Florida Books


Florida Authentica: Your field guide to the unique, eccentric, and natural marvels of the real Sunshine State 52 Adventures into the Sunshine State by humor columnist Ron Wiggins.With pluck, derring do, occasional trepidation and an infectious sense of humor, Wiggins takes Floridians and visitors alike on a rollicking romp into the state’s parks, wetlands and historical sites that will have readers eager to plan their own outings.

Best. State. Ever.: A Florida Man Defends His Homeland A brilliantly funny exploration of the Sunshine State from the man who knows it best: Pulitzer Prize winner and New York Times–bestselling author Dave Barry.
We never know what will happen next in Florida. We know only that, any minute now, something will.
Every few months, Dave Barry gets a call from some media person wanting to know, “What the hell is wrong with Florida?” Somehow, the state’s acquired an image as a subtropical festival of stupid, and as a loyal Floridian

Oh, Florida!: How America's Weirdest State Influences the Rest of the Country A New York Times BestsellerOh, Florida! That name. That combination of sounds. Three simple syllables, and yet packing so many mixed messages. To some people, it’s a paradise. To others, it’s a punch line. As Oh, Florida! shows, it’s both of these and, more important, it’s a Petri dish, producing trends that end up influencing the rest of the country. Without Florida there would be no NASCAR, no Bettie Page pinups, no Glenn Beck radio rants, no USA Today, no “Stand Your Ground,” . .

Weird Florida: Your Travel Guide to Florida's Local Legends and Best Kept Secrets Praise for Weird Florida: “…this series is distinguished by its focus on stories over places and its colorful photos.” —Library Journal

Backroads of Florida: Your Guide to Great Day Trips & Weekend Getaways Away from the bustle of Miami Beach and the tourist extravaganza of Disney World, another Florida beckons to those looking for backroads adventure, quieter fare, or more discriminating fun. This is the Florida where backroads and secret splendors unfold in a landscape rich in the flavors and colors of ancient indigenous cultures, early European settlements, Civil War battles, and myriad Caribbean influences. Authors Paul Franklin and Nancy Mikula take you to every corner of the Sunshine State

Florida (America the Beautiful) Florida is famous for its climate, its beaches and its overall sense of fun and excitement — which greet each visitor and has led to many becoming residents. This photographic tribute to the sunshine state provides a visual tour of some its best-known destinations along with many unexpected delights. Included, among a great many outstanding photographs, are: Everglades National Park
Disney World and Busch Gardens
Miami and Miami Beach
The Daytona 500
The Florida Keys

Florida's Living Beaches: A Guide for the Curious Beachcomber Florida has 1200 miles of coastline, almost 700 miles of which are sandy beaches. Exploring along those beaches offers encounters with myriads of plants, animals, minerals, and manmade objects–all are covered in this comprehensive guide with descriptive accounts of 822 items, 983 color images, and 431 maps. Beginning with the premise that beaches are themselves alive, this guide to the natural history of Florida beaches heralds the living things and metaphorical life

Florida's Seashells: A Beachcomber's Guide A visit to any Florida beach can spark curiosity about seashells. Satisfy questions about the names and lives of seashells by comparing beachcombing finds to color photographs representing hundreds of individual shells.
This book heralds the diversity of Florida’s seashells and presents them in the way they come to us on beaches. Knowing the names, stories, and varies appearances of seashells can sharpen a beachcomber’s eyes to their beauty and rarity.

Florida Sportsman Sport Fish of Florida Book

This handy book features 231 species, all illustrated in full color. Also included for each fish are detailed ranges, habitats, game quality, food quality and record sizes.

Florida Gardener's Handbook: All You Need to Know to Plan, Plant & Maintain a Florida Garden
The Florida Gardener’s Handbook has more than 300 proven plants, including tropical choices. Helpful icons highlight plant benefits and sun and shade requirements. Twelve months of when-to advice for each plant category help Florida gardeners keep their gardens growing. The authors address the challenges of Florida gardening with tropical and saltwater gardening information and garden how-tos for planting, pruning, watering, and much more. Full-color images for each plant and helpful illustrat