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Book Spotlight

Florida's Rivers
Charles Boning
An overview of Florida waterways and detailed information on 60 of Florida's rivers, covering each from the source to the end. From the Blackwater River in the western panhandle to the Ichetucknee and Kissimmee Rivers in central Florida to the Miami River in south Florida
"Will appeal to anyone interested in exploring the breadth and depth of Florida's wilderness."— Underwater Speleology

Charles Boning is a naturalist, illustrator, and attorney. He has resided in north, central, and south Florida and is familiar with plants that succeed in each region. In his own garden he cultivated and tested the plants in Florida's Best Fruting Plants and Florida's Best Herbs and Spices.


Author Spotlight

Gift Idea

The Florida Night Sky
Elinor DeWire
For casual sky observers or serious astronomers. Begins with the organization of the known universe and where Florida fits in.


"Packed with facts and figures for both professionals and amateurs."— St. Petersburg Times

New To Florida?

Florida's Best Fruiting Plants
Charles R. Boning
80 native and non-native trees, shrubs, and vines that produce edible fruit. Includes avocado, carambola, custard apple, fig, grumichama, guava, kumquat, loquat, mamey sapote, papaya, strawberry, and many more. Range maps, fruiting calendars, selection criteria.

 

Just Yesterday in North Carolina, 2nd Ed.
Prize-winning photographer Bruce Roberts has asembled a treasure trove of photos and stories that epitomize North Carolina from the 1950s to...just yesterday

 

 

 

 

Just Yesterday on the Outer Banks, 2nd Ed.
This book celebrates the history of Carolina's Outer Banks with photos and text that highlight shipwrecks, lighthouses, beaches, fisherman,
and ponies.

 

 

 

Shipwrecks, Disasters and Rescue of the Graveyard of the Atlantic and
Cape Fear, 2nd Ed.

Covering a period of about 200 years--from 1750 to 1942--this slim volume highlights the most famous shipwrecks and sea disasters that
occurred off the coast of North Carolina.

 

 

 

 

The Coastlines of Florida
The edge between land and sea provides many different habitats for special plants and animals
to live.

Coming Spring 2014

Olivia Brophie and the Sky Island:
Book Two of the Olivia Brophie Series

Chris Tozier
Children's Fiction
Olivia's life is in turmoil ever since she accidentally froze all of the world's water and her aunt and uncle were kidnapped by Wardenclyffe thugs at the end of the first book. With the help of a black bear named Hoolie, she travels across America to restore the damage she caused.

Nature's Steward
Nick Penniman

Available
Chronicles the efforts of the Conervancy of Southwest Florida to protect sensitive ecosystems during one of the greatest building booms in American history, how it adapted to the changing environmental climiate in Tallahassee and Washington. Can serve as a manual for any group working to preserve nature.

Florida's Uplands: Volume 1, Florida's
Natural Ecosystems and Native Species

Ellie Whitney and D. Bruce Means
Nature Nonfiction
Taken from the earlier book, Priceless Florida, brought up to date and modified for a stand-alone book. Concise and heavily illustrated introduction to high pine grasslands, flatwoods and prairies, interior scrub, hardwood hammocks, rocklands, and caves, and beach dunes.

Florida's Wetlands: Volume 2, Florida's
Natural Ecosystems and Native Species

Ellie Whitney, D. Bruce Means, and Anne Rudloe
Nature Nonfiction
Taken from the earlier book, Priceless Florida, brought up to date and modified for a stand-alone book. Concise and heavily illustrated introduction to interior wetlands, seepage wetlands, marshes, flowing-water swamps, beaches and marine marshes, and mangrove swamps.

Florida's Waters: Volume 3, Florida's
Natural Ecosystems and Native Species

Ellie Whitney, D. Bruce Means, and Anne Rudloe
Nature Nonfiction
Taken from the earlier book, Priceless Florida, brought up to date and modified for a stand-alone book. Concise and heavily illustrated introduction to lakes and ponds; rivers and streams; springs; aquatic caves; estuarine waters and seafloors' submarine meadows, sponge, rock, and reef communities; and the Gulf and Atlantic Ocean.

St. Augustine in History
Rodney Carlisle, Loretta Carlisle
Travel Guide
More than 70 sites in their historical context. Unlike in other guides the sites are arranged in chronological order with a description of each of the city's main time periods, from 1513 to the present. St. Augustine has 500 years of history waiting to be explored.

Ghost Tales from the Oldest City
Suzy Cain, Illustrated by Dianne Jacoby
Ghost Tales
Tingle to scary stories about the many resident ghosts of St. Augustine, America's oldest city, enhanced by Dianne Jacoby's eerie and appealing line illustrations.

El Lector
William Durbin
Children's Fiction
In 1931, Ybor City, Florida, 13-year-old Bella wants to be a lector in a cigar factory. But the hard times of the Depression mean that Bella's hope of getting the education a lector needs seems impossible.

"Durbin succeeds admirably in creating an accessible world rich in detail."--School Library Journal

Zora Neale Hurston: Wrapped in Rainbows
Sandra Wallus Sammons
Children's Nonfiction
Sixth in the young readers Pineapple Press biography series. Zora Neale Hurston grew up in Eatonville, Florida, the first incorporated, self-governing African-American town in the United States. She enjoyed a happy childhood there and later became famous for her writing, both about the folklore of African-Americans and for her many novels, including Their Eyes Were Watching God.

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Coming Spring 2014

 

The Coral Reefs of Florida
Under the blue-green water near the Florida Keys lies a magical world that few people see--the only coral reefs in North America.

 

 

 

 


The Oceans of Florida
The abundance of marine life found in Florida's offshore waters is truly astonishing.

 

 

 

 


The Wetlands of Florida

Fresh water makes Florida a land of rivers, shining lakes and green leaves, colorful flowers, and many different kinds of natural places.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ebook News

 

Many of our titles are now available as ebooks. Many new books published are published as ebooks at the same time they are published as print books. Backlist books are being converted to ebooks (and will also stay available as print books). Check your favorite ebook retailer, including Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Apple, and Kobo.