Swamp Song: A Natural History of Florida's Swamps / Edition 1

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Swamp Song is the story of a biologist's romance with the environment. In this abundantly illustrated book, naturalist and photographer Ron Larson offers to everyone interested in nature--from bird watchers and canoeists to botanists and policy makers--an introduction to Florida's forested wetlands.

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Library Journal
Larson's book is a celebration of the swamps of Florida. He briefly covers their classification and origin, their distribution throughout the state, and how to experience them firsthand. The longest part of the book is devoted to describing selected plants and animals of the swamps. As a biologist for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Larson can and does relate many personal encounters. The numerous illustrations supplement the text well. There is an extensive bibliography and a good index. Larson's folksy style is sometimes humorous; his love for swamps is always apparent. His book is a good, nontechnical introduction to a misunderstood and badly abused habitat. Recommended for general collections, especially in the Southeast.-Bruce Neville, Univ. of Texas at El Paso Lib.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780813013558
  • Publisher: University Press of Florida
  • Publication date: 6/28/1995
  • Edition description: First
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 231
  • Product dimensions: 6.13 (w) x 9.33 (h) x 0.69 (d)

Meet the Author

Ron Larson, a biologist with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in Jackson, Mississippi, lived in Florida for more than five years while researching this book.  He is the author of more than 40 scientific papers as well as popular articles about marine life and natural history.  His photographs have appeared in many books and magazines, including National Geographic. He has participated in scientific expeditions to the Arctic, the Antarctic, and the Neotropics.

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