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Essential Reading Package-EXFLA26

Item EXFLA26. Buy these 5 items as a set for $72 including shipping, 15% off the retail price. With free shipping on anything else you order.  Buy Package

Miami

FLA22
Joan Didion
Vintage Books
1998
240
0679781803
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
Acclaimed essayist Joan Didion looks to Miami in this book of astute commentary. The drug war, Cuba, political scandals and race relations all find their way into this trenchant examination of a completely unique American city.
$15.00

National Audubon Society Field Guide to Florida

FLA19
Peter Alden, Gil Nelson, Rick Cech
Alfred Knopf
1998
448
067944677x
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
A pocket-size field guide to the wildflowers, trees, mosses, butterflies, fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals of Florida.
$22.95

A Thousand Mile Walk to the Gulf

FLA09
John Muir
Houghton Mifflin Company
1998
224
0395901472
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
This slim book is the diary of 28-year-old Muir. It is the record of a botanical expedition along the eastern seaboard south to Florida -- and a good introduction to this popular writer. It includes a long chapter on the swamps and forests of Florida.
$14.95

Eyewitness Family Guide Florida

FLA23
Deni Brown
DK Publishing
2017
288
1465457372
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This superb guide to Florida features color photography, dozens of excellent local maps and a region-by-region synopsis of the area's attractions.
$25.00

Florida Map

USS218
Hallwag
Hallwag
2012
1
3828302505
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
This regional map covers not just Florida but also the coast south from South Carolina.
$11.95

The Florida Keys Map

FLA18
Dolphs
Dolph's Map
2001
1
1931865086
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A large, black-and-white map featuring the roads, bridges, campgrounds, harbors, marinas and national parks in the Florida Keys.
$3.95

Frommer's EasyGuide to Orlando and Walt Disney World

FLA116
Frommer's
Frommer's
2016
336
1628872640
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
EasyGuides are full of practical, easy to absorb information and emphasize authentic experiences. This lightweight guide highlights important attractions with expert advice on accommodations and meals.
$16.95

Monocle Miami Guide

FLA138
Monocle
Prestel
2016
148
3899556321
HARD COVER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
Designed for the upscale traveler, this Monocle guidebook to Miami features short essays, top lists, excellent color photography and expert recommendations from Monocle magazine’s network of bureaus, correspondents and on-the-road reporters.
$15.00

The Hidden Magic of Walt Disney World

FLA136
Susan Veness
Adams Media Corporation
2015
256
1440587809
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
Put together by an expert on Disney theme parks, this fun, illustrated guidebook includes more than 600 secrets and little-known facts about Disney World.
$13.99

The Unofficial Guide to Walt Disney World 2015

FLA124
Len Testa, Bob Sehlinger
Perseus
2016
848
1628090529
PAPER
Guidebook
8/19/2014
0
0
0
0
This guide tries its hardest to rate and rank every option from transport to hotels, restaurants, attractions and even local grocery stores. A voluminous resource!
$19.99

Walking St. Augustine, An Illustrated Guide and Pocket History to America's Oldest City

FLA131
Elsbeth K. Gordon
University Press of Florida
2015
240
0813060834
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A remarkable handbook to walking the historical streets of St. Augustine, Florida. Gordon’s color-coded guide divides the colonial village into sections and provides insider tips, personal accounts and history from each.
$14.95

Alligators in B-Flat, Improbable Tales from the Files of Real Florida

FLA109
Jeff Klinkenberg
University Press of Florida
2013
336
0813044502
HARD COVER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
Staff writer for Tampa Bay Times, Klinkenberg captures the old Florida of swamp, forest and alligator from Pensacola to Key West in this quirky, often hilarious collection of his favorite columns for the paper.
$24.95

Apalachicola

FLA105
Beverly Mount-Douds
Arcadia
2009
127
0738568171
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Once the third-largest port on the Gulf of Mexico, Apalachicola's historic homes and eras of industry (seafood, lumber, cotton, turpentine) come to life through restored photographs and historical anecdote in this volume in the Images of America series.
$21.99

Finding Florida

FLA110
T. D. Allman
Atlantic Monthly Press
2014
544
0802122302
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Allman takes particular glee in debunking the myths surrounding the invaders, entrepreneurs and imperialists who have made their mark in Florida, from Ponce de Leon, to Henry Flagler, to Walt Disney and various politicians in this lively portrait of the state and all its contradictions.
$20.00

Florida, A Short History

FLA52
Michael Gannon
University Press of Florida
2003
192
0813026806
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Gannon recounts the longest recorded history of any state in the nation in 27 brisk, illustrated chapters. From indigenous tribes who lived along spring-fed streams to environmentalists who labor to "Save Our Rivers," the story of the state is as rich and distinctive as the story of America.
$14.95

Journeys Through Paradise, Pioneering Naturalists in the Southeast

STH77
Gail Fishman
University Press of Florida
2017
328
0813054869
PAPER
History
5/2/2017
0
0
0
0
Mixing her own contemporary travels with the journeys of 13 pioneering naturalists, Gail Fishman describes the wild history of Florida, past and present. Her journey through Florida's natural history reveals as much about where Florida has come from as the state of its land and wildlife today.
$24.95

Miami, A Cultural History

FLA119
Anthony P. Maingot
Interlink Publishing Group
2014
256
1566569834
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
This readable, scholarly history of Miami takes us from Spanish exploration to the present. Anthony Maingot is a professor sociology and founding professor at Florida International University in Miami.
$15.00

Oh, Florida! How America's Weirdest State Influences the Rest of the Country

FLA139
Craig Pittman
St. Martin's Press
2016
336
1250071208
HARD COVER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
With candor and tongue-in-cheek wit, native Floridian Pittman explores what makes Florida dangerous, disconcerting and desirable while beseeching readers to see what he sees -- a state that is lovable in spite of itself.
$26.99

Sunshine State, Essays

FLA149
Sarah Gerard
HarperCollins
2017
384
006243487X
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
In this highly praised collection of essays, Sarah Gerard uses intimate, personal experiences in Florida for a prescient report on contemporary America. She ponders everything from Joan Didion and the limits of empathy to the dark effects of the American Dream.
$15.99

Backroads of Paradise, A Journey to Rediscover Old Florida

FLA148
Cathy Salustri
University Press of Florida
2016
240
0813062969
HARD COVER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
On a 5,000-mile road trip through the picturesque backroads of Florida, Cathy Salustri uses a tattered Depression-era guide as inspiration. Her journey reveals startling histories, nude beach bliss, mouthwatering seafood, natural wonders and remote small towns where they sell something called "rattlesnake in a can."
$24.95

Travels on the St. John's River

FLA150
William Bartram, John Bartram
University Press of Florida
2017
224
081306225X
HARD COVER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
This collection of writings from the father-son team of naturalists chronicle their ground-breaking work in northeast Florida. Beginning in 1765, the journal and diary entries describe a pristine, subtropical wonderland, revealing just how much Florida's natural landscape has changed.
$29.95

Shadow Country

FLA72
Peter Matthiessen
Modern Library
2008
892
081298062X
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Matthiessen returns to his tale of Florida sugarcane farmer and murderer Edgar J. Watson in this National Book Award winner, a reprise of his classic trilogy: Killing Mister Watson, Lost Man’s River and Bone by Bone.
$20.00

Oranges

FLA20
John McPhee
Noonday Press
1991
194
0374512973
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
McPhee has managed to write a short but fascinating book on (of all things) oranges.
$14.00

The Everglades, River of Grass

FLA132
Marjory Stoneman Douglas
Pineapple
2016
448
1561649902
HARD COVER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
The 70th anniversary edition of Douglas' wonderful, prophetic book, instrumental in establishing Everglades National Park.
$24.95

The Orchid Thief

FLA33
Susan Orlean
Ballantine Books
2000
284
044900371X
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
A fast-paced history of orchid-mania, and the arrest and conviction of a South Florida hobbyist for making off with a protected species.
$17.00

American Birding Association Field Guide to Birds of Florida

FLA130
Brian E. Small (Photographer), Bill Pranty
Independent Publishers Group
2014
368
193562248X
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
An informative companion to the amazing variety of bird watching opportunities in Florida, from the panhandle down to the Keys.
$24.95

Birds of Florida's Gulf Coast, Folding Guide

FLA128
Ernest Simmons
Earth Sky & Water
2002
1893770125
PLASTIC CARD
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
A heavy duty, laminated guide to 62 bird species commonly seen on Florida's Gulf Coast from the Panhandle south to Everglades City.
$8.95

Fishes of the Florida's Gulf Coast, Folding Guide

FLA127
Robert Shipp
Earth Sky & Water
2002
1893770141
PLASTIC CARD
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
A heavy duty, laminated guide to 56 of Florida's fish species commonly found nearshore from Panama City, south to Everglades City.
$8.95

Marine Fishes of Florida

FLA134
David B. Snyder
Johns Hopkins University Press
2016
480
142141872X
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
The most comprehensive book on Florida's marine fishes ever produced, this field guide covers hundreds of species with size, range, conservation status, preferred habitat and color photos.
$39.95

Smithsonian Handbooks: Birds of Florida

FLA57
Fred J. Alsop, III
DK Publishing
2002
400
0789483874
FLEXI-BOUND
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
An illustrated field guide to 570 species of birds found in Florida. Each bird gets a full-page profile with color illustration, description and information on behavior.
$23.00

For Kids

Legends of the Seminoles

FLA12
Betty Mae Jumper
Pineapple
1994
96
1561640409
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
An enjoyable illustrated retelling of Seminole folk tales, intended for both children and adults.
$19.95

Hoot

USE383
Carl Hiaasen
Yearling Publishing
2005
304
0440419395
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
The captivating tale for tweens about kids and eco-activism in southern Florida by the legendary Hiaasen, also made into a heart-warming movie.
$6.99

Flush

FLA64
Carl Hiaasen
2005
272
0375821821
HARD COVER
Literature
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
An environmental adventure full of outlandish characters and Florida landscapes, proving once and for all that kids can save the day.
$16.95

The Yearling

FLA82
Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings
Aladdin Books
2001
528
0689846231
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
YOUNG ADULTS
Lonely young Jody Baxter adopts an orphaned fawn to be his companion in rural central Florida in this Pulitzer Prize-winning classic. Filled with warmth and an appreciation for nature, this is a compelling coming-of-age story.
$7.99

Face to Face With Manatees

FLA98
Brian Skerry
2010
32
1426306164
HARD COVER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
Brian Skerry's astonishing photographs and amazing adventures in southern Florida for ages 7-11.
$16.95

The Manatee Scientists, The Science of Saving the Vulnerable

BST193
Peter Lourie
Harcourt Books
2011
80
054715254X
HARD COVER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
Colorful and informative, this volume in the popular series for ages 10 and up follows scientists working to rescue manatees in Florida, Senegal and the Amazon.
$18.99

Walt Disney

CAL363
Joanne Mattern
Scholastic Inc.
2013
32
0531247066
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
A short biography of Walt Disney written for children ages 4 to 8; includes photos.
$5.95

Who Was Walt Disney?

CAL365
Whitney Stewart
Penguin Putnam
2009
106
0448450526
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
An illustrated chapter book biography of Walt Disney from his early days on the farm to his success in Hollywood.
$5.99

The Disney Book

FLA135
Jim Fanning
DK Publishing
2015
200
1465437878
HARD COVER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
FAMILY
A visual exploration of everything Disney is famous for, from the movies to the theme parks, including concept art, original story sketches, movie posters and more to celebrate more than 90 years of family entertainment. Fun for the whole family.
$30.00

More Books

Stormy Weather

FLA06
Carl Hiassen
Warner Books
1996
388
0446603422
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
The bestseller set in Florida incorporating natural and cultural history.
$7.99

Florida's Birds, A Handbook and Reference

FLA13
Herbert Kale, David Maehr
Pineapple
2005
288
1561643351
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
The definitive guide to Florida's many birds.
$22.95

Up for Grabs, A Trip through Time and Space in the Sunshine State

FLA43
John Rothchild
University Press of Florida
2000
231
0813018293
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
A humorous, personal tour of the Sunshine State and its history.
$19.95

The Disney Version: The Life, Times, Art and Commerce of Walt Disney

FLA47
Richard Schickel
Ivan Dee
1997
392
1566631580
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
A classic biography of Disney -- a critical look at the man behind the empire and his effect on pop culture.
$18.95

River of Lakes, A Journey on Florida's St. Johns River

FLA51
Bill Belleville
University of Georgia Press
2001
220
0820323446
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
One of the St. Johns River's greatest champions, Bill Belleville is also an engaging writer. He mixes memories of traveling on the river with astute commentary on history and nature, in this impassioned plea for conservation.
$24.95

Orlando Destination Map

FLA108
National Geographic Maps
National Geographic Maps
2007
1
159775076X
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
Map and city guide at a scale of 1:33,200.
$7.95

Frommer's EasyGuide to Miami and Key West

FLA115
Frommer's
Frommer's
2014
256
1628870885
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
EasyGuides are full of practical, easy-to-absorb information and emphasize authentic experiences. This lightweight guide highlights important attractions with expert advice on accommodations and meals.
$12.95

Fodor's Orlando 25 Best, With Universal, Seaworld, Walt Disney World

FLA121
Inc. Fodor's Travel Publications
Fodor's
2014
128
0804143439
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
In this fully illustrated guide, the erudite, discerning editors at Fodor's recommend Orlando's must-see attractions.
$16.99

Fodor's In Focus Florida Keys

FLA122
Fodor's Guides
Fodor's
2015
192
0804143544
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This inviting, well-organized guide focuses on must-see attractions, the best lodgings, and provides excellent maps and photos.
$13.99

Fishes of Florida's Atlantic Coast, Folding Guide

FLA126
Robert Shipp
Earth Sky & Water
2004
1893770176
PLASTIC CARD
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
A heavy duty, laminated guide to 57 species commonly found inshore and nearshore from the Florida/Georgia border, south to Key West.
$8.95

Birds of South Florida, Folding Guide

FLA129
Ernest Simmons
Earth Sky & Water
2003
1893770133
PLASTIC CARD
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
A heavy duty, laminated guide to 60 species of wading birds, birds of prey and shore birds.
$8.95

Explorer's Guide Sarasota, Sanibel Island, & Naples

FLA142
Chelle Koster-Walton
Countryman Press
2017
352
1581574126
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A practical guide to the popular tourist destinations of Florida’s Gulf Coast, compiled by a local writer. Includes photos and easy-to-read maps. 7th edition.
$21.95