The Living Gulf Coast - A Nature Guide to Southwest Florida is a 6X9 trade paperback. The book contains 512 pages, is fully indexed, and has more than 600 color photographs by more than a dozen award-winning Florida photographers. These include Alan Maltz, Dick Fortune, Sara Lopez, Heather Green, R.J. Wiley and others.
The book has been endorsed by Don and Lillian Stokes, Dr.
Jump into the wacky, wild world of Florida
Florida is home to an entire library of native plants that evolved to thrive in its range of climate regions. Native Plants for Florida Gardens profiles 100 Florida native wildflowers, shrubs, vines and trees that can transform typical Florida landscapes. Striking color photography showcases species and flowering characteristics.
This new edition of Bruce Hunt's popular guide reveals the real, old-time Florida still to be found on the back roads of the Sunshine state in little towns that lure you in with their quaintness and keep you there for a spell with their friendly occupants. The towns featured all have a population of less than 10,000. There is an introduction with each town's history.
Florida has long been a beacon for retirees, but for many, the American dream of owning a home there was a fantasy. That changed in the 1950s, when the so-called "installment land sales industry" hawked billions of dollars of Florida residential property, sight unseen, to retiring northerners.
Hop aboard the Charlotte Harbor and Northern Railway for a trip across the trestle to Gasparilla Island.