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Florida Icons: 50 Classic Views of the Sunshine State (Icons)

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What image comes to mind when you think of Florida? Sunshine? Palms? Beaches? Oranges? Disney World? There are those things and so much more to be seen and enjoyed in the state that Juan Ponce de León named “La Florida.” Florida Icons illustrates the quintessential symbols that make Florida so fascinating and unique.

Profiled here are fifty classic symbols of this extraordinary state, revealing little-known facts, longtime secrets, and historical legends. From hurricanes to Apalachicola oysters and from the Florida scrub-jay to the Greek spongers of Tarpon Springs, heres the inside story about the very things that give this state its character.

Did you know that Lake Okeechobee—the second-largest freshwater lake within the contiguous United States—holds one trillion gallons of water? Or that Florida may be Americas only state where its citizens eat the official state tree—the ubiquitous and stately cabbage palm? Or that after the girl of his dreams dumped him in Latvia, Ed Leedskalnin emigrated to North America and sculpted more than a thousand tons of limestone into what is today called Coral Castle, near Homestead—and that this was the set for the 1961 tacky (and racy) movie Nude on the Moon? For Floridians and newcomers alike, Florida Icons will be a treasured keepsake of the Sunshine State.

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From the Ghost Orchid to Key Lime Pie and the Everglades to DisneyWorld, residents and visitors alike will find much to ponder and enjoy within these pages, for Florida Icons is made up of 50 chapters filled with thousands of facts and more than a hundred full-color photographs of “iconic” people, places, events, foods, animals, traditions, and more from all points of the compass in the Sunshine State.

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The Best of FLORIDA
 
What makes Florida, Florida? With this entertaining collection of photos, anecdotes, and little-known facts, find out the story behind fifty of the Sunshine States best-known and beloved icons:
 
The Coconut Palm

Everglades national park

key lime pie

american alligator

Walt Disney World

Florida Citrus

Cape Canaveral

Pink Plastic Lawn Flamingos

And much more!

 
Native Floridians and first-time visitors alike will cherish this timeless celebration of Floridas incomparable spirit.

Synopsis:

ICONS

Beautifully illustrated, timeless celebrations of the spirit of place

 

What makes Florida, Florida? Glacier National Park, Glacier National Park? Through beautiful color photographs and short, evocative essays, learn the stories behind fifty of the best-known and beloved iconic places, foods, inventions, buildings, and traditions that reflect the personality of these special places.=

About the Author

Roger L. Hammer is the former senior interpretive naturalist for the Miami-Dade Parks Department (now retired), director of Castellow Hammock Nature Center, a member of the board of directors of the Tropical Audubon Society, and an active volunteer, class instructor, and field-trip leader for Fairchild Tropical Garden in Miami.  He is also the author of Everglades Wildflowers, Florida Keys Wildflowers, and A FalconGuide® to Everglades National Park and the Surrounding Area.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780762771554
Author:
Hammer, Roger L.
Publisher:
Globe Pequot Press
Subject:
Travel
Subject:
Photography-Anthologies and History
Subject:
United States - General
Subject:
Americana-Florida
Copyright:
Edition Description:
First
Series:
Icons
Publication Date:
20111131
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
100-150 color photos
Pages:
112
Dimensions:
7 x 7 in

Related Subjects

Arts and Entertainment » Photography » Anthologies and History
Arts and Entertainment » Photography » General
History and Social Science » US History » General
Travel » North America » United States » Southern States

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Product details 112 pages Globe Pequot Press - English 9780762771554 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by ,
From the Ghost Orchid to Key Lime Pie and the Everglades to DisneyWorld, residents and visitors alike will find much to ponder and enjoy within these pages, for Florida Icons is made up of 50 chapters filled with thousands of facts and more than a hundred full-color photographs of “iconic” people, places, events, foods, animals, traditions, and more from all points of the compass in the Sunshine State.
"Synopsis" by ,
The Best of FLORIDA
 
What makes Florida, Florida? With this entertaining collection of photos, anecdotes, and little-known facts, find out the story behind fifty of the Sunshine States best-known and beloved icons:
 
The Coconut Palm

Everglades national park

key lime pie

american alligator

Walt Disney World

Florida Citrus

Cape Canaveral

Pink Plastic Lawn Flamingos

And much more!

 
Native Floridians and first-time visitors alike will cherish this timeless celebration of Floridas incomparable spirit.

"Synopsis" by ,

ICONS

Beautifully illustrated, timeless celebrations of the spirit of place

 

What makes Florida, Florida? Glacier National Park, Glacier National Park? Through beautiful color photographs and short, evocative essays, learn the stories behind fifty of the best-known and beloved iconic places, foods, inventions, buildings, and traditions that reflect the personality of these special places.=

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