Priceless Florida Natural Ecosystems and Native Species

ISBN-10: 1561643084

ISBN-13: 9781561643080

Edition: 2004

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Book details

List price: $29.95
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Pineapple Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 9/1/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 423
Size: 8.25" wide x 10.75" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 3.740
Language: English

Ellie Whitney, PhD grew up in New York City and received her B.A. and Ph.D. degrees in English and biology at Radcliffe/Harvard University and Washington Universities, respectively. She has taught at both Florida State University and Florida A&M University, has written newspaper columns on environmental matters for the Tallahassee Democrat, and has authored almost a dozen college textbooks on nutrition, health, and related topics, many of which have been revised multiple times over the years. In addition to teaching and writing, she has spent the past three-plus decades exploring outdoor Florida and studying its ecology. Her latest book is Priceless Florida: The Natural Ecosystems (Pineapple Press, 2004).

Dr. Bruce Means is an adjunct professor in biology at Florida State University and has taught courses on the ecology of Florida since 1980. He coauthored Priceless Florida: Natural Ecosystems and Native Species. He founded the Coastal Plains Institute and Land Conservancy (www.coastalplains.org) and is presently president and executive director.

Foreword
Preface
Florida's Natural Riches
Natural Ecosystems and Native Species
The Context: Climate, Land, Soil, Water
Interior Uplands
High Pine Grasslands
Flatwoods and Prairies
Interior Scrub
Temperate Hardwood Hammocks
Rocklands and Terrestrial Caves
Interior Wetlands
Wetlands
Seepage Wetlands
Marshes
Flowing-Water Swamps
Interior Waters
Lakes and Ponds
Alluvial, Blackwater, and Seepage Streams
Aquatic Caves, Sinks, Springs, and Spring Runs
Coastal Uplands and Wetlands
Beach-Dune Systems
Zones between the Tides: Beaches and Marshes
Mangrove Swamps
Coastal Waters
Estuarine Waters and Seafloors
Submarine Meadows
Sponge, Rock, and Reef Communities
The Gulf and the Ocean
The Past and the Future
The Path to the Present
The Next Generations
Reference Notes
Bibliography
Ecosystems
Photography Credits
Index to Species and Other Categories
General Index
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