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Enrich your travels with reading! Here's a hand-picked list prepared for your journey in conjunction with the book experts at Longitude.
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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

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

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

Fodor's South Florida

FLA75
Inc. Fodor's Travel Publications
Fodor's
2015
368
1101878517
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
The up-to-date Fodor's guide features invaluable recommendations on where to stay and eat and what to do throughout the South Florida. Compact and portable, it's ideal for either a weekend trip or an extended visit.
$19.99

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

Everglades National Park Map

FLA17
National Geographic Maps
National Geographic Maps
1999
2
1566950147
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A full-color topographic map of the park at a scale of 1:100,000, printed on water- and tear-proof paper.
$11.95

Florida Keys Dive & Map Guide

FLA120
Frankos
Frankos Maps
2010
1
1601602387
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
An 18.5" x 26.5" map featuring locations of numerous snorkeling and scuba diving sites. Side one shows the whole island chain, and side two shows close-ups of Key West, the John Pennekamp State Park area and Dry Tortugas National Park.
$8.99

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

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

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

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

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

A Photographic Guide to the Birds of Southern Florida

FLA29
Allan Sander, G. Michael Flieg
Ralph Curtis Publishing
2011
144
0883590654
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
The revised second edition of this pocket guide includes the most commonly encountered, spectacular and interesting birds of the region.
$15.95

Everglades Birds, An Introduction to Familiar Species

FLA65
James Kavanagh
Waterford Press
2007
1583553355
PLASTIC CARD
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
A handy, laminated fold-up card.
$7.95

Florida, Travellers' Wildlife Guide

FLA32
Fiona Sunquist, Mel Sunquist, Les Beletsky (Editor)
Interlink Publishing Group
2007
500
1566566517
PAPER
Field Guide
10/7/2007
0
0
0
0
This compact, comprehensive guide features color illustrations of common birds, mammals, fish, insects, reptiles and amphibians.
$29.95

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

More Books

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

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

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

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

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

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