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Conserving Southern Longleaf: Herbert Stoddard and the Rise of Ecological Land Management.
Publication Date: 2011-11-01
The Red Hills region of south Georgia and north Florida contains one of the most biologically diverse ecosystems in North America, with longleaf pine trees that are up to four hundred years old and an understory of unparalleled plant life. At first glance, the longleaf woodlands at plantations like Greenwood, outside Thomasville, Georgia, seem undisturbed by market economics and human activity, but Albert G. Way contends that this environment was socially produced and that its story adds nuance to the broader narrative of American conservation. The Red Hills woodlands were thought of primarily as a healthful refuge for northern industrialists in the early twentieth century. When notable wildlife biologist Herbert Stoddard arrived in 1924, he began to recognize the area’s ecological value. Stoddard was with the federal government, but he drew on local knowledge to craft his land management practices, to the point where a distinctly southern, agrarian form of ecological conservation emerged. This set of practices was in many respects progressive, particularly in its approach to fire management and species diversity, and much of it remains in effect today. Using Stoddard as a window into this unique conservation landscape, Conserving Southern Longleaf positions the Red Hills as a valuable center for research into and understanding of wildlife biology, fire ecology, and the environmental appreciation of a region once dubbed simply the “pine barrens.”
Fields of Resistance The Struggle of Florida's Farmworkers for Justice
Publication Date: 2011-03-29
Migrant farm workers in the United States are routinely forced to live and work in unsafe, often desperate, conditions. Yet in one Florida town, farm workers organized themselves into the Coalition of Immokalee Workers, and launched a nationwide boycott campaign that forced McDonalds, Burger King, and Taco Bell to recognize their demands for workers’ rights.
Florida Butterfly Gardening: A Complete Guide to Attracting, Identifying, and Enjoying Butterflies of the Lower South.
Publication Date: 1999-09-17
A reference for Florida gardeners who wish to attract butterflies to their gardens. It provides information on how to identify butterflies, and an understanding of their biology, behaviour, life cycle, and habitats. It also covers the adult, larval and pupal stages of more than 60 butterflies.
Raising Cane in the 'Glades: The Global Sugar Trade and the Transformation of Florida
Publication Date: 2008-08-01
Over the last century, the Everglades underwent a metaphorical and ecological transition from impenetrable swamp to endangered wetland. At the heart of this transformation lies the Florida sugar industry, which by the 1990s was at the center of the political storm over the multi-billion dollar ecological “restoration” of the Everglades. Raising Cane in the ’Glades is the first study to situate the environmental transformation of the Everglades within the economic and historical geography of global sugar production and trade. Using, among other sources, interviews, government and corporate documents, and recently declassified U.S. State Department memoranda, Gail M. Hollander demonstrates that the development of Florida’s sugar region was the outcome of pitched battles reaching the highest political offices in the U.S. and in countries around the world, especially Cuba—which emerges in her narrative as a model, a competitor, and the regional “other” to Florida’s “self.” Spanning the period from the age of empire to the era of globalization, the book shows how the “sugar question”—a label nineteenth-century economists coined for intense international debates on sugar production and trade—emerges repeatedly in new guises. Hollander uses the sugar question as a thread to stitch together past and present, local and global, in explaining Everglades transformation.
Review of the St. Johns River Water Supply Impact Study
Publication Date: 2009-10-08
The St. Johns River is the longest river in Florida, containing extensive freshwater wetlands, numerous large lakes, a wide estuarine channel, and a correspondingly diverse array of native flora and fauna. Water resource management in the river's watershed is the responsibility of the St. Johns River Water Management District (the District). The District must provide water for the region's 4.4 million residents as well as numerous industrial and agricultural users, all while protecting natural systems within the river basin. With population growth in the watershed expected to surpass 7.2 million in 2030, the District, through its water resources planning process, has begun to identify alternative sources of water beyond its traditional groundwater sources, including the potential withdrawal of 262 million gallons per day from the St. Johns River. To more comprehensively evaluate the environmental impacts of withdrawing this water from the river, the District embarked on a two-year Water Supply Impact Study (WSIS), and requested the involvement of the National Research Council. The present volume reviews the Phase I work of the WSIS and provides recommendations for improving Phase II.
Squeezed: What You Don't Know About Orange Juice
Publication Date: 2009-05-26
Close to three quarters of U.S. households buy orange juice. Its popularity crosses class, cultural, racial, and regional divides. Why do so many of us drink orange juice? How did it turn from a luxury into a staple in just a few years? More important, how is it that we don’t know the real reasons behind OJ’s popularity or understand the processes by which the juice is produced? In this enlightening book, Alissa Hamilton explores the hidden history of orange juice. She looks at the early forces that propelled orange juice to prominence, including a surplus of oranges that plagued Florida during most of the twentieth century and the army’s need to provide vitamin C to troops overseas during World War II. She tells the stories of the FDA’s decision in the early 1960s to standardize orange juice, and the juice equivalent of the cola wars that followed between Coca-Cola (which owns Minute Maid) and Pepsi (which owns Tropicana). Of particular interest to OJ drinkers will be the revelation that most orange juice comes from Brazil, not Florida, and that even “not from concentrate” orange juice is heated, stripped of flavor, stored for up to a year, and then reflavored before it is packaged and sold. The book concludes with a thought-provoking discussion of why consumers have the right to know how their food is produced.
Strategic Planning for the Florida Citrus Industry
Publication Date: 2010-05-15
Citrus greening, a disease that reduces yield, compromises the flavor, color, and size of citrus fruit and eventually kills the citrus tree, is now present in all 34 Floridian citrus-producing counties. Caused by an insect-spread bacterial infection, the disease reduced citrus production in 2008 by several percent and continues to spread, threatening the existence of Florida's $9.3 billion citrus industry. A successful citrus greening response will focus on earlier detection of diseased trees, so that these sources of new infections can be removed more quickly, and on new methods to control the insects that carry the bacteria. In the longerterm, technologies such as genomics could be used to develop new citrus strains that are resistant to both the bacteria and the insect.
Sweet Cane : The Architecture of the Sugar Works of East Florida
Publication Date: 2009-09-01
A look at the antebellum history and architecture of the little-known sugar industry of East Florida. a From the late eighteenth century to early 1836, the heart of the Florida sugar industry was concentrated in East Florida, between the St. Johns River and the Atlantic Ocean. Producing the sweetest sugar, molasses, and rum, at least 22 sugar plantations dotted the coastline by the 1830s. This industry brought prosperity to the regionOCoemploying farm hands, slaves, architects, stone masons, riverboats and their crews, shop keepers, and merchant traders. But by January 1836, Native American attacks of the Second Seminole War, intending to rid the Florida frontier of settlers, devastated the whole sugar industry. a Although sugar works again sprang up in other Florida regions just prior to the Civil War, the competition from Louisiana and the Caribbean blocked a resurgence of sugar production for the area. The sugar industry would never regain its importance in East FloridaOCoonly two of the original sugar works were ever rebuilt. Today, remains of this once thriving industry are visible in a few parks. Some are accessible but others lie hidden, slowly disintegrating and almost forgotten. Archaeological, historical, and architectural research in the last decade has returned these works to their once prominent place in FloridaOCOs history, revealing the beauty, efficiency of design, as well as early industrial engineering. Equally important is what can be learned of the lives of those associated with the sugar works and the early plantation days along the East Florida frontier.
Agriculture and Food - Children's Books
101 Amazing Facts about Cheese
Publication Date: 2014-01-02
Do you know which cheese is the most expensive in the world? Or why cheese made in the village of Stilton can no longer be called Stilton cheese? How large was the wheel of Cheddar given to Queen Victoria as a wedding present? And what was Napole...
Apple Trees and the Seasons
Publication Date: 2011-08-01
Emergent Readers Explore What Happens To An Apple Tree During Each Season.
Barnyard Babies Picture Book
Publication Date: 2012
Ducks on the Farm
Publication Date: 2010-08-01
These colorful books take you behind the scenes to learn what it takes to raise a farm animal. You will see what farmers feed them, where they sleep, and what products we get from each animal. These books are perfect for science reports or just simple, fun books to read. Book jacket.
Eye to Eye with Horses: American Quarter Horses (1)
Publication Date: 2013-01-01
This book discusses the history of American quarter horses, what they look like, and facts about owning one.
Food - 25 Amazing Projects
Publication Date: 2010-09-01
From the minute life begins, food makes you strong, helps you grow, and gives you energy. But do you take that ham sandwich for granted? You might not give a lot of thought to where your food comes from, how it got to you, what’s really in it, or what it does for you. Food: 25 Amazing Projects Investigate the History and Science of What We Eat gives kids some "food for thought” as they dive into exciting projects about the incredible world of food. Kids will have fun learning about all aspects of food in our daily lives--how vegetarians balance their diet, how some cultures rose and fell based on a single food source, the route from farm to market, how eating locally makes an impact, and much more.
Fun and Fruit
Publication Date: 2015-04-14
The first years of a child’s life are essential when it comes to developing healthy eating habits. As we all know, fruit is an essential part of their diet, but can it be fun too? Fun and Fruit is a truly delicious tale, full of bright colors to help parents and educators show children how to enjoy a type of food that’s full of energy and poetry. Lexile Level 1080L Guided Reading Level M
Honeybee: Life Cycles
Publication Date: 2003-08-01
Describes the physical characteristics, habitat, behavior, life cycle, diet, and reproduction of these industrious producers of honey.
How Do Plants Grow?
Publication Date: 2011-08-01
Emergent Readers Explore Basic Plant Parts And What Plants Need To Grow.
Publication Date: 2014-09-22
An educational resource to help children explore the issue of fair trade by allowing them to see through the eyes of the children of banana farmers in the Windward Islands. The author spent time with the farmers' families and she uses the real-life narratives of two young children going about their daily activities to show how bananas grow, how problems such as hurricanes can affect the crop, how they are picked and transported, and how they end up in our stores. The main story is illustrated with colorful collages made from painted textures and photographs from the Islands. Interspersed in the story are boxes with maps, facts, and photos giving more detail on the places and methods and challenges. Its ends with banana recipes and "bigger picture" descriptions, maps and photos of where bananas come from, and examples of social premium funded projects. With plenty of points for discussion, Juliana's Bananas will give girls and boys an insight into the lives of children like them in the Caribbean and how fair trade premiums help communities all over the world build better living conditions. Ruth Walton is skilled in many areas of book design, including illustration, layout, and typography. She produces educational books using a combination of letterpress, illustration, collage, and photography. Previous books include the Let's Find Out series.
Publication Date: 2014-12-16
Katie's Cabbage is the inspirational true story of how Katie Stagliano, a third grader from Summerville, South Carolina, grew a forty-pound cabbage in her backyard and donated it to help feed 275 people at a local soup kitchen. In her own words, Katie shares the story of the little cabbage seedling and the big ideas of generosity and service that motivated her to turn this experience into Katie's Krops, a national youth movement aimed at ending hunger one vegetable garden at a time. Katie's Cabbage reminds us of how small things can grow and thrive when nurtured with tender loving and care and of how one person, with the support of family, friends, and community, can help make a powerful difference in the lives of so many. Katie's Cabbage was illustrated by Karen Heid, associate professor of art education at the University of South Carolina School of Visual Art and Design. Editorial assistance was provided by Michelle H. Martin, a dedicated gardener and the Augusta Baker Chair in Childhood Literacy at the University of South Carolina School of Library and Information Science. Patricia Moore-Pastides, First Lady of the University of South Carolina and author of Greek Revival from the Garden: Growing and Cooking for Life, offers a foreword about her friendship with Katie and her admiration of Katie's dream to end hunger one garden at a time.
Kids' Container Gardening
Publication Date: 2010-04-01
With 18 projects gleaned from the author’s experience as director of the Good Earth Kids’ Club, Kids’ Container Gardening will teach enthusiastic young gardeners how to create an assortment of container gardens that are simple to make, that are fun to work on, and that make great gifts. Organized by season, the books’ chapters will help kids develop their green thumbs with projects ranging from "Great Big Garden Bowls for Mom,” "Father’s Day Fountains,” and other special occasion/holiday containers to sand art terrariums. In addition to providing the basics on plants and gardening, this helpful guide also includes a glossary of terms, a listing of plants used in the book, a list of resources, and numerous photographs to show kids that they’re proceeding on the right path as they create their individual containers.
Loaves of Fun: A History of Bread with Activities and Recipes from Around the World
Publication Date: 1999-09-28
From the pitas of ancient Mesopotamia to the white breads of the modern bakery, kids can explore the globe with more than 30 exciting recipes and activities about the history of bread.
My Science Library Plants Make Their Own Food (1)
Publication Date: 2013-01-01
Intermediate readers learn about photosynthesis.
Publication Date: 2010-08-01
The Perfect Introduction To Being A Pet Owner For The Child Ready To Get A Rabbit.
Tractors, Kalashnikovs and Green Tea
Publication Date: 2011-07-01
Ian M. Johnston is a historian, photographer, vintage car collector, and an internationally known expert on tractors. Johnston has lived the history of post-war farming and farm machinery in Australia, and he offers insights into part of Australia's post-World War II history that is rarely recorded or described so humorously. Having worked with the legendary Lanz tractor firm, he eventually formed his own agricultural machinery business, which allowed him the opportunity to travel abroad, visiting various countries, such as Japan and Romania. This delightful memoir offers amusing details of his travels involving tractors.