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Florida (Traveller's Wildlife Guides)

Traveller's Wildlife Guide

Published by Interlink Books
Distributed by Simon & Schuster

About The Book

Travellers go to Florida for sun, sand, surf, and visits to the state's world-famous theme parks, 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.

• Identifying, 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.
• 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.

About The Authors

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 on the ecology and behavior of birds. He is the author of numerous books, including Costa Rica, Belize, Ecuador, and Peru in this series.

Fiona Sunquist is the editor of International Wildlife magazine. Mel Sunquist is a professor in the department of wildlife ecology and conservation at the University of Florida, Gainesville. Les Beletsky is the author of numerous books, including Costa Rica, Ecuador, and Peru in this series.

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.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Interlink Books (October 7, 2007)
  • Length: 544 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781566566513

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Raves and Reviews

“It contains short expert essays on Florida’s flora and fauna, geography, ecosystems, parks, preserves, and to its credit, one titled ‘Environmental Threats and Conservation Programs.’ This is a tremendous amount of information, all very useful for an ecotourist. That inclusiveness allows the traveler to carry this single guide rather than several. For academic settings, it would be useful in ecotourism programs and for training environmental interpreters and guides. Recommended. All levels.”

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