TWELVE NORTH FLORIDA SPRINGSAND THE AQUIFER THAT FEEDS THEMFORM THE NUCLEUS OF THIS BOOK THROUGH THE ART AND WRITING OF ARTIST MARGARET ROSS TOLBERT.
But the aesthetics and science of this book speak to all of the freshwater springs in Floridaas well as to those readers who would experience, explore, and acknowledge the sublime qualities of these unique natural systems.
AQUIFERious also includes photographs, artistic cave maps, essays and scientific articles from ten contributors that recount a world of extreme cave diving, history, literature and science.
The poeticwith the passion for the fragile springs and the creativity they inspireis tempered with sobering stories of loss of flow and water quality. Useful links, information and how-to advice for helping conserve and protect the springs are included. A percentage of sales goes to groups helping the springs.
Printed by Fidelity Press in Orlando, 176 pages casebound, 9 x 12 inches, designed by Jarrod Ryhal. Available for purchase from Thornebrook Gallery in Gainesville, FL, Gallery 21 in Gainesville, FL, The Harn Museum Store in Gainesville, FL, Ginnie Springs Outdoors in High Springs, FL, or at Amazon.com.
Visit margaretrosstolbert.com for more information about her work.