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The author of the book: Craig Pittman
Edition: University Press of Florida
Date of issue: May 9th 2010
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ISBN: 0813047072
ISBN 13: 9780813047072
Language: English

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Loveable or loathed? Poster child for conservation efforts or impediment to development? Nuisance or in need of protection? For the past two decades, the quiet manatee has been a flash point of frequent environmental debates.

Included on the very first endangered species list issued in 1967, the docile creatures have stirred curiosity and passions for more than a hundred years. They are Florida's most famous endangered species, as well as its most controversial. Manatees appear on hundreds of license plates, attract hordes of tourists, and expose the uneasy relationships between science and the law and between freedom and responsibility like no other animal.

As passions have flared and resentments have grown, the battle over manatee protection has evolved into a war, and no reporter has followed the story more closely than Craig Pittman. He s flown with scientists trying to count manatees from overhead. He s been on the water with the leader of the biggest pro-boater group. He's observed biologists dissecting the animals and politicians discussing their fate.

"Manatee Insanity" provides the first in-depth history of the attempts to provide legal protection for the manatee. Along the way, Pittman takes a close look at the major and minor players in the dispute, from Jacques-Yves Cousteau to Jeb Bush, from Jimmy Buffett to O. J. Simpson, from a popular children's book author to a federal lawman who dressed in a gorilla suit for the ultimate undercover assignment.


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Ebook Manatee Insanity: Inside the War Over Florida's Most Famous Endangered Species read Online! Craig Pittman is the author of "Oh, Florida! How America's Weirdest State Influences the Rest of the Country," a timely and hilarious look at how the Sunshine State became the Punch Line State, and yet still manages to secretly influence people all across the country. He's also written "The Scent of Scandal: Greed, Betrayal, and the World's Most Beautiful Orchid," (2012) which delves into the wild world of orchid-smuggling; "Manatee Insanity: Inside the War Over Florida's Most Famous Endangered Species" (2010) and, with Mathew Waite, "Paving Paradise: Florida's Vanishing Wetlands and the Failure of No Net Loss" (2009). He is a native Floridian and graduated from Troy State University in Alabama, where his muckraking work for the student paper prompted an agitated dean to label him "the most destructive force on campus." Since then he has covered a variety of newspaper beats and quite a few natural disasters, including hurricanes, wildfires and the Florida Legislature. Since 1998 he has reported on environmental issues for Florida's largest newspaper, the St. Petersburg Times, now known as the Tampa Bay Times, winning numerous state and national awards. He lives in St. Petersburg, Fla., with his wife and two children.


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