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by James Lazell

Category: Science and Mathematics
Subcategory: Other
Author: James Lazell
ISBN: 093328098X
ISBN13: 978-0933280984
Language: English
Publisher: Island Press; 1 edition (July 1, 1989)
Pages: 254
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A monumental and extraordinarily beautiful guide to Earth's wildlife and natural wonders - its rocks, minerals, animals, plants, fungi, and microorganisms - this book was 5 years in the making. Covering more than 5,000 species, it is one-of-a-kind; the only book to offer a complete visual survey of Earth's natural history. Packed with thousands of stunning, specially commissioned photographs, The Natural History Book was written by a worldwide team of natural history experts.

James Lazell, President of The Conservation Agency, is author of Wildlife of the Florida Keys: A Natural History (1989) and This Broken Archipelago: Cape Cod and the Islands, Amphibians and Reptiles (1976).

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A field trip without packing lunch identifying the habitats, behaviors, and life histories of most of the species indigenous to the Keys: mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, as well as butterflies, land snails, and insects. Special attention is given to rare and endangered species. As a park biologist and frequent speaker on natural history of the Florida Keys, I always refer to this invaluable reference to improve my lectures and guided walks. Since finding this book in 1990, I have only found coverage of one "Florida Keys specialty" missing (the Short-tailed Hawk).

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Top Nature & Wildlife Areas in Florida Keys, F. It's amazing to wander or sit on one of the benches within the butterfly sanctuary gardens with gorgeous butterflies flitting by, engaging in mating rituals and dances, and feasting on flowers.

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Dr. James Draper Lazell, Jr., aka 'Skip', is a field biologist, ecologist, herpetologist, mammologist, island biogeographer and explorer. His work on this book was made possible through a grant from The Conservation Agency.

Comments to eBook Wildlife of the Florida Keys: A Natural History
Kale
This is a good book, with interesting writing. But since I could not get a good description of it, I thought perhaps it would finally be the only book ever made that can actually be used as a guidebook to the Keys wildlife. Nope, there still is no one book that can adequately serve as such. This book is a science text, which gets very technical frequently. It's still interestingly written as such. But it does not include exhaustive lists of any of the types of wildlife found in the Keys, much less pictures of each. It talks in general about each category, and then delves with some detail into a select few species that are found in the Keys and nowhere else. The bird chapter is the only one that includes a full listing of birds one can find at the beginning (both common and Keys-specific), but no description or pictures of any of them. The descriptions of each Keys-specific species are interesting, but contain few pictures (and those are black and white). So if you want to explore the natural world of the Florida Keys, you can use this book to learn about it before you go, and then you still have to carry at least 5 guidebooks with you to try to identify all of the flora and fauna you might come across. As noted by the other reviewer, the book is also outdated, since it was published about 20 years ago and the Keys environment and what is endangered, as well as what the laws are regarding how you deal with each species, are constantly changing.

I'm glad it was written in the first place though. Some pretty funny anecdotes, especially about "sightings" of the Florida panther in the Keys, which all have proved to be housecats - except for a few that were dogs (the author seems disgusted that some people can't even tell a dog from a cat). Good description of how the Keys ecology evolved to be what it is. This book is also a fascinating account of evolution for those in this country who might be having trouble with the concept - you can easily understand it when you see how animals have rapidly changed living on isolated islands to adapt to their environment. These animals are clearly the same animal as on the mainland, but they are different in skeletal structure and habit - enough for many to count as a new subspecies - and the evolution of their changing bones can be traced over a much shorter period than most animals. Really fascinating, and I hope more people will go into the field of Keys wildlife - and particularly mammal, because it is almost non-existent - research.There are a lot of unique animals in the Florida Keys that have never been documented, much less named.
Llathidan
This is really the only comprehensive description of the Keys wildlife. Written by a scientist but in an easy to understand narrative style, its only flaws are that it out of print and getting a bit dated (some animals' abundance or protected status have changed). As a park biologist and frequent speaker on natural history of the Florida Keys, I always refer to this invaluable reference to improve my lectures and guided walks. Since finding this book in 1990, I have only found coverage of one "Florida Keys specialty" missing (the Short-tailed Hawk). Essentially, if you've come to the Keys (or plan to) to see wildlife, reading this book will provide accurate information that would otherwise take years of field experience in the Keys to gain. If you live in the Keys, you will find no better introduction to your wild neighbors, on where and how they live, and no better explanation of their plight in the face of encroaching development. Publishers take note - this book really needs to be revised and re-issued.
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