A Brief History of Florida's Landscape

Oct 9, 2017

This month, a Miami University of Ohio professor, Michele Navakas, released a book called, "Liquid Landscape: Geography and Settlement at the Edge of Early America."

That "liquid landscape" she refers to is Florida — where she says "land and water frequently change places with little warning, dissolving homes and communities along with the very concepts of boundaries themselves."

That imagery is all too real for many Southwest Floridians after Hurricane Irma made landfall four weeks ago.

Navakas joins Gulf Coast Live to talk about the cycle of settlement and destruction in Florida — and whether or not she feels that history will only continue to repeat itself.