Your Travel Guide to Florida's Local Legends and Best Kept Secrets Charlie
Carlson Mark Sceurman. FOREWORD by Mark Sceurman and Mark Moran as II
O ur weird journey began a long , long time ago in a far - off land called New
Author: Charlie Carlson
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
This Weird take on the Sunshine State offers authentic history as well as wild rumors, myths and wacky legends ("South Florida Sun Sentinel").
They miss the sunshine and beaches, of course, but what they really miss is the
steady flow of weird stories. They miss them the way an ex-smoker misses
nicotine. Whenever a weird Florida story hits the national news, they look around
Author: Craig Pittman
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
A New York Times Bestseller Oh, Florida! That name. That combination of sounds. Three simple syllables, and yet packing so many mixed messages. To some people, it’s a paradise. To others, it’s a punch line. As Oh, Florida! shows, it’s both of these and, more important, it’s a Petri dish, producing trends that end up influencing the rest of the country. Without Florida there would be no NASCAR, no Bettie Page pinups, no Glenn Beck radio rants, no USA Today, no “Stand Your Ground,” . . . you get the idea. To outsiders, Florida seems baffling. It’s a state where the voters went for Barack Obama twice, yet elected a Tea Party candidate as governor. Florida is touted as a carefree paradise, yet it’s also known for its perils-alligators, sinkholes, pythons, hurricanes, and sharks, to name a few. It attracts 90 million visitors a year, some drawn by its impressive natural beauty, others bewitched by its manmade fantasies. Oh, Florida! explores those contradictions and shows how they fit together to make this the most interesting state. It is the first book to explore the reasons why Florida is so wild and weird-and why that’s okay. Florida couldn’t be Florida without that sense of the unpredictable, unexpected, and unusual lurking behind every palm tree. But there is far more to Florida than its sideshow freakiness. Oh, Florida! explains how Florida secretly, subtly influences all the other states in the Union, both for good and for ill.
First, Florida's multiple works consistently reference Austin as an important case
study, and as a result, many of his findings are not just applicable to Austin's
unique situation, they are partially based upon it. In The Rise of the Creative
Author: Joshua Long
Publisher: University of Texas Press
Category: Social Science
A native Texan who lived and worked in the Austin area for more than twenty years, Joshua Long is Assistant Professor of Social Sciences at Franklin College Switzerland in Lugano, Switzerland. --Book Jacket.
Florida's. Most. Famous. UFO. Case. November 11, 1987—Present ”The
accounts of what people say they have seen in the skies . . . have some of us
jeering, some cheering and some peering—hoping to catch a glimpse of an
Author: Greg Jenkins
Publisher: Pineapple Press Inc
Chronicles of the Strange and Uncanny in Florida explores the unknown for those who wish to look beyond the confines of everyday life to discover the truly unusual. It explores Florida's darker avenues for evidence of the extraordinary and the fantastic. Investigate sightings of flying saucers, extraterrestrials, and strange aerial phenomena. Meet skunk apes, chupacabras, and other creatures of the night. And in Florida's lakes and seas, meet aquatic abnormalities like sea monsters, the Everglades water serpent, and the three-toed beast of Clearwater Beach.
With a new head coach and a nationally ranked team, the fair-weathered Florida
faithful didn't even sell out the Gators' 2011 home season opener, breaking a
streak of 137 consecutive home sellouts dating back to 1989. Weird Florida Laws
Author: Patrick Garbin
Publisher: Triumph Books
Category: Sports & Recreation
Spotlighting a team that holds the edge in a series dating back to 1915, this pro-Georgia history proves why fans should love the Bulldogs and hate their archrivals, the Florida Gators. A pep talk from Vince Dooley is featured as is beloved mascot Uga, and the Gator Stomp that made Tim Tebow look even goofier than usual is highlighted for good measure. This entertaining chronicle argues for adoring Buck Belue while raking Rex Grossman over the coals, relating the fantastic coaching stories of the legendary W. A. Cunningham, Wally Butts, and Vince Dooley as well as up-close and personal chats with Fran Tarkenton, Herschel Walker, Boss Bailey, and more. Combining the legacy of a timeless rivalry with challenging trivia and insider knowledge, this definitive account grapples with a southern clash as broad as the GeorgiaFlorida state line."
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Author: Linda S. Godfrey
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
From pre-Columbian legends to modern-day eyewitness accounts, this comprehensive guide covers the history, sightings and lore surrounding the most mysterious monsters in America—including Bigfoot, the Jersey Devil, and more. Bigfoot, the chupacabra, and thunderbirds aren’t just figments of our overactive imaginations—according to thousands of eyewitnesses, they exist, in every corner of the United States. Throughout America’s history, shocked onlookers have seen unbelievable creatures of every stripe—from sea serpents to apelike beings, giant bats to monkeymen—in every region. Author, investigator, and creature expert Linda S. Godfrey brings the same fearless reporting she lent to Real Wolfmen to this essential guide, using historical record, present-day news reports, and eyewitness interviews to examine this hidden menagerie of America’s homegrown beasts.
Again and again these forms , at first strange and weird , loom out from the
darkness , only to melt as they come nearer into forms of rarest beauty . “ In the
inky river below the leaves of the water lily , as they appear and disappear
beneath the ...
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1988. Her articles have appeared in such ... canoeing, sailing, camping, and
visiting the weird and the wonderful of Florida. It's a tough job but someone has to
Author: Stephen Morrill
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Fun with the Family Florida leads the way to historical attractions, children's museums, festivals, parks, and much more.
There are plenty of Florida tragedies and we should not make light of them,
although we cannot help but observe how truly weird they are. One vivid example
of a Florida tragedy that got national attention because of the weird factor
Author: Dave Barry
Seth Weinstein always knew Tina was way, way, way out of his league. Which is why he’s still astonished that he’s on a plane heading for their wedding in Florida. The Groom Posse has already pulled an airport prank on him—and he’s survived! It should be easy going from now on. But Seth has absolutely no idea what he’s about to get into. A simple drink or two with the boys sparks a series of events that will pit Seth and his friends against everything and everyone imaginable, from his very powerful, very disapproving soon-to-be father-in-law to the federal government to a love-struck orangutan. Seth’s hope for smooth sailing is turning into a trip on the Titanic. And the water is getting deeper by the minute…
He was twenty-six at the time; she was sixteen and thought Leedskalnin was too
old, far too weird, and much too poor for her tastes. He had thought she was a
temple of purity, his “Sweet Sixteen.” Her rejection on the eve of their wedding left
Author: Cynthia Thuma
Publisher: Stackpole Books
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Supernatural tales from Florida, a state rife with eerie occurrences and ghostly denizens.
I could've just stood and listened to them breathing and blinking all day. I wanted
to hug them, to be honest, but obviously that would have been too weird. Florida
said, 'Did you find him?' 'Who?' 'Hasan. You went outside to look for Hasan.
Author: Frank Cottrell-Boyce
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Category: Juvenile Fiction
It's one giant leap for all boy-kind in Frank Cottrell Boyce's out-of-this-world story: Cosmic. Liam is too big for his boots. And his football strip. And his school blazer. But being super-sized height-wise has its advantages: he's the only eleven-year-old to ever ride the G-force-defying Cosmic rollercoaster – or to be offered the chance to drive a Porsche. Long-legged Liam makes a giant leap for boy-kind by competing with a group of adults for the chance to go into space. Is Liam the best boy for the job? Sometimes being big isn't all about being a grown-up. This edition of Cosmic includes bonus material and discussion questions from Frank Cottrell Boyce and features fantastic cover artwork from Steven Lenton.
You probably wouldn't use a lily to defend yourself against enemies — but the
early Spanish colonists in Florida did just that . Yuccas are plants of the lily family
, and they have stiff , sharp , swordlike leaves . So they were planted around the ...
Author: Arkady Leokum
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Presents a compilation of wacky and sometimes icky facts that includes such topics as food, customs, animals, history, nature, and sports.
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robert Moehling, owner “My dad was dead ... “I grow most of the weird stuff,” he
says, “papayas, avocados, mangoes, mamey sapotes, lichees, guanabanas (
Author: Victoria Shearer
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Surrounded by water, the Florida Keys yields a bounty that easily could qualify as the eighth wonder of the world. The Keys can confidently boast that nowhere else in the continental US will you find fresher, more innovatively prepared fish and seafood. Special natural resources, from stone crabs and yellowtail snapper to cracked conch and key limes, are served any way you like and the relaxed atmosphere of the restaurants is reflected in the cuisine. Be it a roadside cafe or a resort dining room, the cuisine is all “Keys casual.” With 80 recipes for the home cook from Florida's most celebrated eateries and showcasing over 200 full-color photos featuring mouth-watering dishes, famous chefs, and lots of local flavor, Florida Keys & Key West Chef's Table is the ultimate gift and keepsake cookbook for both tourists and residents of the Keys.
MONSTERADELICOSA: The weirdest of Florida's weird fruits, monstera looks like
a giant green banana covered with pentagonal scales. It ripens from the bottom
up and is ready to eat when the scales pop off. The cream-colored flesh is softly ...
Author: Steven Raichlen
Publisher: Workman Publishing
The new star of the culinary galaxy is South Florida, declares The New York Times. And no wonder. Out of America's tropical melting pot comes an inventive cuisine bursting with flavor--and now Steven Raichlen, an award-winning food writer, shares the best of it in Miami Spice. With 200 recipes and firsthand reports from around the state, Miami Spice captures the irresistible convergence of Latin, Caribbean, and Cuban influences with Florida's cornucopia of stone crabs, snapper, plantains, star fruit, and other exotic native ingredients (most of which can be found today in supermarkets around the country). Main selection of the Book-of-the-Month Club's HomeStyle Books. Winner of a 1993 IACP/Julia Child Cookbook Award.
It is grand, impressive, strange, tropical—now gloomy and awe-inspiring, now
fairy-like and charming, and again weird and wild. The great forest-trees of that
region are all of immense size, oaks, gums, magnolias, cypress, etc.,
The story of how Florida’s panthers were saved from extinction is one that both deserves and needs to be told.” —Dane Huckelbridge It wasn’t so long ago when a lot of people thought the Florida panther was extinct.
Author: Craig Pittman
“Witty and passionate.” —Lauren Groff “Craig Pittman has a remarkable talent for telling stories set in the Sunshine State that never fail to fascinate and entertain.”—Gilbert King “The definitive book on one of America’s least understood apex predators. The story of how Florida’s panthers were saved from extinction is one that both deserves and needs to be told.” —Dane Huckelbridge It wasn’t so long ago when a lot of people thought the Florida panther was extinct. They were very nearly right. That the panther still exists at all is a miracle—the result of a desperate experiment that led to the most remarkable comeback in the history of the Endangered Species Act. And no one has told the whole story—until now. With novelistic detail and an eye for the absurd, Craig Pittman recounts the extraordinary story of the people who brought the panther back from the brink of extinction, the ones who nearly pushed the species over the edge, and the cats that were caught in the middle. This being Florida, there’s more than a little weirdness, too. An engrossing narrative of wry humor, sharp writing and exhaustive reportage, Cat Tale shows what it takes to bring one species back and what unexpected costs such a decision brings.
Perhaps part of its appeal lies in the landmark entrance , a famous giant alligator
mouth appearing in thousands of photographs , including the one on the front of
the dust jacket of Charlie Carlson's Weird Florida.19 When this distinctive Florida
Author: Steve Glassman
"Critical discussion of popular culture in Florida, which began drawing winter visitors before the Civil War (now boasts a hundred million+ visitors annually). These essays explore many facets of Florida's culture: Mickey; Shamu; early tourist sites; KeyW
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