Water, wetlands, and swamps -- Florida doesn't have a complete monopoly on these, but our state's sogginess has shaped its past and seeps into its future.
A special online report from the St. Petersburg Times:
A couple of sites about the Green Swamp:
Interactive Green Swamp from the Southwest Florida Water Management District
Green Swamp River Project from the University of South Florida -St. Petersburg's Florida Studies Program.
Some books about Florida wetlands and swamps:
The Swamp: The Everglades, Florida, and the Politics of Paradise, by Michael Grunwald (Simon and Schuster, 2006)
Swamp Song: A Natural History of Florida's Swamps, by Ron Larson (University Press of Florida, 1995)
Down to the Waterline: Boundaries, Nature, and the Law in Florida, by Sara Warner (University of Georgia Press, 2005)