Rodney Smith’s Book Dedicated To Indian River Lagoon Coast

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'Enjoying Life on the Indian River Lagoon Coast'

ABOVE VIDEO: “Enjoying Life on the Indian River Lagoon Coast” features more than 220 pages of tales from North America’s greatest lagoon and estuary, as well as eight full-color pages of stunning photography, readers will learn about sea turtles, sharks, manatees, bottlenose dolphins, climate change and sea level rise, conservation, tides, bird watching, beach combing, the Gulf Stream, Indian River Lagoon history and much more.

This Capt. Rodney Smith’s literary achievement was a lifetime in the making. Part memoir, part how-to, part guidebook, “Enjoying Life on the Indian River Lagoon Coast,” is the first book of its kind, totally dedicated to the outdoors activities available along Florida’s Indian River Lagoon Coast.

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Hot off the presses, Capt. Rodney Smith’s latest literary achievement has been a lifetime in the making. Part memoir, part how-to, part guidebook, “Enjoying Life on the Indian River Lagoon Coast,” is the first book of its kind, totally dedicated to the outdoors activities available along Florida’s Indian River Lagoon Coast.

Smith, a longtime Florida east coast fishing guide, publisher of Coastal Angler Magazine and connoisseur of the Indian River Lagoon outdoors, has borrowed from his own personal journal-filled with a lifetime of adventure and experiences-to share many unique and entertaining stories, lessons and adventures with his readers.

With more than 220 pages of tales from North America’s greatest lagoon and estuary, as well as eight full-color pages of stunning photography, readers will learn about sea turtles, sharks, manatees, bottlenose dolphins, climate change and sea level rise, conservation, tides, bird watching, beach combing, the Gulf Stream, Indian River Lagoon history and much more.

John Kumiski said, “I gained new insights into the workings of the IRL system in every chapter, and I highly recommend this book to anyone who cares at all about the history and future of the Indian River Lagoon,” while Bob Stearns called it, “A very enjoyable read and a truly entertaining peek into a unique part of Florida.”

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Neta Harris executive director of the Brevard Nature Alliance with Rodney Smith. (SpaceCoastDaily.com image)

Neta Harris executive director of the Brevard Nature Alliance with Rodney Smith. (SpaceCoastDaily.com image)

Smith not only shares from his guiding, gardening, surfing and kayaking experiences, but he also touches on a vast array of other topics, including, fishing for a wide variety of premier game fish found in the Indian River Lagoon, exploring the Banana River Lagoon’s world-renowned No Motor Zone and shrimping and crabbing in the lagoon’s crustacean-rich waters.

“After more than 20 years of writing in my journal and several years of working on this book, I’m very proud of the final product. I strongly believe promoting and protecting this national treasure is of the highest level of importance,” Smith said.

As an additional bonus, contributors Grant Gilmore, Ph.D., Estuarine, Coastal and Ocean Science, Inc., Jim Egan, Executive Director of the Marine Resource Council, Randall Parkinson, RWParkinson Consulting, Inc., and Troy Rice, Director of the Indian River Lagoon National Estuary Program, add keen insight from each of their unique perspectives in a series of guest chapters at the end of the book.

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Price: $19.95


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