Florida's Rivers

Florida's Rivers[Download] ➵ Florida's Rivers By Charles R. Boning – Oaklandjobs.co.uk Florida s rivers comprise a tapestry of natural wonders They support rich ecosystems They define the landscape and lend character to the regions through which they pass The first half of the book prov Florida s rivers comprise a tapestry of natural wonders They support rich ecosystems They define the landscape and lend character to the regions through which they pass The first half of the book provides an overview of Florida s waterways, while the second half provides detailed information onof Florida s rivers, covering each one from source to end From the Blackwater River in the western Panhandle to the Ichetucknee and Kissimmee Rivers in central Florida to the Miami River in south Florida, it traces the flow of these streams as they weave through cypress swamps, pine studded hills, and hardwood hammocks It introduces plants and animals endemic to each This book also takes the reader on a journey through time It tracks the history of Florida s rivers, from the dawn of the Paleoindians through the Spanish conquest to the present It traces human efforts to confine and harness these waters Finally, it looks at conservation and examines efforts to preserve Florida s rivers and return them to their natural states. Rivers may no longer play a central, everyday, role in transport but at a time they did and they were the main mechanism for opening parts of the state to exploration Even today, every human, animal, and plant in the state has some connection whether knowingly or not to our rivers lifeblood of water.Charles Boning, a man of many talents he s a lawyer who not only is also an accomplished naturalist and writer, but even an astute photographer has written a book entitled Florida s Rivers which, Rivers may no longer play a central, everyday, role in transport but at a time they did and they were the main mechanism for opening parts of the state to exploration Even today, every human, animal, and plant in the state has some connection whether knowingly or not to our rivers lifeblood of water.Charles Boning, a man of many talents he s a lawyer who not only is also an accomplished naturalist and writer, but even an astute photographer has written a book entitled Florida s Rivers which, living up to its name, is an overview of all the major rivers of the state, organized by region.When I review a book, like any good reviewer, I try to be very unbiased and discerning and look for both good qualities and things which are lacking in a book under review but with Boning s volume I really cannot find a single fault The book is clear in its layout, starting off with a great introduction to Florida s rivers and their importance and also an explanation of how to use the book This pedagogical approach and the lavish maps and photographs throughout the entire book also the contributions of the author make the book useful to a diverse readership I can see this book having a place in any Floridian library plus the personal collections of all avid naturalists and lovers of Florida s environment Moreover, it would be useful as a secondary text for college level courses on Floridian ecosystems While not an academic work, per se, the depth in its overview of rivers is handy to students and anyone wanting to know at a glance about a certain river or region.The real treat though is to sit down and read Florida s Rivers cover to cover and thus gain the benefit of a short course in the history and ecology of Floridian rivers and riparian environments While Boning doesn t spend too much time on any one river in a mere 230 some pages he really doesn t have room to he offers a strong overview of all the state s major rivers in a manner that is easy to follow Plant and animal life, recreation, and history are all addressed in the river specific entries.Boning writes with a keen eye for detail and a really nuanced understanding of Florida s riparian environments Yet in doing so, he never provides too much or too dense information for his reader to absorb The index is extensive and easy to use as is the list of reference works and suggestions for further reading.Boning s photographs really impressed me I am myself a serious photographer and often photograph places I write about for this and other papers Boning s photos of rivers and their surroundings are crisp, clear, and engaging What is , his photos of wildlife found living in and near these rivers are just amazing getting photographs of wlid animals is in and of itself a difficult craft and Boning s are up there in quality with some of the best I ve seen in regional journalism The entire book is printed on a glossy, sturdy, paper stock and is small enough to take with you while camping or boating.If there is anything at all which I find wanting in Florida s Rivers, it is that I could envision Boning writing aextensive version as an academic textbook for college or graduate level courses that would provide about ten pages on each river withdetail on hydrology and ecology instead of around two or three pages per river in the current edition I am unsure of how large a market there is for such a volume but while the present book is great for most readers, I feel there is still a need for ascientific and detailed book covering the topic of Floridian rivers Boning, however, would make perhaps with co authors an ideal author for such a volume because he brings across his information in clear prose that is a joy to read Were Pineapple Press to address the academic market for this same topic, I think it would be a fine addition to the extant literature.Florida s Rivers is a treasure trove of information for anyone interested in our state s riparian ecology and natural history I could not bepleased to see this volume published at a time when a lot of choices must be made to ensure the continued stewardship of our rivers

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    Florida's Rivers Epub ¼ Paperback s waterways, while the second half provides detailed information onof Florida s rivers, covering each one from source to end From the Blackwater River in the western Panhandle to the Ichetucknee and Kissimmee Rivers in central Florida to the Miami River in south Florida, it traces the flow of these streams as they weave through cypress swamps, pine studded hills, and hardwood hammocks It introduces plants and animals endemic to each This book also takes the reader on a journey through time It tracks the history of Florida s rivers, from the dawn of the Paleoindians through the Spanish conquest to the present It traces human efforts to confine and harness these waters Finally, it looks at conservation and examines efforts to preserve Florida s rivers and return them to their natural states. Rivers may no longer play a central, everyday, role in transport but at a time they did and they were the main mechanism for opening parts of the state to exploration Even today, every human, animal, and plant in the state has some connection whether knowingly or not to our rivers lifeblood of water.Charles Boning, a man of many talents he s a lawyer who not only is also an accomplished naturalist and writer, but even an astute photographer has written a book entitled Florida s Rivers which, Rivers may no longer play a central, everyday, role in transport but at a time they did and they were the main mechanism for opening parts of the state to exploration Even today, every human, animal, and plant in the state has some connection whether knowingly or not to our rivers lifeblood of water.Charles Boning, a man of many talents he s a lawyer who not only is also an accomplished naturalist and writer, but even an astute photographer has written a book entitled Florida s Rivers which, living up to its name, is an overview of all the major rivers of the state, organized by region.When I review a book, like any good reviewer, I try to be very unbiased and discerning and look for both good qualities and things which are lacking in a book under review but with Boning s volume I really cannot find a single fault The book is clear in its layout, starting off with a great introduction to Florida s rivers and their importance and also an explanation of how to use the book This pedagogical approach and the lavish maps and photographs throughout the entire book also the contributions of the author make the book useful to a diverse readership I can see this book having a place in any Floridian library plus the personal collections of all avid naturalists and lovers of Florida s environment Moreover, it would be useful as a secondary text for college level courses on Floridian ecosystems While not an academic work, per se, the depth in its overview of rivers is handy to students and anyone wanting to know at a glance about a certain river or region.The real treat though is to sit down and read Florida s Rivers cover to cover and thus gain the benefit of a short course in the history and ecology of Floridian rivers and riparian environments While Boning doesn t spend too much time on any one river in a mere 230 some pages he really doesn t have room to he offers a strong overview of all the state s major rivers in a manner that is easy to follow Plant and animal life, recreation, and history are all addressed in the river specific entries.Boning writes with a keen eye for detail and a really nuanced understanding of Florida s riparian environments Yet in doing so, he never provides too much or too dense information for his reader to absorb The index is extensive and easy to use as is the list of reference works and suggestions for further reading.Boning s photographs really impressed me I am myself a serious photographer and often photograph places I write about for this and other papers Boning s photos of rivers and their surroundings are crisp, clear, and engaging What is , his photos of wildlife found living in and near these rivers are just amazing getting photographs of wlid animals is in and of itself a difficult craft and Boning s are up there in quality with some of the best I ve seen in regional journalism The entire book is printed on a glossy, sturdy, paper stock and is small enough to take with you while camping or boating.If there is anything at all which I find wanting in Florida s Rivers, it is that I could envision Boning writing aextensive version as an academic textbook for college or graduate level courses that would provide about ten pages on each river withdetail on hydrology and ecology instead of around two or three pages per river in the current edition I am unsure of how large a market there is for such a volume but while the present book is great for most readers, I feel there is still a need for ascientific and detailed book covering the topic of Floridian rivers Boning, however, would make perhaps with co authors an ideal author for such a volume because he brings across his information in clear prose that is a joy to read Were Pineapple Press to address the academic market for this same topic, I think it would be a fine addition to the extant literature.Florida s Rivers is a treasure trove of information for anyone interested in our state s riparian ecology and natural history I could not bepleased to see this volume published at a time when a lot of choices must be made to ensure the continued stewardship of our rivers "/>
  • Paperback
  • 254 pages
  • Florida's Rivers
  • Charles R. Boning
  • English
  • 16 December 2019
  • 1561644005