Archive | April, 2013

Whooping Cranes & Water Rights: Guest Post by Kathleen Kaska

Whooping Cranes’ Battle for Survival Continues: Part One: Dispute Over Water Rights by Kathleen Kaska In 1942, with only fifteen whooping cranes left in the wild, the key to saving the species from extinction was locating their only remaining nesting site—somewhere in the Canadian wilderness—protecting it before it was too late. It took Audubon ornithologist […]

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Vibrant Southeastern Landscapes Year-Round

Landscaping with Conifers and Ginkgo for the Southeast By Tom Cox and John M. Ruter Pubdate: 4/16/13 This colorful, comprehensive new guide thoroughly lays to rest the misconception that conifers are unsuitable for the South. Presenting multiple varieties of conifers that thrive in the southern climate, as well as numerous ginkgo cultivars, homeowners are provided […]

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Loitering with Intent on the Back Roads of Real Florida

Alligators in B-Flat: Improbable Tales from the Files of Real Florida By Jeff Klinkenberg Pubdate: 4/16/13 “Newspaper folks have an exquisite circumlocution for loitering: They call it “enterprise journalism,” meaning, usually, that you find a place that serves something to drink where you can hang around and see what stories turn up. Loitering with intent, […]

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The Most Interesting Man in Earth Science

Bootstrap Geologist: My Life in Science  By Gene Shinn Pubdate: 4/9/2013 Hard work, perseverance, and passion have allowed Gene Shinn to make major geological discoveries. Without an advanced degree, but possessing a tremendous work ethic and insatiable curiosity, Shinn parlayed a background in music, biology, spearfishing, and salvage diving into a career that earned him the […]

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A Sneak Peek: Brilliant Corals, Shipwrecks, and Ecological Marvels

Snorkeling the Florida Keys By Brad Bertelli Pub date: 4/2/13 Presenting great snorkeling sites from Carysfort Reef to Indian Key and Dry Tortuga National Park, this comprehensive guide also offers historical highlights that helped shape underwater ecological marvels like Pickles Reef. In addition to practical travel advice and GPS coordinates, Brad Bertelli provides useful information like […]

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