Ten Thousand Islands

Ten Thousand Islands
Author: Randy Wayne White
Publsiher: Wheeler Publishing, Incorporated
Total Pages: 331
Release: 2001
ISBN 10: 9781587241109
ISBN 13: 1587241102
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ten Thousand Islands Book Review:

Fifteen years ago, in the labyrinth of mangrove, sawgrass, and swamp called the Ten Thousand Islands, off Florida's Gulf coast, a young girl unearthed a four-hundred-year-old gold medallion, a relic of the Calusa Indians. Then she began having nightmares. And then she was found hanging from the limb of a tree. An accident, ruled the coroner, but now marine biologist Doc Ford isn't so sure. Strange things have been happening recently, the girl's mother tells him. Her home was broken into; the phone rings and there's no one there; and, worst of all, her daughter's grave has been dug up. Someone suddenly wants that medallion -- but why, and why now? The search for the answers will lead Ford into a labyrinth of another kind, a maze of ancient ritual and modern greed, and, finally, to a place of infinite evil.... Filled with crackling prose and atmosphere, and some of the best characters in suspense fiction, Ten Thousand Islands is a triumph of storytelling.

Ten Thousand Islands

Ten Thousand Islands
Author: Randy Wayne White
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2001-06-01
ISBN 10: 0425180433
ISBN 13: 9780425180433
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ten Thousand Islands Book Review:

Government agent-turned-marine biologist Doc Ford sails an endless sea of questions when he agrees to investigate a death from the past. Years ago, off Florida’s Gulf Coast, a teenaged girl found an ancient gold medallion. Then, she began having nightmares. Then she was found hanging from a tree. Now, years later, the girl’s mother is being terrorized with break-ins, phone calls with no one there—and her daughter’s grave has been dug up. Somebody wants that medallion. The search for answers will lead Doc through a shadowy world of ancient ritual and modern corruption, to an evil that was born in the past—but lives in the present…

Shadow Country

Shadow Country
Author: Peter Matthiessen
Publsiher: Modern Library
Total Pages: 912
Release: 2008-08-19
ISBN 10: 1588368246
ISBN 13: 9781588368249
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Shadow Country Book Review:

NATIONAL BOOK AWARD WINNER • “Altogether gripping, shocking, and brilliantly told, not just a tour de force in its stylistic range, but a great American novel, as powerful a reading experience as nearly any in our literature.”—Michael Dirda, The New York Review of Books Killing Mister Watson, Lost Man’s River, and Bone by Bone—Peter Matthiessen’s great American epic about Everglades sugar planter and notorious outlaw E. J. Watson on the wild Florida frontier at the turn of the twentieth century—were originally conceived as one vast, mysterious novel. Now, in this bold new rendering, Matthiessen has marvelously distilled a monumental work while deepening the insights and motivations of his characters with brilliant rewriting throughout. Praise for Shadow Country “Magnificent . . . breathtaking . . . Finally now we have [this three-part saga] welded like a bell, and with Watson’s song the last sound, all the elements fuse and resonate.”—Los Angeles Times “Peter Matthiessen has done great things with the Watson trilogy. It’s the story of our continent, both land and people, and his writing does every justice to the blood fury of his themes.”—Don DeLillo “The fiction of Peter Ma­­tthiessen is the reason a lot of people in my generation decided to be writers. No doubt about it. Shadow Country lives up to anyone’s highest expectations for great writing.” —Richard Ford “Shadow Country, Matthiessen’s distillation of the earlier Watson saga, represents his original vision. It is the quintessence of his lifelong concerns, and a great legacy.”—W. S. Merwin “[An] epic masterpiece . . . a great American novel.”—The Miami Herald

Ten Thousand Islands

Ten Thousand Islands
Author: Randy Wayne White
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2001-06-01
ISBN 10: 1101640103
ISBN 13: 9781101640104
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ten Thousand Islands Book Review:

Government agent-turned-marine biologist Doc Ford sails an endless sea of questions when he agrees to investigate a death from the past. Years ago, off Florida’s Gulf Coast, a teenaged girl found an ancient gold medallion. Then, she began having nightmares. Then she was found hanging from a tree. Now, years later, the girl’s mother is being terrorized with break-ins, phone calls with no one there—and her daughter’s grave has been dug up. Somebody wants that medallion. The search for answers will lead Doc through a shadowy world of ancient ritual and modern corruption, to an evil that was born in the past—but lives in the present…

Mollusks and Marine Environments of the Ten Thousand Islands

Mollusks and Marine Environments of the Ten Thousand Islands
Author: Edward J. Petuch,David P. Berschauer
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 270
Release: 2022-08-29
ISBN 10: 1000644987
ISBN 13: 9781000644982
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mollusks and Marine Environments of the Ten Thousand Islands Book Review:

Mollusks and Marine Environments of the Ten Thousand Islands provides the first comprehensive overview of the shells and habitats that are present in the last unexplored coastal area of southwestern Florida. The mysterious and primordial Ten Thousand Islands, where the rivers and marshlands of the Everglades empty into the Gulf of Mexico, house a number of remarkable marine ecosystems, many shown here in detail for the first time. Primary among these are unique worm shell “reef systems,” composed entirely of immense masses of vermetid gastropod mollusks. These previously unexplored and unstudied gastropod reefs, which are often many acres in size, are shown here to mimic coral reefs in their growth structure and represent the only large-scale molluscan reefs found anywhere on Earth. Living in association with the zonated gastropod reefs are a number of rare and unusual mollusks, some of which represent endemic species that are unique to the Ten Thousand Islands. These and many other southwestern Florida shells are illustrated throughout this book, along with detailed illustrations and descriptions of the marine and estuarine environments that dominate the archipelago and its adjacent lagoon systems.

Clam Resources of the Ten Thousand Islands Fla

Clam Resources of the Ten Thousand Islands  Fla
Author: United States. Bureau of Fisheries
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 5
Release: 1920
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UOM:39015068658841
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Romance of the Ten Thousand Islands

The Romance of the Ten Thousand Islands
Author: Albert Edwin Philips
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 307
Release: 1909
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: OSU:32435018287177
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Cruising Guide to Western Florida

Cruising Guide to Western Florida
Author: Claiborne Sellars Young
Publsiher: Pelican Publishing
Total Pages: 502
Release: 2000
ISBN 10: 9781455603190
ISBN 13: 1455603198
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Totch

Totch
Author: Loren G. Brown
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 269
Release: 1993
ISBN 10: 9780813012285
ISBN 13: 0813012287
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Totch Book Review:

The author relates his family's history of surviving on the edge of poverty on the outskirts of the Florida Everglades

Death in the Family

Death in the Family
Author: Tessa Wegert
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2020-02-18
ISBN 10: 0593097904
ISBN 13: 9780593097908
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Death in the Family Book Review:

A storm-struck island. A blood-soaked bed. A missing man. In this captivating mystery that's perfect for fans of Knives Out, Senior Investigator Shana Merchant discovers that murder is a family affair. Thirteen months ago, former NYPD detective Shana Merchant barely survived being abducted by a serial killer. Now hoping to leave grisly murder cases behind, she's taken a job in her fiancé's sleepy hometown in the Thousand Islands region of Upstate New York. But as a nor'easter bears down on her new territory, Shana and fellow investigator Tim Wellington receive a call about a man missing on a private island. Shana and Tim travel to the isolated island owned by the wealthy Sinclair family to question the witnesses. They arrive to find blood on the scene and a house full of Sinclair family and friends on edge. While Tim guesses they're dealing with a runaway case, Shana is convinced that they have a murder on their hands. As the gale intensifies outside, she starts conducting interviews and discovers the Sinclairs and their guests are crawling with dark and dangerous secrets. Trapped on the island by the raging storm with only Tim whose reliability is thrown into question, the increasingly restless suspects, and her own trauma-fueled flashbacks for company, Shana will have to trust the one person her abduction destroyed her faith in—herself. But time is ticking down, because if Shana's right, a killer is in their midst and as the pressure mounts, so do the odds that they'll strike again.

Day Paddling Florida s 10 000 Islands and Big Cypress Swamp

Day Paddling Florida s 10 000 Islands and Big Cypress Swamp
Author: Jeff Ripple
Publsiher: Countryman Press
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2004-01-27
ISBN 10: 9780881505641
ISBN 13: 0881505641
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Day Paddling Florida s 10 000 Islands and Big Cypress Swamp Book Review:

This new paddling guide to Florida's 10,000 Islands and Big Cypress region features trips for canoes and kayaks. This new guide features saltwater paddling tours in the northern and central 10,000 Islands, as well as a handful of freshwater tours in the Big Cypress Swamp. Trips emanate out of multiple put-ins and take-outs, including Rookery Bay Estuarine Reserve (Marco Island), Goodland, Port of the Islands, Fakahatchee Strand State Preserve, Everglades City, and Big Cypress National Preserve. Each trip described in this new guide will include information on distance, difficulty, recommended charts, and navigational features, as well as discussing winds, tides, and safety issues. The author also discusses natural and historical features, estuarine and mangrove ecology, and local wildlife. Finally, he provides information on equipment, outfitters, supplies, rentals, and recommendations for low-impact paddling. 35 black & white photographs, index.

Killing Mister Watson

Killing Mister Watson
Author: Peter Matthiessen
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2012-08-22
ISBN 10: 0307819663
ISBN 13: 9780307819666
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Killing Mister Watson Book Review:

Drawn from fragments of historical fact, Matthiessen's masterpiece brilliantly depicts the fortunes and misfortunes of Edgar J. Watson, a real-life entrepreneur and outlaw who appeared in the lawless Florida Everglades around the turn of the century.

Big Cypress Swamp and the Ten Thousand Islands

Big Cypress Swamp and the Ten Thousand Islands
Author: Jeff Ripple
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 137
Release: 1992
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UOM:39015029886200
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Big Cypress Swamp and the Ten Thousand Islands Book Review:

Celebrating one of the nation's largest and least publicized wilderness areas, the author offers a photographic tour of the region's cypress swamps, marshes, wet prairies, and pinelands.

Swamplandia

Swamplandia
Author: Karen Russell
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2011-02-01
ISBN 10: 0307595447
ISBN 13: 9780307595447
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Swamplandia Book Review:

New York Times Bestseller | Pulitzer Prize Finalist "Ms. Russell is one in a million. . . . A suspensfuly, deeply haunted book."--The New York Times Thirteen-year-old Ava Bigtree has lived her entire life at Swamplandia!, her family’s island home and gator-wrestling theme park in the Florida Everglades. But when illness fells Ava’s mother, the park’s indomitable headliner, the family is plunged into chaos; her father withdraws, her sister falls in love with a spooky character known as the Dredgeman, and her brilliant big brother, Kiwi, defects to a rival park called The World of Darkness. As Ava sets out on a mission through the magical swamps to save them all, we are drawn into a lush and bravely imagined debut that takes us to the shimmering edge of reality.

Ten Thousand Crossroads

Ten Thousand Crossroads
Author: Balfour Mount
Publsiher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2020-10-15
ISBN 10: 0228004918
ISBN 13: 9780228004912
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ten Thousand Crossroads Book Review:

Recognized as the father of palliative care in North America, Balfour Mount facilitated a sea change in medical practice by foregrounding concern for the whole person facing incurable illness. In this intimate and far-reaching memoir, Mount leads the reader through the formative moments and milestones of his personal and professional life as they intersected with the history of medical treatment over the last fifty years. Mount's lifelong pursuit of understanding the needs of dying patients began during his training as a surgical oncologist at Montreal's Royal Victoria Hospital in the 1960s. He established the first comprehensive clinical program for end-of-life care in a teaching hospital in 1975 at McGill University's Royal Victoria Hospital, thus leading the charge for palliative medicine as a new specialty. His journey included collaboration with two storied healthcare innovators, British hospice pioneer Dame Cicely Saunders and American psychiatrist Elisabeth Kübler-Ross, leading to a more fulsome understanding of the physical, psychosocial, and existential or spiritual needs of patients, their families, and their caregivers in the health care setting. This compelling narrative documents how the 'Royal Vic' team became internationally recognized as effective advocates of quality of life at the crossroad between life and death. From meetings with Viktor Frankl, the Dalai Lama and other teachers, to a memorable telephone chat with Mother Teresa, Mount recalls with appreciation, humour and humility, the places and people that helped to shed light on this universal human experience.

Ten Thousand Birds

Ten Thousand Birds
Author: Tim Birkhead,Jo Wimpenny,Bob Montgomerie
Publsiher: Princeton University Press
Total Pages: 544
Release: 2014-03-01
ISBN 10: 1400848830
ISBN 13: 9781400848836
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ten Thousand Birds Book Review:

Ten Thousand Birds provides a thoroughly engaging and authoritative history of modern ornithology, tracing how the study of birds has been shaped by a succession of visionary and often-controversial personalities, and by the unique social and scientific contexts in which these extraordinary individuals worked. This beautifully illustrated book opens in the middle of the nineteenth century when ornithology was a museum-based discipline focused almost exclusively on the anatomy, taxonomy, and classification of dead birds. It describes how in the early 1900s pioneering individuals such as Erwin Stresemann, Ernst Mayr, and Julian Huxley recognized the importance of studying live birds in the field, and how this shift thrust ornithology into the mainstream of the biological sciences. The book tells the stories of eccentrics like Colonel Richard Meinertzhagen, a pathological liar who stole specimens from museums and quite likely murdered his wife, and describes the breathtaking insights and discoveries of ambitious and influential figures such as David Lack, Niko Tinbergen, Robert MacArthur, and others who through their studies of birds transformed entire fields of biology. Ten Thousand Birds brings this history vividly to life through the work and achievements of those who advanced the field. Drawing on a wealth of archival material and in-depth interviews, this fascinating book reveals how research on birds has contributed more to our understanding of animal biology than the study of just about any other group of organisms.

The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet

The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet
Author: David Mitchell
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 496
Release: 2010-06-29
ISBN 10: 0679603581
ISBN 13: 9780679603580
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet Book Review:

By the New York Times bestselling author of The Bone Clocks and Cloud Atlas | Longlisted for the Man Booker Prize In 2007, Time magazine named him one of the most influential novelists in the world. He has twice been short-listed for the Man Booker Prize. The New York Times Book Review called him simply “a genius.” Now David Mitchell lends fresh credence to The Guardian’s claim that “each of his books seems entirely different from that which preceded it.” The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet is a stunning departure for this brilliant, restless, and wildly ambitious author, a giant leap forward by even his own high standards. A bold and epic novel of a rarely visited point in history, it is a work as exquisitely rendered as it is irresistibly readable. The year is 1799, the place Dejima in Nagasaki Harbor, the “high-walled, fan-shaped artificial island” that is the Japanese Empire’s single port and sole window onto the world, designed to keep the West at bay; the farthest outpost of the war-ravaged Dutch East Indies Company; and a de facto prison for the dozen foreigners permitted to live and work there. To this place of devious merchants, deceitful interpreters, costly courtesans, earthquakes, and typhoons comes Jacob de Zoet, a devout and resourceful young clerk who has five years in the East to earn a fortune of sufficient size to win the hand of his wealthy fiancée back in Holland. But Jacob’s original intentions are eclipsed after a chance encounter with Orito Aibagawa, the disfigured daughter of a samurai doctor and midwife to the city’s powerful magistrate. The borders between propriety, profit, and pleasure blur until Jacob finds his vision clouded, one rash promise made and then fatefully broken. The consequences will extend beyond Jacob’s worst imaginings. As one cynical colleague asks, “Who ain’t a gambler in the glorious Orient, with his very life?” A magnificent mix of luminous writing, prodigious research, and heedless imagination, The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet is the most impressive achievement of its eminent author. Praise for The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet “A page-turner . . . [David] Mitchell’s masterpiece; and also, I am convinced, a masterpiece of our time.”—Richard Eder, The Boston Globe “An achingly romantic story of forbidden love . . . Mitchell’s incredible prose is on stunning display. . . . A novel of ideas, of longing, of good and evil and those who fall somewhere in between [that] confirms Mitchell as one of the more fascinating and fearless writers alive.”—Dave Eggers, The New York Times Book Review “The novelist who’s been showing us the future of fiction has published a classic, old-fashioned tale . . . an epic of sacrificial love, clashing civilizations and enemies who won’t rest until whole family lines have been snuffed out.”—Ron Charles, The Washington Post “By any standards, The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet is a formidable marvel.”—James Wood, The New Yorker “A beautiful novel, full of life and authenticity, atmosphere and characters that breathe.”—Maureen Corrigan, NPR Look for special features inside. Join the Random House Reader’s Circle for author chats and more.

Moundville Revisited

Moundville Revisited
Author: Clarence Bloomfield Moore
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 476
Release: 1907
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: HARVARD:32044014376131
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Along the Edge of America

Along the Edge of America
Author: Peter Jenkins
Publsiher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Total Pages: 319
Release: 1997
ISBN 10: 9780395877371
ISBN 13: 0395877377
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Along the Edge of America Book Review:

Chronicles a two-year journey along the Gulf Coast, from the Florida Keys to the border of Mexico, and shares the author's encounters with people he met along the way

Barrier Islands of the Atlantic and Gulf Coasts of the United States

Barrier Islands of the Atlantic and Gulf Coasts of the United States
Author: Gulf South Research Institute
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 230
Release: 1978
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UOM:39015086433607
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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