Paddling Everglades National Park

Author: Loretta Lynn Leda
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0762761598
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Nothing compares to paddling Florida's Everglades. Covering more than 14,000 square miles—from the headwaters of the Everglades in Orlando and Big Cypress State Park in the southwest, to Biscayne National Park on the eastern edge and part of the Keys and the 10,000 Islands to the south—this tropical wetland offers beautiful ecosystems, fascinating habitats, and many diverse paddle routes. Paddling Everglades National Park introduces paddlers of all abilities to nearly fifty of the park's best paddling routes. It also provides brief yet intriguing accounts of the remnants of precolonial history one encounters along these routes and offers insight to the eight unique ecosystems that make up the Everglades. Replete with maps showing access points and river miles, this guide also gives campsite locations and related information for paddlers wishing to stay overnight, as well as information on the park's extraordinary angling opportunities.

Exploring Everglades National Park And The Surrounding Area

Author: Roger L. Hammer
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 149301949X
Size: 18.33 MB
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This is the ultimate guide to discovering the vast "River of Grass" ecoregion of the southern Florida mainland. Packed with photographs, maps, and informative text, this guide will help outdoor enthusiasts appreciate the landscape and varied flora and fauna of this watershed whether they have a day to spend in the effort or a lifetime. This edition includes new routes in Biscayne National Park. Whether traveling by canoe or by foot, this guide will enhance the next journey into the remarkable Everglades.

A Paddler S Guide To Everglades National Park

Author: Johnny Molloy
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780813060842
Size: 75.45 MB
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“Navigating the 1.5-million-acre Everglades National Park just got easier. From lists of necessary tools for a safe, dry and successful adventure to locating ground and beach campsites for weary campers to rest their boards, the guide works.”—St. Petersburg Times “This well-organized, clearly written guide . . . covers all the conceivable necessities. . . . Invaluable.”—Tampa Tribune “[Molloy] describes backcountry campsites; unusual chickees to Calusa Indian mounds to beachfront islands. . . . A good starting point for those who would attempt such an up-close visit to the Everglades.”—Ocala Star-Banner “After learning all about the Everglades in this book, you might want to get out and see this unique place firsthand.”—Fairchild Tropical Garden Magazine “Offers important information for boaters (tidal activity, campsites, routes to avoid, what to pack, wind challenges, approximate paddling time, and much more) and includes detailed maps . . . . [Molloy's] writing style is both authoritative and enticing; he can almost make you want to drift about in clouds of mosquitoes and no-see-ums.”—Library Journal Whether forging uncharted territory or slipping along marked canoe trails, Molloy guides readers through more than 400 miles of creeks, bays, marshes, and the Gulf of Mexico. This indispensable reference has been comprehensively updated, and now includes GPS coordinates and twelve new paddle routes.

Paddling The Everglades Wilderness Waterway

Author: Holly Genzen
Publisher: Menasha Ridge Press
ISBN: 0897328981
Size: 65.33 MB
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For anyone who has ever dreamed of truly experiencing America's unique Everglades National Park, there is only one way: by canoe or kayak. And Paddling the Everglades Wilderness Waterway is the all-in-one guide for safe adventure on this spectacular 99-mile route. No time for such days-long expeditions? No matter. Authors Holly Genzen and Anne McCrary Sullivan entice with their favorite day- and overnight trips from various Everglades departure points. Having spent years exploring this maritime labyrinth, the authors now share their intimate knowledge of historic Everglades rivers and bays, the endless horizon of its Gulf Coast, the eerie beauty of its mangrove forests, and the secrets of ancient tribes and early-American pioneers who left their distinctive traces. Descriptions of wildlife abound (the birds! the alligators!), as do the details of exquisite flora that flourishes here. But Genzen and Sullivan do not skimp on practicalities nor on threats to this environment. Safety, weather, insects, food, fresh water, and camping on rustic "chickee" platforms stilted above the rivers all earn many pages here. As does what lies in store for the timeless but fragile Everglades ecology. This book is a treasure trove for all paddlers—from novices to champions.

The Everglades

Author: Marjory Stoneman Douglas
Publisher: Pineapple Press Inc
ISBN: 9781561643943
Size: 19.70 MB
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Before 1947, when Marjory Stoneman Douglas named the Everglades a "river of grass," most people considered the area worthless. She brought the world's attention to the need to preserve the Everglades. In the Afterword, Michael Grunwald tells us what has happened to them since then. Grunwald points out that in 1947 the government was in the midst of establishing the Everglades National Park and turning loose the Army Corps of Engineers to control floods--both of which seemed like saviors for the Glades. But neither turned out to be the answer. Working from the research he did for his book, The Swamp, Grunwald offers an account of what went wrong and the many attempts to fix it, beginning with Save Our Everglades, which Douglas declared was "not nearly enough." Grunwald then lays out the intricacies (and inanities) of the more recent and ongoing CERP, the hugely expensive Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan.

Sea Kayaking In Florida

Author: David Gluckman
Publisher: Pineapple Press Inc
ISBN: 156164322X
Size: 67.25 MB
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This revised guide to a fast-growing water sport is for both novices and experienced kayakers. Whether you want to fish or just watch wildlife, sea kayaking offers new ways to enjoy Florida's hidden bays and open oceans. You'll find the latest information for a kayaking adventure: boats, camping, clothing, and gear, as well as an expanded list of boat liveries and outfitters. Learn about the birds, wildlife, and coastal vegetation you can expect to see as you paddle Florida's coasts. In this new edition you'll find new maps and campsite guides to the Big Bend Sea Grasses Saltwater Paddling Trail, as well as an expanded trail itinerary allowing you to see even more of Florida's "nature coast." There are also additional tips, maps, and campsite locations for paddling the open water of the Everglades. Though the Everglades and the Big Bend are the two most important paddling areas of the state, the rest of the coastline is also described, highlighting Florida's history and geography.

Canoeing Kayaking Florida

Author: Johnny Molloy
Publisher: Menasha Ridge Press
ISBN: 1634040317
Size: 45.14 MB
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Completely updated yet again, the latest edition of Canoeing & Kayaking Florida is the most comprehensive guide to the best of Florida’s unique streams, springs, creeks, and rivers. Engaging and concise, yet filled with carefully selected details vital to any successful Florida paddling adventure, Canoeing & Kayaking Florida spares readers encyclopedic fluff in favor of practical, no-nonsense information. With expanded regional maps and revised river maps, Canoeing & Kayaking Florida is simply the best and most informative Florida paddling guide available. Several new paddling destinations have been added to this latest edition, including waterways like Shingle Creek, where a swift stream swishes through a cypress forest. Then there’s quiet coastal Shell Creek and the mighty Apalachicola River, a big water destination with big sandbars, big hills, and a fast current compared to more intimate Florida waterways. Still other new streams await your arrival. For over 30 years, Canoeing & Kayaking Florida has provided the essential information needed to paddle the waterways of Florida. Paddling has grown steadily in Florida due in part to this excellent guidebook, the establishment of paddling clubs, the positioning of outfitters on rivers, and population growth. The rise in the use of recreational kayaks has also led to the rebirth of paddling’s popularity. Let Canoeing & Kayaking Florida be your guide to the paddling possibilities in the Sunshine State.

Canoeing And Kayaking Florida

Author: Johnny Molloy
Publisher: Menasha Ridge Press
ISBN: 0897329554
Size: 60.68 MB
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Completely updated, Canoeing & Kayaking Florida, 2nd Edition, is the most comprehensive guide to the best of Florida’s unique streams, springs, creeks, and rivers. Engaging and concise, this all-encompassing guide spares readers encyclopedic fluff in favor of practical information, and includes expanded regional maps and revised river maps.

Plato At The Googleplex

Author: Rebecca Goldstein
Publisher: Pantheon
ISBN: 0307908879
Size: 76.63 MB
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Is philosophy obsolete? Are the ancient questions still relevant in the age of cosmology and neuroscience, not to mention crowd-sourcing and cable news? The acclaimed philosopher and novelist Rebecca Newberger Goldstein provides a dazzlingly original plunge into the drama of philosophy, revealing its hidden role in today’s debates on religion, morality, politics, and science. At the origin of Western philosophy stands Plato, who got about as much wrong as one would expect from a thinker who lived 2,400 years ago. But Plato’s role in shaping philosophy was pivotal. On her way to considering the place of philosophy in our ongoing intellectual life, Goldstein tells a new story of its origin, re-envisioning the extraordinary culture that produced the man who produced philosophy. But it is primarily the fate of philosophy that concerns her. Is the discipline no more than a way of biding our time until the scientists arrive on the scene? Have they already arrived? Does philosophy itself ever make progress? And if it does, why is so ancient a figure as Plato of any continuing relevance? Plato at the Googleplex is Goldstein’s startling investigation of these conundra. She interweaves her narrative with Plato’s own choice for bringing ideas to life—the dialogue. Imagine that Plato came to life in the twenty-first century and embarked on a multicity speaking tour. How would he handle the host of a cable news program who denies there can be morality without religion? How would he mediate a debate between a Freudian psychoanalyst and a tiger mom on how to raise the perfect child? How would he answer a neuroscientist who, about to scan Plato’s brain, argues that science has definitively answered the questions of free will and moral agency? What would Plato make of Google, and of the idea that knowledge can be crowd-sourced rather than reasoned out by experts? With a philosopher’s depth and a novelist’s imagination and wit, Goldstein probes the deepest issues confronting us by allowing us to eavesdrop on Plato as he takes on the modern world. (With black-and-white photographs throughout.)

A Falconguide To Everglades National Park And The Surrounding Area

Author: Roger L. Hammer
Publisher: Falcon Guides
ISBN: 9780762734320
Size: 61.89 MB
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A FalconGuide to Everglades National Park and the Surrounding Area is the ultimate guide to discovering the vast ecoregion of the southern Florida mainland. Packed with photographs, maps, and informative text, this guide will help outdoors enthusiasts appreciate the landscape and varied flora and fauna of this vast watershed region whether they have a day to spend in the effort or a lifetime. Whether from canoe or by foot, this guide will enhance the next journey into the remarkable Everglades.