, Rock, and Reef Communities 333
21 The Gulf and the Ocean 347
Part 7 The Past and the Future
22 The Path to the Present 361
23 The Next Generations 379
Reference Notes 387
Bibliography 391
Appendix Ecosystems 399
Photography Credits 402
Index to Species and Other Categories 403
General Index 418
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