Florida (Ecotravellers Wildlife Guides)

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9780126769852: Florida (Ecotravellers Wildlife Guides)

This title contains color illustrations and photos of more than 620 of Florida's most common insects, fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds, mammals, and plants - the species you are most likely to see. It contains information for identifying and locating these animals as well as their ecology, behavior, and conservation. Florida is an easy-to-carry, entertainingly written, and beautifully illustrated book.

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* Identifies location and conservation information on the most frequently sighted animals
* Contains photos and information on Florida habitats and commonly encountered plants
* Includes brief descriptions of the region's most visited parks and reserves

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Travellers to Florida go for sun, sand, surf, and visits to the state's world-famous theme parks, but increasingly leave the beach and amusement parks for part of their stay to explore Florida's incredible natural attractions: stunning subtropical scenery, wonderful hiking and birdwatching trails, exceptional fihsing, boating, and canoeing, the wet wilderness of Everglades National Park, the continental USA's only coral reefs, and glimpses of exotic wildlife that includes alligators, sea turtles, dolphins, manatees, eagles and hawks, myriad waterbirds, otters, bears, and the Florida Panther.

In this book is all the information you need to find, identify, and learn about Florida's magnificent animal, plant and sealife. The authors selected for color illustrations and photos some 620 of Florida's most common insects, fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds, mammals, and plants the species you are most likely to see. In one easy-to-carry, entertainingly written, beautifully illustrated book, you will have as constant companion on your journey.

* Identifying, location, and conservation information on the most frequently sighted animals.
* 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.
* Brief descriptions of the region's most frequently visited parks and reserves.

FIONA SUNQUIST is a science and natural history writer. She has written many articles on wildlife and conservation, contributed chapters to several books and for more than 15 year has been a roving editor for International Wildlife Magazine. MEL SUNQUIST is a professor in the Department of Wildlife Ecology and Conservation at the University of Florida, Gainseville. He teaches wildlife ecology and researches the ecology and conservation of carnivorous mammals. Fiona and Mel have co-authored many scientific papers and book chapters, and have written two books on cats, Tiger Moon (1988) and Cats! The World's Wild Cats (2000). LES BELETSKY is a professional wildlife biologist and university zoology teacher. Prior to taking up writing wildlife guides, he conducted many years of field research into the ecology and behavior of birds, along the way writing many scientific reports and two books

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Les Beletsky is a professional wildlife biologist and university zoology teacher. Prior to taking up writing wildlife guides, he conducted many years of field research into the ecology and behavior of birds, publishing many scientific reports and writing two books. An avid ecotraveler, he has visited numerous sites in the Americas, Africa, Asia and Australia. He currently makes his home in Seattle, Washington.

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