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Florida

Creator: Karen Sirvaitis | History - 2001-12

Introduces the geography, history, environment, economy, and culture of the Sunshine State.

Publisher: Lerner Pub Group

About this book
The completely revised and expanded Hello U.S.A. series takes you on a tour of the history, geography, people, economy, and environment of 25 states and Puerto Rico (with 26 additional books to be released by September 2002). Colorful photos, easy-to-read text, and fascinating sidebars provide the facts you need for research, reports, or even a cross-country trip.-- Completely up-to-date text and statistics, including 2000 U.S. census figures-- New maps, charts, and graphs-- New lists of related books and websites-- Expanded places to visit section-- State wildlife, state song, and recipe



48 pages

Florida

Creator: Capstone Press. Geography Dept | 2002-06-01

Provides an overview of the state of Florida, covering its history, geography, economy, people, and points of interest.

Publisher: Social Studies Collections

About this book
This 52-book series covers each of the 50 United States, Puerto Rico, and the District of Columbia. Each book discusses the state flag and symbols, statistics, history, land features, population makeup, historic landmarks, economy, and fascinating sites of the state. Back-of-the-book sections include a listing of famous citizens of the state and a time line of historical events. Challenged students are able to use these books successfully for writing research reports because of the simple organization and straightforward subtitles. This series explores and supports the standards under "The History of the Student's Own State or Region," as required by the National Standards for History; it also supports National Geography Standards.



600 pages

Florida, A Guide to the Southernmost State

Creator: Federal Writers' Project of the Work Projects Administration for the State of Florida, Federal Writers' Project | 1976-01-01

Contemporary Scene A CROSS the wide strip of its upper area, from the Atlantic to within / \ a short distance of the Mississippi border, Florida is at once a con- I A.tinuation of the Deep South and the beginning of a new realm in which ...

Publisher: Oxford University Press


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My Florida.com is the offical portal of the State of Florida. Links to government services, finding jobs, business news, hot topics in Florida, and more.

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
A guide to the agency responsible for managing Florida's fish and wildlife resources: includes information and regulations on hunting, fishing, wildlife viewing ...

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Florida Guide and Deals. It's no mystery how The Sunshine State got its nickname—a steady shower of sunlight washes over its golden-sand beaches, quiet mangroves ...

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  • CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform

    Florida Authentica: Your field guide to the unique, eccentric, and natural marvels of the real Sunshine State

    Book (CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform)

    Rating (22 reviews):
    (4.6/5)
    CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform

    Enjoy all of Florida!!!!

    0 5/5 sylodus nudem - See all my reviews This review is from: Florida Authentica: Your field guide to the unique, eccentric, and natural marvels of the real Sunshine State (Paperback) Ron Wiggins has done a fabulous job at acquainting both the Florida native and non-native reader with an enjoyable review of a diverse number of great places to visit in Florida besides the Big Name Attractions that most folks are aware of. His humorous and informative style makes for an easy read that might even elicit a grin or laugh here and there. Florida Authentica is a must for those that want to know more of the "Other Florida". 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , March 29, 2012

    Ron Wiggins Has Done It Again!

    0 5/5 Stephanie Alexander "Mother of Two" (Fort Lauderdale, FL United States) - See all my reviews This review is from: Florida Authentica: Your field guide to the unique, eccentric, and natural marvels of the real Sunshine State (Paperback) Another quirky subject from Florida writer, Ron Wiggins. This book is a fun look at some interesting, but often overlooked, sites in Florida. Very cool book. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , March 28, 2012

    Another excellent read from this author.

    0 5/5 Cooper_Designs - See all my reviews This review is from: Florida Authentica: Your field guide to the unique, eccentric, and natural marvels of the real Sunshine State (Paperback) Mr. Wiggins books are always enjoyable and informative. I recommend his work to all of my family and friends... the material is excellent for fun, lively discussion! :0) 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , November 1, 2012
    List Price: $14.95


  • Sterling

    Weird Florida: Your Travel Guide to Florida's Local Legends and Best Kept Secrets

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  • Fodor's

    Fodor's Florida 2014 (Full-color Travel Guide)

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  • Zeus Press Incorporated

    The Florida Move Guide: The Unofficial Moving to Florida Warning, Decision and Help Guide

    Book (Zeus Press Incorporated)

    Rating (54 reviews):
    (4.1/5)
    Zeus Press Incorporated

    Real Insight From A Florida Insider.

    Most books of this nature reflect a rose-colored tone usually with a hidden marketing campaign or sales pitch between the lines. This book is different, in a good way. The author provides a realistic presentation of Florida living. Bugs and all. Romantic ideals are balanced with true insight.I have vacationed in Florida for many years and have some direct experience with the beautiful side of Florida (palm trees, porpoises, gulf views) and the ugly side (seedy transients, obscene traffic, overcrowding). The author drives home the concept that vacationing and living there are two different worlds. Sometimes the author voices a personal opinion that may be unpopular or politically incorrect. It's these opinions sprinkled throughout that make this book better. It also helps people like me, who are considering a move to Florida, make more informed choices.My only complaint is that the book didn't contain enough information. Understandably, writing about such a... 5/5 BigCityChicken (Citizen Of The World) - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Florida Move Guide (Paperback) Most books of this nature reflect a rose-colored tone usually with a hidden marketing campaign or sales pitch between the lines. This book is different, in a good way. The author provides a realistic presentation of Florida living. Bugs and all. Romantic ideals are balanced with true insight.I have vacationed in Florida for many years and have some direct experience with the beautiful side of Florida (palm trees, porpoises, gulf views) and the ugly side (seedy transients, obscene traffic, overcrowding). The author drives home the concept that vacationing and living there are two different worlds. Sometimes the author voices a personal opinion that may be unpopular or politically incorrect. It's these opinions sprinkled throughout that make this book better. It also helps people like me, who are considering a move to Florida, make more informed choices.My only complaint is that the book didn't contain enough information. Understandably, writing about such a... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , February 24, 2012

    Some good info with an overall negative bias and sloppy execution

    A quick pass by a professional editor would improve this book greatly and enhance the author's credibility. There are some real grammatical and stylistic howlers here.That said, I read with fascination Stack's vivid portrayal of the miseries of a Florida summer that send many packing back north, often at a huge loss. Alligators in your swimming pool. Snakes crawling into your pool cage to get the geckos. Heatstroke-inducing temperatures and humidity if you dare to venture outside at midday,making neighborhoods into ghost towns. Hurricane evacuations uprooting you and forcing you to join an endless exodus of stopped traffic (woe to you if you need gas; every station along the way will be out, and forget about a place to stay if you haven't made a reservation long before evacuating). Power outages in the "lightning capital of the world." Giant cockroaches. And more.The best way to enjoy Florida, according to Stack, is to become a "sixer" - 6 months in Florida... 3/5 Mimijo "MJH" (NY USA) - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Florida Move Guide: The Unofficial Moving To Florida Warning, Decision and Help Guide (Kindle Edition) A quick pass by a professional editor would improve this book greatly and enhance the author's credibility. There are some real grammatical and stylistic howlers here.That said, I read with fascination Stack's vivid portrayal of the miseries of a Florida summer that send many packing back north, often at a huge loss. Alligators in your swimming pool. Snakes crawling into your pool cage to get the geckos. Heatstroke-inducing temperatures and humidity if you dare to venture outside at midday,making neighborhoods into ghost towns. Hurricane evacuations uprooting you and forcing you to join an endless exodus of stopped traffic (woe to you if you need gas; every station along the way will be out, and forget about a place to stay if you haven't made a reservation long before evacuating). Power outages in the "lightning capital of the world." Giant cockroaches. And more.The best way to enjoy Florida, according to Stack, is to become a "sixer" - 6 months in Florida... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , July 18, 2012

    Very useful and objective

    0 5/5 Oliver Franklin - See all my reviews This review is from: Florida Move Guide (Paperback) Bought this for my parents who regularly go on vacation to Florida and were considering it one of a couple of places they thought they might like to retire too. They found it very useful and objective. They still haven't made up their mind but they did say it answered a lot of questions and has assisted them with their considerations. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , March 9, 2012
    List Price: $22.95


  • Firefly Books

    Florida (America the Beautiful)

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    Rating (3 reviews):
    (4.7/5)
    Firefly Books

    EXACTLY WHAT WE WERE LOOKING FOR

    0 5/5 WENDYWEE - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Florida (America the Beautiful) (Hardcover) We bought these books to give as gifts when we travel. They are exactly what we were looking for. Beautiful photos that give the perfect example of Florida life. We bought 6 and will probably buy more. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , March 8, 2013

    Great book

    0 5/5 Julie - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Florida (America the Beautiful) (Hardcover) This book is great and the pictures are beautiful. I sent it to a friend how is deployed so they can enjoy Florida while overseas. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , February 17, 2013

    Florida gift review

    0 4/5 LJJames - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Florida (America the Beautiful) (Hardcover) I thought this book did a great job presenting Florida to the viewer. I thought the pictures were gorgeous, and it told good information about the state. I gave it away as a gift, and would love to have one myself. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , August 20, 2012
    List Price: $18.95


  • Voyageur Press

    Backroads of Florida: Your Guide to Great Day Trips & Weekend Getaways

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    List Price: $21.99


  • Pineapple Press

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

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    Rating (108 reviews):
    (4.9/5)
    Pineapple Press

    Super informative guide, broad and deep at the same time.

    0 5/5 Jay Wherley (Central FL USA) - See all my reviews, July 11, 2007

    The Only Field Guide you will need when you go to the beach

    0 5/5 H. Domke (New Bloomfield, MO USA) - See all my reviews, December 6, 2007

    Best resource for the Beach

    0 5/5 C. Stevens "Cathy Knits" (Bainbridge, GA USA) - See all my reviews, July 27, 2007
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    Condition: New
    ISBN13: 9781561643868
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  • Mariner Books

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  • Life's a Beach Then You Die (Max Fried Mystery)

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    Rating (207 reviews):
    (4.0/5)

    Life's a Beach Then You Die

    Max Fried is a retired computer forensic examiner who devotes his time to swimming and drinking in the hot Florida sun. When a lawyer persuades Max to find a deceased client's estate assets, Max takes the job, thinking it will be easy money. As soon as Max gets the dead mans laptop home he thinks his job is soon finished. He finds little to be concerned about but he stores a copy of the information on his new iPod. Max doesn't know the computer contains clues to a 20 year-old murder and the thief doesn't know Max stored a copy of the stolen computer on his iPod. Max comes home to find his house trashed and both his computer and the laptop gone. He calls Ed to tell him this latest news and try to figure out what's going on. His wife is scared to stay, and goes away until the house is again safe. I really did enjoy this story, but I had more fun with the lack of editing. "Max lied on his bed." "Max turned up his color," and many more. It didn't really take away from the story but it... 3/5 mysin (Anywhere, USA) - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Life's a Beach Then You Die (Max Fried Mystery) (Kindle Edition) Max Fried is a retired computer forensic examiner who devotes his time to swimming and drinking in the hot Florida sun. When a lawyer persuades Max to find a deceased client's estate assets, Max takes the job, thinking it will be easy money. As soon as Max gets the dead mans laptop home he thinks his job is soon finished. He finds little to be concerned about but he stores a copy of the information on his new iPod. Max doesn't know the computer contains clues to a 20 year-old murder and the thief doesn't know Max stored a copy of the stolen computer on his iPod. Max comes home to find his house trashed and both his computer and the laptop gone. He calls Ed to tell him this latest news and try to figure out what's going on. His wife is scared to stay, and goes away until the house is again safe. I really did enjoy this story, but I had more fun with the lack of editing. "Max lied on his bed." "Max turned up his color," and many more. It didn't really take away from the story but it... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , May 10, 2013

    Cute read

    0 4/5 Philip Nork "author of 'real life fiction'" (Las Vegas Nevada) - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Life's a Beach Then You Die (Max Fried Mystery) (Kindle Edition) Life's a Beach Then You Die is a nice little read. You start out by meeting Max and Mariel, recent retirees to New Smyrna Beach, Florida. A nice couple who enjoys the weather in Florida, the beach near their house, the bars they frequent and not wearing any underwear. (You'll have to read the book to understand.)When Jack, the bartender at Bobbi and Jack's Beachside Patio introduces Max to Ed, a lawyer whose client has just died, the fun begins. Ed wants Max to help find out financial information from a laptop. Being a retired computer forensics examiner, at first Max says no and then reconsiders.The rest of the book centers on what is on the computer ... and who stole it from Max. People listed on the computer start dying and Max may be next.The plot was good; it kept my interest from start to finish. I think it could have delved a little deeper, but this seems to be a humorous mystery, not a serious one.I'd read this author again. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , May 28, 2013

    Life's a Beach and I couldn't stop reading it!!!

    0 5/5 Dirt Couch Poet - See all my reviews This review is from: Life's a Beach Then You Die (Max Fried Mystery) (Kindle Edition) Falafel Jones is at it again! After I finished the Kewpie Killer, jonesing for another Jones' mystery, I found this one! New characters,a new intrigue all set on Florida's beautiful east coast. What more can a reader ask for? A real page turning stunner, I recommend this beauty of a book. Where has Falafel Jones been all my life?? 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , April 22, 2013


  • Birkenstock

    Birkenstock Women's Florida Soft Footbed Sandal,Habana Waxy Leather,39 M EU

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