Ahrens, C. Donald. 1991. Meteorology today: an introduction to weather, climate, and the environment. St. Paul, Minnesota: West Publishing Company, 576pp. (Fourth Edition). College textbook on meteorology, with excellent sections on climate and good discussion of climate and ecology.
Alper, Joe. 1992. Everglades rebound from Andrew.
, 257(5078): 1852-1854. Science in the news article from the journal Science. Hurricane Andrew damage to Everglades.
Derr, Mark. 1993. Redeeming the Everglades.
. 95(5): 48-56, 128-131. National Audubon Society version of the problems confronting Everglades National Park. Discusses Everglades restoration.
Davis, Steven M., and John C. Ogden, eds. 1994. Everglades: the ecosystem and its restoration. Delray Beach, Florida: St. Lucie Press, 826pp. (See especially Chapter 9 The climate of South Florida and its role in shaping the Everglades ecosystem). The newly published, most definitive work on Everglades
ecology. Emphasis is given to spatial and temporal factors in the Everglades ecosystem.
Duever, Michael J. , et al. 1986. The Big Cypress National Preserve. New York: National Audubon Society, Research Report No. 8 (2nd printing), 444pp. Most recent definitive publication on the ecology of Big Cypress.
Duplaix, Nicole. 1990. South Florida water: paying the price.
, 178(l): 88-113. Highly readable overview of disruption of the Everglades hydrologic cycle.
Franklin, Jerry F. , et al. 1981. Ecological characteristics of old growth Douglas fir forests. Gen. Tech. Report PNW-118. Portland, Oregon: United States Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Forest and Range experiment Station, 48pp. A technical report of the Forest Service. The primary reference on what is called old-growth forest.
Gleason, Patrick J. 1984. Environments of South Florida: present and past. II. Miami: Miami Geological Survey. The definitive work on Everglades prior to publication of Davis and Ogden.
Kirk, Ruth, and Jerry Franklin. 1992. The Olympic Rain Forest. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 128pp. The best popular publication on the Olympic Peninsula old-growth forest. Well researched by a preeminent forest ecologist, and well written by a science writer. Beautiful photographs.
Ludlum, David M. 1991. The Audubon Society field guide to North American weather. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 656pp. Excellent National Audubon ‘Society field guide to weather, with sections on seasons, hurricanes, snowstorms, and drought.
Maser, Chris, et al., tech. eds. 1988. From the forest to the sea: a story of fallen trees. Gen. Tech. Report PNW-GTR-229. Portland, Oregon: United States Department of Agriculture, Forest Service. Important background information.
Mathews, Daniel. 1988. Cascade-Olympic natural history. Portland, Oregon: Raven Editions, 625pp. A first class publication on the natural history of the Olympic and Cascade Mountains. Invaluable reference for vegetation, wildlife, geology—the whole works. Extremely useful section on climate.
National Audubon Society. 1992. Report of the advisory panel on the Everglades and endangered species (Audubon Conservation Report No. 8). New York: National Audubon Society, 44pp. Discusses prospects for long-term survival of endangered species. Advocates restoration of rain-driven sheet flow.
Niering, William A. 1990. Human impacts on the South Florida wetlands: the Everglades and Big Cypress swamp. pp. 463-475 in George M. Woodwell, ed.,
The Earth in Transition: Patterns and Processes of Biotic Impoverishment
. New York: Cambridge University Press, 30pp. A recent overview of ecological damage to the Everglades from human activity, written by one of the foremost experts on wetland ecology.
Norse, Elliott A. 1990. Ancient forests of the Pacific Northwest. Washington, D.C.: Island Press, 327pp. Conservation-minded publication on the old-growth forests. Tells story of destruction of the Pacific Northwest old-growth forests.
Ricklefs, Robert E. 1979. Ecology. New York: Chiron Press, 966pp. (Second Edition). One of the basic texts in ecology.
Schaefer, Vincent J. 1981. A field guide to the atmosphere. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 359pp (Peterson Field Guide Series). Forty pages describe simple experiments for the laboratory.
Schneider, William J. , and James H. Hartwell. 1984. Troubled waters of the Everglades.
, 93(11): 46-57. Overview of disruption of natural sheet flow of water in the Kissimmii-Okeechobee-Everglades system. Describes Everglades Agricultural Areas, the canal and levee system, effects of disruption of sheet flow on wildlife, ENP research center, and the work of the South Florida Water Management District.
Sobel, Dava. 1991. Marjory Stoneman Douglas: still fighting the good fight for the Everglades.
, 93(4): 30-39.
Tabor, Rowland W. 1987. Geology of Olympic National Park. Seattle: The Pacific Northwest National Parks and Forests Association, 144pp. Excellent overview of Olympic geology. Useful background information.
United States Department of Agriculture, Forest Service. 1990. Land and resource management plan, Olympic National Forest. Olympia, Washington: U.S.D.A., Forest Service (6 volumes). The “Forest Plan” for Olympic National Forest. Invaluable.