- By Blair E. Witherington Dawn Witherington

Florida's Living Beaches: A Guide for the Curious Beachcomber

  • Title: Florida's Living Beaches: A Guide for the Curious Beachcomber
  • Author: Blair E. Witherington Dawn Witherington
  • ISBN: 9781561643868
  • Page: 448
  • Format: Paperback
  • Florida s Living Beaches A Guide for the Curious Beachcomber Florida has miles of coastline almost miles of which are sancy beaches Exploring along those beaches offers encounters with myriads of plants animals minerals and manmade objects all are

    Florida has 1200 miles of coastline, almost 700 miles of which are sancy 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, thiFlorida has 1200 miles of coastline, almost 700 miles of which are sancy 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 near, on, and within the state s sandy margins It is organized into Beach Features, Beach Animals, Beach Plants, Beach Minerals, and Hand of Man In addition to being an identification guide, the book reveals much of the wonder and mystery between dune and sea along Florida s long coastline.

    1 thought on “Florida's Living Beaches: A Guide for the Curious Beachcomber

    1. Excellent resource for a variety of beach information. I've live in two very different areas of Florida, and this book covered information about both equally well. I would highly recommend this book to friends.

    2. This is an easy-to-read source for what you may find at beaches in Florida. Whether you live here or are just visiting, you will want to have this guide to use as a reference point. It is not only is about the kinds of shells you may see.It starts out by discussing the 'home' for beach-life: the waves and sand. What are the causes, when and where you will find certain beach features, size and a bit of little-known trivia. Swash and backwash, sea foam, dunes, ripples, offshore bars and wrack line [...]

    3. Compact, comprehensive, not too in-depth to keep the book light and portable, covers all the bases and answers questions I didn't even know to ask. Anyone who spends time on the beach in Florida looking at anything other than people will find solid, useable, useful information here. This may be the best beachcomber's reference book ever.

    4. Enjoyed it!! Helped mee out tremendously as I walked the Beach & Shoreline finding all kinds of little "critters" and would have had no idea what they would have been, plus a great help with all the shells and other findings! A "Must Have: for anyone who is going to be exploring any Beach in Florida here soon!

    5. One of my favorite beach combing books! Had the chance to hear the authors at Ding Darling a couple of years ago. They were great!

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