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The Peace of Blue: Water Journeys (Hardback)
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The Peace of Blue: Water Journeys (Hardback)

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Hardback 240 Pages / Published: 30/09/2014
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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 Caribbean that have been forged and shaped by water. He poetically underscores the vitality of this most essential substance in our lives by showing the many ways in which water-driven landscapes nurture plants, wildlife-and the human spirit.

Experience the thrill of traveling to the remote islands of Cuba and to sacred cenotes in the Dominican Republic. Contemplate the shores of Florida's rivers and lakes and marvel at swamps and seepage slopes. Immerse yourself in the underwater world of clear, fresh springs, and dive into the deep karst caves that are worlds unto themselves.

Through adventure and contemplative excursions, Belleville shares his contagious respect-and awe-for the singularity and transcendence of the natural world. We are companions in his search for a distinct sense of place, fellow journeymen in his quest to discover within the watery depths a greater awareness that informs and shapes our common identity.

Publisher: University Press of Florida
ISBN: 9780813060095
Number of pages: 240
Weight: 454 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 23 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"The collection of story-driven essays from Florida and the Antilles takes readers on a literary journey from above, under and near fresh and marine waters while also explaining how essential these resources have been to our region of the earth over time."--"Sanford Herald"

"In tightly woven essays, he strives to argue... that the watery wilderness is threatened."--"Foreword Reviews"

In tightly woven essays, he strives to argue that the watery wilderness is threatened. Foreword Reviews
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"The new collection of narrative essays or stories, as the author prefers takes us from one end of Florida to the other and parts of the Caribbean where Belleville finds inspiration and discovery in the pervasive power and magic of water. The connection with water, as expressed in his essays, may be realized by paddling a kayak in the full darkness of night, scuba diving or snorkeling, hiking in the bottomlands of a remote swamp or simply walking with my little sheltie along the shore of a domestic lake. --CityandShore.com"
The collection of story-driven essays from Florida and the Antilles takes readers on a literary journey from above, under and near fresh and marine waters while also explaining how essential these resources have been to our region of the earth over time. Sanford Herald
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"The new collection of narrative essays - or stories, as the author prefers - takes us from one end of Florida to the other and parts of the Caribbean where Belleville finds inspiration and discovery in the "pervasive power and magic of water." The connection with water, as expressed in his essays, "may be realized by paddling a kayak in the full darkness of night, scuba diving or snorkeling, hiking in the bottomlands of a remote swamp - or simply walking with my little sheltie along the shore of a 'domestic' lake."--CityandShore.com
"In tightly woven essays, he strives to argue... that the watery wilderness is threatened."--Foreword Reviews

"The collection of story-driven essays from Florida and the Antilles takes readers on a literary journey from above, under and near fresh and marine waters while also explaining how essential these resources have been to our region of the earth over time."--Sanford Herald

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