Florida's Rivers

Florida s Rivers Florida s rivers comprise a tapestry of natural wonders They support rich ecosystems They define the landscape and lend character to the regions through which they pass The first half of the book prov

  • Title: Florida's Rivers
  • Author: Charles R. Boning
  • ISBN: 9781561644001
  • Page: 197
  • Format: Paperback
  • Florida s rivers comprise a tapestry of natural wonders They support rich ecosystems They define the landscape and lend character to the regions through which they pass The first half of the book provides an overview of Florida s waterways, while the second half provides detailed information on 60 of Florida s rivers, covering each one from source to end From the BlackFlorida s rivers comprise a tapestry of natural wonders They support rich ecosystems They define the landscape and lend character to the regions through which they pass The first half of the book provides an overview of Florida s waterways, while the second half provides detailed information on 60 of Florida s rivers, covering each one from source to 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, it traces the flow of these streams as they weave through cypress swamps, pine studded hills, and hardwood hammocks It introduces plants and animals endemic to each This book also takes the reader on a journey through time It tracks the history of Florida s rivers, from the dawn of the Paleoindians through the Spanish conquest to the present It traces human efforts to confine and harness these waters Finally, it looks at conservation and examines efforts to preserve Florida s rivers and return them to their natural states.

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    1. Rivers may no longer play a central, everyday, role in transport but at a time they did and they were the main mechanism for opening parts of the state to exploration. Even today, every human, animal, and plant in the state has some connection-whether knowingly or not-to our rivers' lifeblood of water.Charles Boning, a man of many talents (he's a lawyer who not only is also an accomplished naturalist and writer, but even an astute photographer) has written a book entitled Florida's Rivers which, [...]

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