Priceless Florida presents the incomparable ecological riches of this unique region in a way that will appeal to young and old, laypersons and scientists. A cornucopia of colorful illustrations and exquisite photos makes you feel you're there. The comprehensive text enlightens with facts and brims with intriguing curiosities while bridging multiple fields in a crisp, readable style that only seasoned science-educators like Drs. Whitney, Means, and Rudloe could offer. The authors enlighten us on every kind of natural area found within the Sunshine State. Imagine yourself trekking into a hammock, slogging through a swamp, floating down a river, strolling along a beach, hovering over a coral reef, or probing the depths of an underwater cave. You'll discover how everything from soils, rocks, water, and landforms shape flora and fauna -- and vice versa. You'll also learn how the survival of some of the world's most endangered species and ecosystems hinges on our actions.Their prey are tiny flies, spiders, snails, worms, and other invertebrates, which in turn eat organic matter dropped by the bats and others. Without the influx of bat and rat droppings and debris to feed on, the numerous other cave dwellers would have little ... You hear your own bated breathing and sense your hearta#39;s slightly accelerated beat, but otherwise detect only the ... The dark zone, which may consist of many caves and tunnels penetrating deep into the earth, is where the full-timeanbsp;...
|Author||:||Eleanor Noss Whitney, D. Bruce Means, Anne Rudloe|
|Publisher||:||Pineapple Press Inc - 2004|