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Connie Toops shares her years of wilderness experiences in the Everglades, providing an in-depth look at nature and our relationship to this dramatic land and waterscape. The book guides visitors in a way no road map can; it answers questions about the beauty, wildlife, and human interaction with nature in this great national park. In this newly revised edition, Toops describes the devastation caused by Hurricane Andrew and the rapid recovery of the ecosystem. In a new Epilogue, she discusses in detail the grave threats of mercury poisoning and the mushrooming human population, along with efforts to head off these ominous problems. Also new are names and addresses of national and state parks and preserves within the greater Everglades ecosystem. In addition, Toops provides a second reference section on organisations involved in Everglades issues, as well as an index, new photographs, and a new detailed map showing the natural areas of South Florida.
This book contains inspiring true tales of seafaring on the largest expanse of fresh water in the world. In his small sailboat and a cruising catamaran, the author retraces voyages of lost ships, early explorers and heroic sea captains. The rich narrative tells of sailing adventures and mysteries of Lake Superior.