Urban Ecology for Citizens and Planners

“We are now well into this first urban century and the importance of understanding the ecology of cities is ever more apparent. Hansen and Macedo provide a timely, valuable guide for citizens and planners to apply ecological knowledge in the shaping of our cities. Such wisdom is essential for our health and wellbeing as well … Continue reading Urban Ecology for Citizens and Planners

Imperiled Reef

“[An] impassioned study. . . . There is much to savor in Sheehy’s paean to a unique ecosystem.”—Publishers Weekly“Takes us on a fascinating journey through the unfolding crisis on the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef, and by extension the world’s oceans and climate. Sheehy possesses a deep knowledge of reef biodiversity and the ability to clearly convey … Continue reading Imperiled Reef

The Ecology of the Trees, Shrubs, and Woody Vines of Northern Florida

“An excellent account of the ecology of the trees, shrubs, and woody vines of northern Florida. The information is based on a lifetime of experience studying Florida’s woody plants and will be useful to foresters, biologists, students of the natural sciences, and anyone interested in the biota of the region.”—Walter Judd, author of Plant Systematics: A … Continue reading The Ecology of the Trees, Shrubs, and Woody Vines of Northern Florida

The Florida Manatee, Second Edition

Praise for the first edition:   “The conception of the simple sea cow is being turned on its head by the recent work of Roger L. Reep. . . . Where earlier scientists saw in the manatee’s brain the evidence of deficient intelligence, Dr. Reep sees evolution’s shaping of an animal perfectly adapted to its environment.”—New York … Continue reading The Florida Manatee, Second Edition

Author-Editor Chat: Mark Jerome Walters and Stephanye Hunter

In Florida Scrub-Jay: Field Notes on a Vanishing Bird, Mark Jerome Walters—a journalist and veterinarian—travels the state to report on the natural history and current predicament of Florida’s flagship bird. Released this spring, Florida Scrub-Jay is a thoughtful reflection on the ethical and emotional weight of protecting a species in an age of catastrophe.  Stephanye Hunter, the … Continue reading Author-Editor Chat: Mark Jerome Walters and Stephanye Hunter

The Art of Birds

Captivating views of birdlife “The Art of Birds matches deeply evocative photographs to the best observations of Florida birdlife from past centuries. The book left me with a fresh desire to explore our parks and public lands anew, to feel how wild birds make the place.”—Eric Draper, director, Florida State Parks “Stunning; brilliant! The Art of Birds is … Continue reading The Art of Birds

The Palmetto Book

The natural and cultural history of an iconic plant   “To be in palmetto hammocks, coastal marshes, swamp forests, wet prairies, or revegetating cane breaks with Jono Miller is to walk into a world of wonder. His exuberance, intelligence, humor, and wisdom are as wild and awesome as the cabbage palm itself. If palmettos could talk, they … Continue reading The Palmetto Book

Florida Scrub-Jay

A portrait of a species on the brink “I loved this book. It’s the extraordinary story of an extraordinary bird. Walters has written a powerful and poignant ode to the jay itself and the scrub it depends on—a subtle but beguiling habitat that’s vanishing rapidly, stolen by development, mining, and citrus groves—and also to the remarkable … Continue reading Florida Scrub-Jay

The Gulf South

“An absolutely necessary anthology about the relationship between people and the world around them in this blessed and haunted region.”—From the foreword by Bill McKibben, author of The End of Nature and Falter: Has the Human Game Begun to Play Itself Out?   “From lyrical descriptions of ecosystems still largely whole to disturbing accounts of political and … Continue reading The Gulf South

The Wilder Heart of Florida

Launch Event: March 2, 6:30 p.m. Join Jack E. Davis and Leslie K. Poole, editors of The Wilder Heart of Florida, along with contributing writers Gianna Russo and Mark Walters, for a virtual launch event hosted by Tombolo Books. To register, click here. Fall under the spell of Florida’s natural environment “The essays and poetry in The … Continue reading The Wilder Heart of Florida