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As part of a series of guides for the ecotraveller, this text is designed to help visitors to Florida identify the wildlife and plants they are likely to encounter, and to learn a little about wildlife ecology and behavior. Coverage includes an overview of ecotourism, Florida's geography and habitats, the state's parks and reserves, environmental threats and conservation programs, and general guidelines on how to use the text, followed by extensive sections on Florida's amphibians, reptiles, birds, mammals, insects and other arthropods, and coral reef wildlife. The material is illustrated with b&w and color drawings and photographs. Fiona Sunquist is with International Wildlife magazine; Mel Sundquist teaches wildlife ecology and conservation at the U. of Florida; Beletsky has written numerous books for the Travellers' Wildlife Guides series. Annotation ©2008 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Blackwell North Amer
Travellers go to Florida for sun, sand, and surf, but increasingly also to explore Florida's incredible natural attractions: stunning subtropical scenery, wonderful hiking and bird-watching trails, exceptional fishing, boating, and canoeing, the wet wilderness of Everglades National Park, the continental US's only coral reefs, and glimpses of exotic wildlife. This book has all the information you need to find, identify, and learn about Florida's magnificent animal, plant, and sea life.
This book includes: identification, location, and conservation information on the most frequently sighted animals; full-color illustrations of more than 600 of Florida's most common insects, fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds, mammals, and plants; information on the underwater animals most snorkelers and divers actually see; photos and information on Florida habitats and on the most common plants you will encounter; and brief descriptions of the region's most frequently visited parks and reserves.
Easy to carry, entertainingly written, beautifully illustrated - you will want to have this book as constant companion on your journey.

Publisher: Northampton, Mass. : Interlink Books, 2008
ISBN: 9781566566513
Branch Call Number: QL169 .S86 2008
Characteristics: x, 524 p. : ill. (chiefly col.), maps (some col.) ; 23 cm
Additional Contributors: Sunquist, Melvin E.
Beletsky, Les 1956-


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