The Nature of Florida by James Kavanagh Book PDF Summary
Compact yet comprehensive, The Nature of Florida takes novice naturalists through an easy-to-read basic explanation of species, field identification tips, the evolution of animals and plants, Florida''s geography and vegetation, before delving into more detailed species identification. Exhaustively researched, beautifully illustrated throughout and organized into color-coded sections, The Nature of Florida highlights over 310 familiar plants, animals, and the state''s outstanding natural attractions. Each listing is accompanied by a detailed full-color drawing, the species'' common and scientific name, its size, a simple description and an indication of its habitat. Brief comments provide more information on each species and assist in further identification. A section at the back of the book includes maps and descriptions of Florida''s various regions, and then listings of the major natural attractions within each of those regions. A handy checklist at the very back allows enthusiasts to keep track of the species they have personally observed.