Book Size: 5.5" x 8.5"

Pages: 544

Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9781566566513

Series: Travellers' Wildlife Guide

Imprint: Interlink Books

Edition: 1

Illustrations: full-color throughout

Category:

Florida

Traveller's Wildlife Guide

By & Mel Sunquist & Les Beletsky

$ 29.95

“It contains short expert essays on Florida’s flora and fauna, geography, ecosystems, parks, preserves, and to its credit, one titled ‘Environmental Threats and Conservation Programs.’ This is a tremendous amount of information, all very useful for an ecotourist. That inclusiveness allows the traveler to carry this single guide rather than several. For academic settings, it would be useful in ecotourism programs and for training environmental interpreters and guides. Recommended. All levels.” – Choice

About this book

Travellers go to Florida for sun, sand, surf, and visits to the state's world-famous theme parks, but increasingly also to explore Florida's incredible natural attractions: stunning subtropical scenery, wonderful hiking and bird-watching trails, exceptional fishing, boating, and canoeing, the wet wilderness of Everglades National Park, the continental US's only coral reefs, and glimpses of exotic wildlife.

This book has all the information you need to find, identify, and learn about Florida's magnificent animal, plant, and sea life.

- Identifying, location, and conservation information on the most frequently sighted animals.

- Full-color illustrations of more than 600 of Florida's most common insects, fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds, mammals, and plants.

- Information on the underwater animals most snorkelers and divers actually see.

- Photos and information on Florida habitats and on the most common plants you will encounter.

- Brief descriptions of the region's most frequently visited parks and reserves.

Easy to carry, entertainingly written, beautifully illustrated- you will want to have this book as constant companion on your journey.

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About the authors

Fiona Sunquist is a science and natural-history writer. She has written many articles on wildlife and conservation, contributed chapters to several books, and for more than 15 years has been a roving editor for International Wildlife magazine. 

Mel Sunquist is a professor in the department of wildlife ecology and conservation at the University of Florida, Gainesville. He teaches wildlife ecology and researches the ecology and conservation of carnivorous mammals. 

Les Beletsky is a professional wildlife biologist and former university zoology teacher. Prior to taking up writing wildlife guides, he conducted many years of field research into the ecology and behavior of birds. He is the author of numerous books, including Costa RicaEcuador, and Peru in this series.

Reviews

“It contains short expert essays on Florida’s flora and fauna, geography, ecosystems, parks, preserves, and to its credit, one titled ‘Environmental Threats and Conservation Programs.’ This is a tremendous amount of information, all very useful for an ecotourist. That inclusiveness allows the traveler to carry this single guide rather than several. For academic settings, it would be useful in ecotourism programs and for training environmental interpreters and guides. Recommended. All levels.” – Choice

About the Author

Mel Sunquist is a professor in the department of wildlife ecology and conservation at the University of Florida, Gainesville. He teaches wildlife ecology and researches the ecology and conservation of carnivorous mammals. 

Les Beletsky is a professional wildlife biologist and former university zoology teacher. Prior to taking up writing wildlife guides, he conducted many years of field research into the ecology and behavior of birds. He is the author of numerous books, including Costa RicaEcuador, and Peru in this series.

Additional information

Author

Sunquist, Fiona

Author 2

Sunquist, Mel

Author 3

Beletsky, Les

Edition

1

Inprint

Interlink Books

Pages

544

Type

PB

Illustrations

full-color throughout

Author Home

USA

Subtitle

Traveller's Wildlife Guide

Format

5"å_"å x 8"å_"å

Reviews

"It contains short expert essays on Florida's flora and fauna , geography , ecosystems , parks , preserves , and to its credit , one titled 'Environmental Threats and Conservation Programs.' This is a tremendous amount of information , all very useful for an ecotourist. That inclusiveness allows the traveler to carry this single guide rather than several. For academic settings , it would be useful in ecotourism programs and for training environmental interpreters and guides. Recommended. All levels." -Choice

MainReview

"It contains short expert essays on Florida's flora and fauna, geography, ecosystems, parks, preserves, and to its credit, one titled 'Environmental Threats and Conservation Programs.' This is a tremendous amount of information, all very useful for an ecotourist. That inclusiveness allows the traveler to carry this single guide rather than several. For academic settings, it would be useful in ecotourism programs and for training environmental interpreters and guides. Recommended. All levels." -Choice