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Exploring Florida S Botanical Wonders

Author : Sandra Friend
ISBN : STANFORD:36105133006937
Genre : Nature
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A guide to the unexpected natural gems of "real" Florida "The enchanted places in our state are sometimes hidden and not well known. Sandra Friend presents a collection of sites worthy of a pilgrimage in this descriptive guide."--David Price, director, Bok Tower Gardens Foundation The distance, by land, from Key West to Pensacola is greater than that between New Orleans and Chicago. There are eighty-one distinct biological communities in Florida, and botanists recognize more than 4,200 unique plants in the state. The state contains several world-renowned hot spots for flora, including the Apalachicola River valley, the Lake Wales Ridge, the Big Cypress Swamp, and the Everglades. In the United States, only Hawai'i and California can claim greater biodiversity. In Exploring Florida's Botanical Wonders expert hiker and award-winning author Sandra Friend provides readers with a travel guide that surveys the Sunshine State's spectacular biological offerings. Organized by geographic region, Friend includes engaging descriptions of the plant communities at each site, as well as directions to and information about each location. With so much to choose from, Friend selected 250 sites for inclusion based on the age, density, or rarity of species found there, as well as provisions made for public access to these sites. She features a range of natural areas as well as public botanical gardens, making the book ideal for both the hardiest and the most timid nature lovers. From ancient groves of oaks once preserved by President John Quincy Adams as an emergency supply of ship's timber to unusual communities of plants borne by the wind and the water from the Caribbean, this book reveals Florida flora at its most awe-inspiring.
Category: Nature

Coordination Act Lacey Act

Author : United States. Congress. House. Committee on Merchant Marine and Fisheries. Subcommittee on Fisheries and Wildlife Conservation and the Environment
ISBN : STANFORD:36105029332397
Genre : Energy development
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Category: Energy development

New York Magazine

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New York magazine was born in 1968 after a run as an insert of the New York Herald Tribune and quickly made a place for itself as the trusted resource for readers across the country. With award-winning writing and photography covering everything from politics and food to theater and fashion, the magazine's consistent mission has been to reflect back to its audience the energy and excitement of the city itself, while celebrating New York as both a place and an idea.

The Garden

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ISBN : WISC:89098663875
Genre : Gardening
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Category: Gardening


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ISBN : UOM:39015018396427
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Transactions And Proceedings

Author : Botanical Society of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
ISBN : UOM:39015081484571
Genre : Botany
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Category: Botany

The Wonders Of The World

Author : Walter Hutchinson
ISBN : UCAL:C2618689
Genre : Geography
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Category: Geography

South Africa

Author : James Penrith
ISBN : 1854581759
Genre : Travel
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A guide by South-African-based writers which covers the entire range of the country's attractions. With the emphasis on South Africa as a holiday destination, it ranges from the natural beauties of the game parks and nature reserves to the man-made pleasures of Sun City.
Category: Travel

Colonial Botany

Author : Professor History of Science Londa Schiebinger
ISBN : UOM:39015059278682
Genre : History
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In the early modern world, botany was big science and big business, critical to Europe's national and trade ambitions. Tracing the dynamic relationships among plants, peoples, states, and economies over the course of three centuries, this collection of essays offers a lively challenge to a historiography that has emphasized the rise of modern botany as a story of taxonomies and "pure" systems of classification. Charting a new map of botany along colonial coordinates, reaching from Europe to the New World, India, Asia, and other points on the globe, Colonial Botany explores how the study, naming, cultivation, and marketing of rare and beautiful plants resulted from and shaped European voyages, conquests, global trade, and scientific exploration. From the earliest voyages of discovery, naturalists sought profitable plants for king and country, personal and corporate gain. Costly spices and valuable medicinal plants such as nutmeg, tobacco, sugar, Peruvian bark, peppers, cloves, cinnamon, and tea ranked prominently among the motivations for European voyages of discovery. At the same time, colonial profits depended largely on natural historical exploration and the precise identification and effective cultivation of profitable plants. This volume breaks new ground by treating the development of the science of botany in its colonial context and situating the early modern exploration of the plant world at the volatile nexus of science, commerce, and state politics. Written by scholars as international as their subjects, Colonial Botany uncovers an emerging cultural history of plants and botanical practices in Europe and its possessions.
Category: History


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ISBN : CORNELL:31924055114213
Genre : Natural resources
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Category: Natural resources

British Travel Writers 1876 1909

Author : Layman
ISBN : STANFORD:36105018476130
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Essays on British travel writers during a time when professionalism was increasingly the norm, including professional journalists, editors and correspondents accustomed to writing on contract and with deadlines. Includes discussion of scientific societies, which through their journals and meetings sought to encourage explorers to write for the general public as well. This was a period when many technical and economic innovations made travel easier, cheaper and safer.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Zimbabwe Botswana Namibia

Author : Deanna Swaney
ISBN : STANFORD:36105022145168
Genre : Botswana
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Whether you're exploring the ruined city of Great Zimbabwe, camping under the night sky in the Kalahari or looking for shipwrecks on Namibia's Skeleton Coast, this essential guide is packed with ail the information you'll need. The authoritative and in-depth coverage of ail three countries.
Category: Botswana

Sivatattva Ratnakara Of Keladi Basavaraja

Author : Radha Krishnamurthy
ISBN : UOM:39015041627178
Genre : India
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Study of Śivatattvaratnākara, encyclopedia of ancient Indian lore of Basavarāja, King of Keladi, ca. 1684-ca. 1745.
Category: India