Ten Thousand Islands

Ten Thousand Islands
  • Author : Randy Wayne White
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 320
  • Relase : 2001-06-01
  • ISBN : 9781101640104

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…

Ten Thousand Islands

Ten Thousand Islands
  • Author : Randy Wayne White
  • Publisher : Wheeler Publishing, Incorporated
  • Pages : 331
  • Relase : 2001
  • ISBN : 1587241102

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.

Shadow Country

Shadow Country
  • Author : Peter Matthiessen
  • Publisher : Modern Library
  • Pages : 912
  • Relase : 2008-08-19
  • ISBN : 9781588368249

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

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
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Pages : 270
  • Relase : 2022-08-29
  • ISBN : 9781000644982

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
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 5
  • Relase : 1920
  • ISBN : UOM:39015068658841

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The Romance of the Ten Thousand Islands

The Romance of the Ten Thousand Islands
  • Author : Albert Edwin Philips
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 307
  • Relase : 1909
  • ISBN : OSU:32435018287177

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Cruising Guide to Western Florida

Cruising Guide to Western Florida
  • Author : Claiborne Sellars Young
  • Publisher : Pelican Publishing
  • Pages : 502
  • Relase : 2000
  • ISBN : 1455603198

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Totch

Totch
  • Author : Loren G. Brown
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 269
  • Relase : 1993
  • ISBN : 0813012287

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
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 320
  • Relase : 2020-02-18
  • ISBN : 9780593097908

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.

Killing Mister Watson

Killing Mister Watson
  • Author : Peter Matthiessen
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Pages : 384
  • Relase : 2012-08-22
  • ISBN : 9780307819666

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.

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
  • Publisher : Countryman Press
  • Pages : 192
  • Relase : 2004-01-27
  • ISBN : 0881505641

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.

Big Cypress Swamp and the Ten Thousand Islands

Big Cypress Swamp and the Ten Thousand Islands
  • Author : Jeff Ripple
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 137
  • Relase : 1992
  • ISBN : UOM:39015029886200

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.

Lost Man's River

Lost Man's River
  • Author : Peter Matthiessen
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Pages : 560
  • Relase : 2012-08-22
  • ISBN : 9780307819659

Lost Man's River Book Review:

When his novel Killing Mister Watson was published in 1990, the reviews were extraordinary. It was heralded as "a marvel of invention . . . a virtuoso performance" (The New York Times Book Review) and a "novel [that] stands with the best that our nation has produced as literature" (Los Angeles Times Book Review). Now Peter Matthiessen brings us the second novel in his Watson trilogy, a project that has been nearly twenty years in the writing. A story of epic scope and ambition, Lost Man's River confronts the primal relationship between a dangerous father and his desperate sons and the ways in which his death has shaped their lives. Lucius Watson is obsessed with learning the truth about his father. Who was E. J. Watson? Was he a devoted family man, an inspired farmer, a man of progress and vision? Or was he a cold-blooded murderer and amoral opportunist? Were his neighbors driven to kill him out of fear? Or was it envy? And if Watson was a killer, should the neighbors fear the obsessed Lucius when he returns to live among them and ask questions? The characters in this tale are men and women molded by the harsh elements of the Florida Everglades--an isolated breed, descendants of renegades and pioneers, who have only their grit, instinct, and tradition to wield against the obliterating forces of twentieth-century progress: Speck Daniels, moonshiner and alligator poacher turned gunrunner; Sally Brown, who struggles to escape the racism and shame of her local family; R. B. Collins, known as Chicken, crippled by drink and rage, who is the custodian of Watson secrets; Watson Dyer, the unacknowledged namesake with designs on the remote Watson homestead hidden in the wild rivers; and Henry Short, a black man and unwilling member of the group of armed island men who awaited E. J. Watson in the silent twilight. Only a storyteller of Peter Matthiessen's dazzling artistry could capture the beauty and strangeness of life on this lawless frontier while probing deeply into its underlying tragedy: the brutal destruction of the land in the name of progress, and the racism that infects the heart of New World history.

Swamplandia!

Swamplandia!
  • Author : Karen Russell
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Pages : 336
  • Relase : 2011-02-01
  • ISBN : 9780307595447

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.

The Ghost People of The Everglades

The Ghost People of The Everglades
  • Author : Barbara Tyner Hall
  • Publisher : Page Publishing Inc
  • Pages : 176
  • Relase : 2020-07-01
  • ISBN : 9781647016982

The Ghost People of The Everglades Book Review:

The last frontier is no more. Commercial fishing has been banned in Everglades National Park, and the locals were forced to find other means of work, but no one expected drug-smuggling to become big business in a small sleepy fishing village with less than one thousand people in population called Everglades City, Florida, and an island called Chokoloskee. The intertwined and dense mangrove system of the Ten Thousand Islands that surrounded the area and with remote locations provided a perfect environment for smugglers to bring and hide their drugs until they could deliver them for big profits. The Daniels family knew the backcountry of the Everglades and the complicated waterways of the area and knew how to travel through the shallow and treacherous waters and go through other passages unknown to anybody else. The Daniels family were sought after and hired to bring in large loads of drugs from South and Central America, as well as a few other countries. This family was born in the area and knew it like the backs of their hands. The Daniels crew was dubbed the “Saltwater Cowboys” because of their daring and reckless style and the “Ghost People of the Everglades” because they could disappear at a blink of an eye. Their wild and daring stunts happened on the high seas as well as in the complicated waterways of the Ten Thousand Islands. These boys could turn into a cluster of mangroves and disappear into another waterway just behind it. This adventurous family that turned outlaw became the largest importer of drugs into the United States that ran throughout our country. This area was world-renowned to some of the largest cartels or drug-smuggling rings around today and now call Everglades National Park their home.

True Tales of the Everglades

True Tales of the Everglades
  • Author : Stuart B. McIver
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 64
  • Relase : 1989
  • ISBN : 0961323639

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Ten Thousand Crossroads

Ten Thousand Crossroads
  • Author : Balfour Mount
  • Publisher : McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
  • Pages :
  • Relase : 2020-10-15
  • ISBN : 9780228004912

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.

Moundville Revisited

Moundville Revisited
  • Author : Clarence Bloomfield Moore
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 476
  • Relase : 1907
  • ISBN : HARVARD:32044014376131

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Ten Thousand Roses

Ten Thousand Roses
  • Author : Judy Rebick
  • Publisher : Penguin Canada
  • Pages : 296
  • Relase : 2005-02-22
  • ISBN : 9780143181743

Ten Thousand Roses Book Review:

Ten Thousand Roses is a rich tapestry of stories told by over a hundred feminists from across Canada who organized, discussed, protested and struggled for change. Legalized abortion, resistance to male violence, pay equity and employment equity, legal equality through the Charter, pornography, anti-racism, action against poverty, rights for Aboriginal women and child care: these are the issues that rallied Canadian women to activism from the 1960s through the 1990s, the second wave of feminism. Judy Rebick, feminist activist, weaves together an insightful and stirring oral history full of four decades of struggle, defeat and triumph. The book also offers honest and insightful discussions of the differences that simultaneously divided and strengthened the women's movement in its efforts to remake a male-dominated culture. These stories define the Canadian women's movement as one of the most successful on the planet and open a treasure chest of knowledge for anyone wanting to make a better world.

The Thousand Islands:

The Thousand Islands:
  • Author : Fritz Hager,Judy Keeler
  • Publisher :
  • Pages :
  • Relase : 2020-06-23
  • ISBN : 1792342950

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