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Florida's Living Beaches: A Guide for the Curious Beachcomber Paperback – April 2, 2007
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There are wonderful photographic illustrations, often with more than one picture to illustrate a subject. The text is clear and concise but not too concise. On every topic they have a feature called " Did you Know". This is a paragraph about some odd fact about the subject. For example, "Laughing Gulls are the beach bird most likely to steal food from your hand..."
This may be the only field guide I will bring with me on future trips to the beaches in Florida.
What makes Florida's Living Beaches so unique? With 985 color images, 431 maps and descriptive accounts of 822 items, the book is a well-researched guide that belongs in the reference department of every library.
But as soon as you open the book and start thumbing through the beautiful color photos, you will realize that the book is far too personal to lay idle with the other stodgy old tomes on the reference shelves. This book was written by two naturalists who are truly in love with the sea.
If you have ever gone to the beach and sat in a lawn chair, lain on a blanket, or taken a walk, you have probably encountered at least a few items that caught your eye and peaked your curiosity. Whatever that mystery was, this book can help you identify it.
Don't go to the beach without out!!
I really love that this book has photos and explanations of the things curious people wonder about but don't know how to ask, things no other book would bother to talk about: beach junk. There is a whole section on the random ways that people affect oceans and beaches, and the way the ocean affects those things people leave behind. So many times I see pieces of unidentified "stuff" on the beach, and this helped put names to it, and explained how these things affect our environment (and how the ocean changes them - like for instance sea glass).Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Very good gift for my husband but you forgot to mention nclude a card that said it was from me!Published 13 days ago by Carol M. Andre
I wish I had purchased this book first for Florida trip. Well illustrated and well written with wonderful fun facts at the end of each presentation. Outstanding work.Published 22 days ago by Amazon Customer
My wife is obsessed with shelling and absolutely loves this book. Very informative. Great pictures. Good size print for reading. Highly recommend.Published 24 days ago by Shovel
Very informative about all of the different things you will find on the beaches of Florida and where you will find them.Published 26 days ago by Lisa A. Kinney
I quickly went through the book yesterday and plan on a slower read soon. Nicely detailed and very helpful.Published 1 month ago by M. Bogumill
I bought this before my Florida trip. This book makes my family remember about our trip. Thanks :)Published 1 month ago by kim gihae
Exactly what I needed! Very informative, a great way to learn about Florida beaches!Published 2 months ago by Bommy