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  • Paperback: 448 pages
  • Publisher: Alfred A Knopf; 1 edition (1 May 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 067944677X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0679446774
  • Product Dimensions: 10.2 x 2.1 x 19.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 55,850 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By firelizard@lineone.net on 1 Feb 2002
Format: Paperback
On my first morning in the USA I sat on a balcony in New Orleans dazed, jet lagged, drinking the PG Tips tea I'd brought with me, feeling lost.
I could see trees in bloom, gorgeous fluffy salmon-pink flowers against bright green leaves. Black birds with ridiculously long tails strutted on the parking lot below. Palms of all kinds and shapes flourished in the flowerbeds and roadsides. Ghostly white birds sat hunched at the roadside ditches; fork-tailed pale birds hovered like water-kestrels over park lakes; huge butterflies like airborne sweet-wrappers in a gale wafted past my face: "Did I really see that?"
Oh yes, I was lost. I wanted to know what all these wonderful new things were, caught up in the sun, the sounds of zydeco music, and the scent of boudin and gumbo.
My hosts, internet friends, had a few bird books that were useful, if awkward to navigate, and of course just.. birds. Sensing my childlike wonder in the New World, they ferried me to a large bookshop where I quickly found the awesome range of Audubon Field Guides.
Impressed? Oh you bet. The UK has nothing to compare with them. Okay so I came out with the Florida Field Guide [the New Orleans area has much the same flora & fauna, and we were headed to Florida in a few days] but from that moment, (probably to the perplexity of my hosts), my nose was buried in a cornucopia of crystal-clear colour photographs, accurate and concise descriptions and fascinating deviations into weather, the night sky, and the Florida natural parks. Heaven!
The National Audubon Field Guide to Florida was like an open sesame to everything I saw in the rest of my trip.
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An excellent book for the un-initiated or returning traveller wishing to plan or find out about places and things to see whilst staying in florida.
The book features contact addresses and numbers particularly helpful when visiting far away or off the trail places. The traveller beware Florida is still wild off the highway and I'm not just talking about the critters!
It includes Geological and Metrological facts, Astrological maps, parks and places to visit (Wildlife, theme etc - indexed by region with colour pictures) Sea critters, Insects, Snakes and spiders.
All together a brilliant pictorial guide to what you may see or visit whilst in Florida.
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If you are visiting Florida as an ecotourist and dont want to cart a large number of expensive identification guides to the many classes of fauna and flora with you, this could be the book for you. It will tell you which wild flower or reptile, for example, you are most likely to have seen, rather than give you an exhaustive guide to all possibilities. It also has some good information on topics like the habitats of Florida. The print quality is excellent, which given the small size of the text and cramped layout, is very necessary. I am not sure I needed information on the night sky in Florida either. But for the general naturalist this is better value for money than the Traveller's Wildlife Guide to Florida by Sunquist et al.
If you specialise, for example, in herpetology, or ornithology, then, by itself, this book will be a complete waste of money. But in short: if you are, say, a birdwatcher, take a quality bird guide with you, plus this book.
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45 of 48 people found the following review helpful
Good for what it is. 19 May 2003
By H. Gale - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
This was one of the first reference books I picked up when I moved to Florida from up North, and it's been a valuable resource for identifying common flora and fauna in an unfamiliar region. Now that I AM familiar with the area, however, this guide isn't nearly as useful. Several times in the past month I have seen unfamiliar animals and insects (in my new affection for walking), and they haven't been included here.
The book includes the life that is COMMON to Florida, but if you have a desire to identify less common animals and plants, it's probably better to stick with the specialised field guides. Audubon usually does a better job than this, and make a few other books that are well put together and more inclusive than this one.
25 of 25 people found the following review helpful
Mile wide and inch deep 28 July 2005
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This is the BEST nature guide I have found for Florida, but unfortunately that is not saying much. I have been spoiled by the wealth of naturalist and natural history books available for all different parts of the west, books which not only tell you how to ID a species, but which also give you enough information to feel like you know it afterwards.

I take young people on wilderness trips for a living, and enjoy sharing with them my love of nature. I especially enjoy introducing them to members of the natural community, neighbors they have had all their lives but probably have never taken time to become aquainted with. I grew up in the southeast, before heading west in search of adventure. Now I am back, working with at-risk and adjudicated youth, taking them on canoe paddles in old cypress swamps and along inter-coastal waterways. I normally find a variety of great books to take on trips for my kids to consult when they spot something new. But here in my old stomping grounds, this is the best I could come up with.

The National Audubon guides are great for covering a wide range of information, from weather to constellations to identifying plants and animals. But they won't tell you much of anything about those plants and animals. I know there are naturalists and writers in the south who can do better. Would love to find them (in print) someday soon.
23 of 24 people found the following review helpful
Great book about stuff you will find in Florida! 26 Oct 1999
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
This book is helpful because it contains descriptions of plants and animals, all of which you can find somewhere in Florida. This makes it easier to find out what you are looking at. It would be nice if it were divided by characteristics, at least more than how it is. I still like it a lot. Points out subtle differences among very similar plants and animals.
11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
Good general book 25 July 2005
By Amazon Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
Provides good overview of flora/fauna of Florida. Includes snakes, fish, insects, birds, trees, flowers, and bushes (as well as others, I'm sure). If you want a comprehensive guide to a particular type of plant or animal, you are better off getting a specific book (ie. if you want to know about ALL birds in Florida, get a bird book for the region). Very good for a general guide, good car or bag reference. Used this book in a Flora & Fauna of Florida college class (required book).
9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
Excellent Book 23 Aug 2004
By Woofboy - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
I must admit that I would never buy a book like this on my own. Most of the time I find books like this to be a waste of money. I recieved this book as a gift, and I was awed at what a great reference book this was. I have been living in Florida for 14 years, and have seen plenty of wildlife. Now thanks to this book, I could tell you what the wildlife that I see is. The book has great color picture of all kinds of plants and animals, star charts, information on weather, Florida's environmental history, and a section on State and National parks. The state and national park section of the book was my only complaint though. It left out many of the parks that I find to be better than some of the ones that were listed. But other than that, the book is almost perfect!
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