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ONCE UPON A TIME IN THE FLORIDA KEYS

By Gene Thornton
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Isbn : 1493172735
  • Pages : 176
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 364
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The author grew up in South Eastern PA, graduated from high school in 1950 and after several part times jobs he completed a course at Temple U. He found a job with one of this country's first foreign car dealerships in Exton PA. Later married and self employed for ten years now with three children. Both the author and his wife were tired of the cold winters, sold their business and moved to the Florida Keys. The Keys then being very laid back, sparsely populated and warm all year around was deeply appreciated. After buying a restaurant, bar with a marina in Key Largo the author got to meet all sorts of people, people of the nature he had never experienced. Actually even at the age of 37, I would feel safe in saying I grew up in the Keys, just in a manner of speaking. There were all sorts of experiences here, many unexpected. None really harmful but amusing and many times hilarious. It just was the character and nature of the residents and those passing through. The author having actually participated or witnessed some of these events, events that would likely never happen on the mainland. Life in the Keys was anything but dull, and it sure was different. Sometimes more like an adventure.

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Florida Lighthouse Trail

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  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Texas A&M University Press
  • Isbn : 1603442693
  • Pages : 1312
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  • File Pdf: gulf-of-mexico-origin-waters-and-biota.pdf

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  • File Pdf: a-history-lover-s-guide-to-florida.pdf

Book Summary:

Explorers and pirates, hurricanes and shipwrecks, movie stars and presidents—a journey through Florida’s history and a guide to the places it happened. More than any other state (except Nevada), Florida is a state of transplants—where a quarter of the population comes from outside the US, and a third comes from other states. Thanks to its famous beaches and tourist attractions, it’s often thought of as more a destination than a home...even for those who live there. In spite of this—or perhaps because of it—the Sunshine State has one of the richest histories in the nation. Decades before the Pilgrims, the Spanish celebrated Thanksgiving in Florida. Centuries before the first St. Patrick’s Day Parade in New York, the holiday was celebrated in St. Augustine, where urban renewal was underway when Jamestown settlers arrived. In this lively guide, James Clark offers a lifetime of places to explore and facts to fascinate, tracing the state’s long and colorful history from Pensacola to the Florida Keys. You’ll find photos, illustrations, and detailed lists of 10 forts, 10 wars, 5 flags that flew over Florida, 40 historic landmarks, 50 museums, and much more.

Once Upon A House

By Bobbe Tatreau
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Isbn : 9781450222983
  • Pages : 252
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 226
  • File Pdf: once-upon-a-house.pdf

Book Summary:

When Dani Springer's teenage son decides to move to the East Coast to live with his father, she pulls up stakes and heads for the Berkshires to open a Bed and Breakfast, and wait for him to come to his senses. She finds the perfect New England Colonial with a magnificent English-style cottage garden. The only catch is that the house comes with the eighty-three year old owner, who will only sell the house if she can continue living in the guesthouse, rent free. At first, the arrangement seems simple enough, but nothing about the relationship between Dani and Clarissa Hamilton is simple because, long ago, the house became the most important part of Clarissa's life. Now that it is being turned into a business, she is not amused and finds ways to sabotage Dani's efforts to get The Maples up and running. The battle between the women is sometimes funny, sometimes painful. The wild card in the mix is Evan Murray, the landscape architect who is reworking the cottage garden. The threads of Clarissa's, Evan's, and Dani's lives become entangled as Evan and Clarissa come to terms with a past they didn't know they shared.

Shoestring

By Jon C. Hall,Barbara D. Hall
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : AuthorHouse
  • Isbn : 9781468506549
  • Pages : 240
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 190
  • File Pdf: shoestring.pdf

Book Summary:

Steve Andrews had it made, a successful law practice in Miami, a young, beautiful wife and a sailboat to enjoy his leisure time. Then one day he woke up to find his world turned upside down. His law practice was failing and he was informed his wife was not legally his wife. To make matters worse, his wife had emptied all of his escrow and trust accounts, turned the money over to her real husband who had exchanged the funds for gold, and the authorities wanted to talk with him. In a desperate attempt to recover some money, Steve contracted to sell his sailboat to a buyer in Key West. The adventure begins when Steve decides to deliver the boat to Key West by sailing down the Intercoastal Waterway, passing through the protected area known as the backcountry on the Gulf side of the Florida Keys. Beginning his journey, Steve meets Shoestring, a common cormorant who stands as sentry on the bow of his sailboat. As he passes through natures country, Steve shares his desires and fears with Shoestring. Complicating his goal to reach Key West safely and transfer ownership of his cherished sailboat, he is informed that the missing gold is hidden on his sailboat and his wifes real husband is tracking him to recapture the missing gold.

Hiking South Florida and the Keys

By M. Timothy O'Keefe
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Isbn : 0762757973
  • Pages : 176
  • Category : Sports & Recreation
  • Reads : 520
  • File Pdf: hiking-south-florida-and-the-keys.pdf

Book Summary:

Hiking South Florida and the Keys features thirty-nine of the finest trails the region has to offer, from wet cypress swamps to dry pinewood forests. Four sections—Short Family Hikes, Day and Overnight Hikes, Long Haulers, and Walking the Florida Keys—comprise this user-friendly guide. M. Timothy O’Keefe shares his top hikes in twenty-three prime areas, including Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary, Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge, Jonathan Dickenson State Park, Everglades National Park, Big Cypress National Preserve, John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park, and National Key Deer Refuge. Each hike includes all the information you need to make the most of exploring South Florida and the Keys on foot. Look inside to find: • Hikes suited to every ability • Directions to the trailheads • Comprehensive trail descriptions, maps, and elevation profiles • Mile-by-mile directional cues • Difficulty ratings, average hiking times, best hiking seasons, and elevation gain/loss for every featured hike • Area-specific tips on safety, hiking ethics, plants and animals, preserving the environment, and more

Affluence, Mobility and Second Home Ownership

By Chris Paris
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Isbn : 113693474X
  • Pages : 224
  • Category : Social Science
  • Reads : 339
  • File Pdf: affluence-mobility-and-second-home-ownership.pdf

Book Summary:

Despite the current recession, the frequency of second home ownership is still surprisingly high throughout the western world. While the UK and Ireland previously had lower occurrences of multiple dwellings compared to the rest of Europe, they are quickly catching up with a current surge in the ownership of second homes. The recent MP expenses scandal in the UK has also drawn attention to the prevalence of second homes (or more) within the middle classes, and the fact that the concept is becoming increasingly popular. Chris Paris uses this text to address the reasons behind why second homes are becoming more popular, both within the usual domicile of the individuals, and in international locations. The socioeconomic factors and historical contexts of homes in cultures across the world are fundamental to explaining the choices in transnational home ownership, and Paris’ case studies and comparisons between additional homes in Europe, Australia, America and Asia expand upon the motivation for people to own a second home. Affluence, Mobility and Second Home Ownership draws together debates on gentrification, globalisation, consumerism, environmental factors and investment to provide a balanced look at the pros, and cons, of second home ownership, and what implications it has for the future. An ideal text for students studying geography, urbanism and planning, this book is also of interest to individuals interested in the changing ways in which we make choices on our places of residence.

Key Largo & the Upper Florida Keys

By Bruce Morris
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Hunter Publishing, Inc
  • Isbn : 1588438252
  • Pages : 312
  • Category : Travel
  • Reads : 916
  • File Pdf: key-largo-the-upper-florida-keys.pdf

Book Summary:

The introduction to this guide contains general information about the history, land, climate, flora, and fauna. This introductory chapter also includes an outline of the range of activities available in the Florida Keys and the Everglades National Park. The next chapter, Travel Information takes a deeper look at the ins and outs of traveling to this area. This section not only includes important information about costs, transportation, and getting to Florida but also includes helpful tips about the best time of the year to visit the area and what to wear and do on and off-season. The rest of the book focuses on Key Largo and the Upper Keys. It includes sections called At a Glance; Getting Here & Getting Around; Area History & Highlights; Sightseeing; Adventures; Where to Stay; Where to Eat; and Nightlife. These sections cover all of the basic what to do and how to do it. Likewise, several maps accompany each section, clearly marked with the various facilities described. However, there are also a few unique aspects within these sections and within this book in general. For instance, all the information is based upon the authors' real life experiences, no internet or third-hand research is included. This allows the author to explain the various topics in a much smoother, conversational style given the reader a feeling of insider knowledge. This aspect also allow the author to rate lodgings (naming some as author's picks), give guidelines on the costs of meals (using a dollar sign rating system), and make recommendations on what areas to visit and activities to do depending upon your vacation time. Another unique aspect to this guide is that it focuses on active things to do. This book does describe sightseeing potentials but also looks at fishing, diving, and snorkeling opportunities; formal and informal nature and eco-tours; and describes variety of cultural events and other activities. Many of these activities are low cost or no cost anytime opportunities that can be enjoyed by walking. These unique aspects make the information in this book more accessible to those who like being active when they travel and those who would rather go fishing or birding than shopping or visiting the local museums. -- Tami Brady. The newly updated edition of Bruce Morris' Adventure Guide Florida Keys & Everglades National Park is out, and any destination-bound Everglades traveler would do well to obtain a copy. From places to stay and snorkeling experiences to eco tours and cultural adventures, the latest updated information is imparted in a spirited set of outdoor adventure tips. A 'must' for any serious about Florida. -- Midwest Book Review

Drugging America

By Rodney Stich
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Silverpeak Enterprises
  • Isbn : 0932438350
  • Pages :
  • Category :
  • Reads : 249
  • File Pdf: drugging-america.pdf

Book Summary:

Former government agents, former drug smugglers, detail and document drug smuggling activities, including the role of CIA operatives and others.

The Endangered Species Act

By J. Peyton Doub
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Isbn : 1000219046
  • Pages : 282
  • Category : Law
  • Reads : 434
  • File Pdf: the-endangered-species-act.pdf

Book Summary:

The complex regulations of the Endangered Species Act can be challenging for environmental professionals who must comply with them or assist clients in compliance. This volume discusses the Act using clear scientific prose that all professionals can readily comprehend. It explores the history and the basic scientific theory underlying the Act. It provides an overview of its key provisions and examines the Act in the context of other key environmental planning statutes. The book also details the regulatory processes faced by other government agencies and private developers who must routinely ensure that their actions are in compliance.

Interpreting Maritime History at Museums and Historic Sites

By Joel Stone
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Isbn : 1442279095
  • Pages : 176
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Reads : 181
  • File Pdf: interpreting-maritime-history-at-museums-and-historic-sites.pdf

Book Summary:

Interpreting Maritime History at Museums and Historic Sites lays the groundwork for keeping this heritage alive in museums and historic sites. It provides the broadest spectrum of discussion and direction for those approaching new installations, projects and programming. Highlights of its wide-range include: •Historic vessels and shipbuilding •Freshwater maritime history, including a focus on regionalism •Maritime archaeology, including shipwrecks •Scientific history, including the environment •Recreational history, including rowing, fishing, racing, and cruising •Lighthouses and lifesaving stations