Ten Thousand Islands

Ten Thousand Islands Author Randy Wayne White
ISBN-10 9781101640104
Year 2001-06-01
Pages 320
Language en
Publisher Penguin

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
ISBN-10 0425180433
Year 2001
Pages 297
Language en
Publisher Prime Crime

Fifteen years after a young girl unearths an ancient gold medallion and then mysteriously dies, Doc Ford investigates strange occurrences at the girl's home and concludes that a dangerous person is determined to find the medallion. Reprint.

Big Cypress Swamp and the Ten Thousand Islands

Big Cypress Swamp and the Ten Thousand Islands Author Jeff Ripple
ISBN-10 UOM:39015029886200
Year 1992
Pages 137
Language en

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.

Southwest Florida s Wetland Wilderness

Southwest Florida s Wetland Wilderness Author Jeff Ripple
ISBN-10 0813014549
Year 1996
Pages 74
Language en

From the foreword: "Books like this one contribute much to the public understanding and appreciation of this magnificent subtropical ecosystem and the unique native plants and animals it supports. . . . The Big Cypress Watershed must be regarded as a natural trust from the past and a bequest to future generations. All of us have the responsibility to understand and conserve this natural treasure, and Southwest Florida's Wetland Wilderness shows us good reasons to do so."--John H. Fitch, president, The Conservancy, Naples, Florida Guiding visitors and nature lovers through a subtropical paradise, this book celebrates the natural history of one of the most diverse, endangered, and beautiful ecosystems in the world, Florida's Big Cypress Swamp watershed. Jeff Ripple examines the inner workings of this watershed, including its swamps, hardwood hammocks, pinelands, freshwater marshes and wet prairies, mangroves, and the Ten Thousand Island estuarine system. He describes the region's geology, climate, human use (and abuse), and its urgent conservation issues. In addition, he discusses the history, management philosophies, and recreational opportunities of the area's national, state, and private conservation areas (such as Big Cypress National Preserve, Everglades National Park, and Fakahatchee Strand State Preserve). His account is enhanced by 24 magnificent black-and-white photographs by Clyde Butcher, one of Florida's most acclaimed landscape photographers. A rare union of talent and vision, this book combines the work of two individuals who devote their lives to discovering and recording places in Florida that still are wild and natural. Jeff Ripple, natural history writer and photographer, spends much of his time exploring the wilds of his home state, Florida. He is the author of Big Cypress Swamp and the Ten Thousand Islands (of which the current book is a revised and expanded edition), The Florida Keys--Natural Wonders of an Island Paradise, and Sea Turtles. Ripple lives with his wife, Renee, on eight wooded acres near Gainesville. Clyde Butcher has been a fine-art photographer for more than 30 years, with the majority of his current work focused on Florida's disappearing natural landscape. A selection of it appears in Clyde Butcher: Portfolio I. His work can be seen at Big Cypress Gallery, located near his home in the Big Cypress National Preserve.


Totch Author Loren G. Brown
ISBN-10 0813012287
Year 1993
Pages 269
Language en

The author relates his family's history of surviving on the edge of poverty on the outskirts of the Florida Everglades

The Ten Thousand Things

The Ten Thousand Things Author Maria Dermout
ISBN-10 9781590178829
Year 2014-11-25
Pages 224
Language en
Publisher New York Review of Books

In Wild, Cheryl Strayed writes of The Ten Thousand Things: "Each of Dermoût’s sentences came at me like a soft knowing dagger, depicting a far-off land that felt to me like the blood of all the places I used to love.” And it's true, The Ten Thousand Things is at once novel of shimmering strangeness—and familiarity. It is the story of Felicia, who returns with her baby son from Holland to the Spice Islands of Indonesia, to the house and garden that were her birthplace, over which her powerful grandmother still presides. There Felicia finds herself wedded to an uncanny and dangerous world, full of mystery and violence, where objects tell tales, the dead come and go, and the past is as potent as the present. First published in Holland in 1955, Maria Dermoût's novel was immediately recognized as a magical work, like nothing else Dutch—or European—literature had seen before. The Ten Thousand Things is an entranced vision of a far-off place that is as convincingly real and intimate as it is exotic, a book that is at once a lament and an ecstatic ode to nature and life.

Shadow Country

Shadow Country Author Peter Matthiessen
ISBN-10 1588368246
Year 2008-08-19
Pages 912
Language en
Publisher Modern Library

2008 NATIONAL BOOK AWARD WINNER Peter Matthiessen’s great American epic–Killing Mister Watson, Lost Man’s River, and Bone by Bone–was conceived as one vast mysterious novel, but because of its length it was originally broken up into three books. In this bold new rendering, Matthiessen has cut nearly a third of the overall text and collapsed the time frame while deepening the insights and motivations of his characters with brilliant rewriting throughout. In Shadow Country, he has marvelously distilled a monumental work, realizing his original vision.

Killing Mister Watson

Killing Mister Watson Author Peter Matthiessen
ISBN-10 9780307819666
Year 2012-08-22
Pages 384
Language en
Publisher Vintage

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.

Island of a Thousand Mirrors

Island of a Thousand Mirrors Author Nayomi Munaweera
ISBN-10 9781466842274
Year 2014-09-02
Pages 256
Language en
Publisher St. Martin's Press

Before violence tore apart the tapestry of Sri Lanka and turned its pristine beaches red, there were two families. Yasodhara tells the story of her own Sinhala family, rich in love, with everything they could ask for. As a child in idyllic Colombo, Yasodhara's and her siblings' lives are shaped by social hierarchies, their parents' ambitions, teenage love and, subtly, the differences between Tamil and Sinhala people; but the peace is shattered by the tragedies of war. Yasodhara's family escapes to Los Angeles. But Yasodhara's life has already become intertwined with a young Tamil girl's... Saraswathie is living in the active war zone of Sri Lanka, and hopes to become a teacher. But her dreams for the future are abruptly stamped out when she is arrested by a group of Sinhala soldiers and pulled into the very heart of the conflict that she has tried so hard to avoid – a conflict that, eventually, will connect her and Yasodhara in unexpected ways. Nayomi Munaweera's Island of a Thousand Mirrors is an emotionally resonant saga of cultural heritage, heartbreaking conflict and deep family bonds. Narrated in two unforgettably authentic voices and spanning the entirety of the decades-long civil war, it offers an unparalleled portrait of a beautiful land during its most difficult moment by a spellbinding new literary talent who promises tremendous things to come.

The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet

The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet Author David Mitchell
ISBN-10 9781848945036
Year 2010-05-13
Pages 300
Language en
Publisher Hachette UK

The Sunday Times Number One Bestseller, from the author of CLOUD ATLAS and THE BONE CLOCKS. Longlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2010 Be transported to a place like no other: a tiny, man-made island in the bay of Nagasaki, for two hundred years the sole gateway between Japan and the West. Here, in the dying days of the 18th-century, a young Dutch clerk arrives to make his fortune. Instead he loses his heart. Step onto the streets of Dejima and mingle with scheming traders, spies, interpreters, servants and concubines as two cultures converge. In a tale of integrity and corruption, passion and power, the key is control - of riches and minds, and over death itself.