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USGS Hydrologist Coauthors Book on Native-Plant Landscaping in Florida

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Cover of the newly revised book coauthored by USGS hydrologist George Kish.
Above: Cover of the newly revised book coauthored by USGS hydrologist George Kish.

George Kish, a hydrologist in the Tampa, Fla., office of the U.S. Geological Survey, is coauthor of a newly revised edition of The Right Plants for Dry Places—Native Plant Landscaping in Central Florida. Originally published in 1997, the book was revised by George Kish and Dick Wunderlin, University of South Florida botany researcher. This revised and expanded second edition (2005) has more plant species and more photographs, as well as all the information needed to incorporate native species into your central Florida garden. It tells how to identify, where to use, and how to care for 46 native trees, shrubs, groundcovers, and vines. It also gives blooming and fruiting times, mature size, wildlife value, and ethnobotanical uses.

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USGS Scientists Investigate New Orleans Levees

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Post-Katrina Cleanup—a Volunteer's Reflections

Offshore Impacts of Hurricane Katrina

Sediment-Toxicity Studies in Western Long Island Sound

Sea-Floor Geology Off Massachusetts Coast

Alvin Dives to Deep-Water Coral Habitats

Research Study Links Urbanization to Amphibian Decline

Outreach San Francisco Bay Floor Explored

Briefing on Coastal Research in Hawai'i

USGS Research on the Kona Coast, Hawai'i

Meetings Third International Symposium on Deep-Sea Corals

Awards Award for USGS Map Hawaii's Volcanoes Revealed

Staff USGS Citizen Soldier on the Move!

Native-Plant Landscaping in Florida

Publications New Book on Benthic Habitats and the Effects of Fishing

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