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The peace of blue : water journeys

Author: Bill Belleville
Publisher: Gainesville, FL : University Press of Florida, [2014]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The Earth's surface is mostly oceans, the human body is approximately 60% water, and the human imagination has been captivated by this life-giving, life-sustaining liquid from time immemorial. According to Carl Hiaasen, Bill Belleville writes gorgeously and straight from the heart. In The Peace of Blue, the documentarian and nature writer guides you on a lyrical journey to the natural places in Florida and the  Read more...
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Named Person: Bill Belleville; Bill Belleville
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bill Belleville
ISBN: 9780813060095 0813060095
OCLC Number: 890067468
Notes: "A Florida Quincentennial Book"--Title page verso.
Awards: Commended for Florida Book Award (Florida Nonfiction) 2015
Description: 229 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. A Florida river at night : The incredible lightness of being --
Wading through the Walt Whitman of habitats : scrub and sandhill --
Me and Buddy and the speed of light on a Florida lake --
Los Roques : realizing the timeless promise of the unknown --
Spring hunting in the native terrain : a topography of wholeness --
Alph the sacred river : what will become of it? --
Emotional ecotones : from the windowsill to the Amazon --
Wild hogs, bears, and ancient acorn memories in the landscape --
A journey of turtle eggs, 'dillos, and so much more --
Laberinto de las doce leguas : a Cuban labyrinth of many choices --
Rooting like a hawg in the understory of wild --
An early-morning paddle : upstream with the comforting grain --
Saba : a precipice in a lonely turquoise sea --
Inside a stained glass window, looking out --
A landscape that remembers --
Producing In Marjorie's wake : navigating the territory between the hero's journey and a floating opera --
Nurse sharks in heat make an awful lot of noise --
When blackbirds glow scarlet, just for now --
Laudonnire meets the shrimp lady : why is it so? --
Swimming with the dragons in the karst --
Inside the Indian shore : treading the line between past and present with puc puggy --
A jungle tram : the stirrings of wildness in the modern soul --
Woodland Park : keeping a promise "where the mound-builders lived" --
Sacred caves that hold fast to their secrets : diving with the gods --
On getting to know the river in flood --
Riding the food chain to the bottom of the sea --
Welcome to our tropical winterland --
Steamboats meet solastalgia head-on --
Epilogue : keeping heart is far more important than keeping score --
Acknowledgments.
Responsibility: Bill Belleville.

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