Orchids of Florida
Paul Martin Brown
Drawings by Stan Folsom
University Press of Florida
of Florida is intended to be used as a field guide, but it is actually
a lot more than that. . . . With this work, the present knowledge of the
orchids of Florida has been brought to a high level of completeness for
the beginning of the second millennium."
Carlyle A. Luer, The Native Orchids of Florida
In more than 100 years
of orchid research in Florida, Wild Orchids of Florida is the first
field guide to be published for this orchid-rich state. Providing more
than 400 color photos as well as line drawings by Stan Folsom, distribution
maps and detailed descriptions of each species, this guide should enable
even the novice to easily identify any of the orchids found growing in
Illustrated keys are provided to aid in identification. Each of the 117
species and varieties has a full page of text, a line drawing and distribution
map with a facing page of full-color photographs. Species deemed as naturalized,
escaped or waifs are also treated. A final chapter enabling the reader
to use this book in the nearby southeastern Coastal Plain states makes
it an even more valuable resource.
Brown also resolves several sources of confusion regarding the naming
and location of plants. A chapter on synonyms and misapplied names addresses
the problem of multiple names for a single species and is unique among
field guides. A section on the changing Florida county lines and their
dates makes for a better understanding of the geography of Florida.
Paul Martin Brown
is a research associate at the University of Florida Herbarium, Florida
Museum of Natural History, author of Wild Orchids of the Northeastern
United States, and founder and editor of the North American
Native Orchid Journal.
Shaping of Southern Culture
Honor, Grace, and War, 1760s-1880s
University of North Carolina Press
Extending his investigation
into the ethical life of the white American South beyond what he wrote
in Southern Honor (1982), Bertram Wyatt-Brown explores three major
themes in Southern history: the political aspects of the South's code
of honor, the increasing prominence of Protestant faith in white southerners'
lives and the devastating impact of war, defeat and an angry loss of confidence
during the post-Civil War era.
This eloquent and richly textured study first demonstrates the psychological
complexity of race relations, drawing new and provocative comparisons
between American slave oppression and the Nazi concentration camp experience.
The author then reveals how the rhetoric and rituals of honor affected
the Revolutionary generation and - through a study of Andrew Jackson,
dueling and other demonstrations of manhood - how early American politicians
won or lost popularity. In perhaps the most subtle and intriguing section
of the book, he discloses the interconnections of honor and religious
belief and practice. Finally, exploring the effects of war and defeat
on former Confederates, Wyatt-Brown suggests that the rise of violent
racism following the Civil War had significant links to the shame of military
defeat and the spurious invocation of religious convictions.
is Richard J. Milbauer Professor of History at the University of Florida.
His books include Southern Honor: Ethics and Behavior in the Old
South and The House of Percy: Honor, Melancholy, and Imagination
in a Southern Family.
Edited by John L. Capinera,
Clay W. Scherer and Jason M. Squitier
University Press of Florida
This is an easy-to-use
field guide to the grasshoppers of Florida. If you have ever wondered
what that big critter is, jumping around outside, this book is for you."
-Richard A. Redak, University of California, Riverside
Until now it has not
been possible to accurately identify grasshoppers in Florida, and their
fascinating biology was unavailable to all but specialists.
This first field guide to the grasshoppers of Florida introduces one of
the most obvious and important, though little appreciated, insect groups.
It provides identification of the 70 species known to occur in Florida
and may be used in other southeastern states where many of these grasshoppers
are also found.
The authors present the biology, behavior, ecological significance and
damage potential of grasshoppers and emphasize their interrelationship
with Florida's fauna. A straightforward, detailed description of each
species is accompanied by a distribution map. Nearly all species are pictured
in color, and detailed line drawings help distinguish among those more
difficult to identify.
Grasshoppers of Florida will be invaluable to amateur naturalists, students
of entomology and natural history, and professional biologists.
John L. Capinera
is professor and chair of the Department of Entomology and Nematology
at the University of Florida and is the author of more than 100 scientific
publications. Clay W. Scherer is an entomologist with Syngenta
Crop Protection, Vero Beach, Fla.
Jason M. Squitier is an entomologist with the U.S. Army in
Race, Politics, and the American City
Edited by David R. Colburn
and Jeffrey S. Adler
University of Illinois Press
new collection of original essays on black big-city mayors provides essential
historical perspective on racial change in late twentieth-century urban
politics. Deeply researched and well written, this volume represents a
major step forward in recent urban political history." -Raymond
A. Mohl, editor of The Making of Urban America
This is the first comprehensive
treatment of the complex phenomenon of African-American mayors in the
nation's major urban centers. Offering a diverse portrait of leadership,
conflict and almost insurmountable obstacles, this volume assesses the
political alliances that brought black mayors to office as well as the
accomplishments and challenges that marked their careers.
Once in office, African-American mayors faced the intractable problems
of decaying inner cities, white flight, a dwindling tax base, violent
crime and diminishing federal support for social programs. Many encountered
hostility from their own parties, city council and police departments;
others worked against long-established power structures dominated by local
business owners or politicians. Still others, while trying to respond
to multiple demands from a diverse constituency, were viewed as traitors
by blacks expecting special attention from a leader of their own race.
All struggled with the contradictory mandate of meeting the increasing
needs of poor inner-city residents while keeping white businesses from
fleeing to the suburbs.
Mayors profiled include Carl B. Stokes (Cleveland), Richard G. Hatcher
(Gary), "Dutch" Morial (New Orleans), Harold Washington (Chicago),
Tom Bradley (Los Angeles), Marion Barry (Washington, D.C.), David Dinkins
(New York City), Coleman Young (Detroit) and a succession of black mayors
in Atlanta (Maynard Jackson, Andrew Young and Bill Campbell).
David R. Colburn
is provost and professor of history at the University of Florida.
He is the author of Southern Businessmen and Desegregation, Racial
Change and Community Crisis and other books. Jeffrey S. Adler
is the author of Yankee Merchants and the Making of the West. Adler
is an associate professor of history at the University of Florida.
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