Some Kind Of Paradise: A Chronicle Of Man And The Land In Florida by Mark DerrSome Kind Of Paradise: A Chronicle Of Man And The Land In Florida by Mark Derr

Some Kind Of Paradise: A Chronicle Of Man And The Land In Florida

byMark Derr

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Derr presents the most comprehensive portrait ever of past and present Florida, vividly describing its vanishing wildlife and its peculiar yet beautiful geography. 40 black-and-white photos.
Mark Derr moved to Florida with his family at age six; his interest in the state's history and ecology dates back to the late 1960s, when he watched the landscape around Winter Park change with the construction of Walt Disney World. He is the author of the critically acclaimed books, The Frontiersman and Dog's Best Friend, and his arti...
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Title:Some Kind Of Paradise: A Chronicle Of Man And The Land In FloridaFormat:PaperbackDimensions:448 pages, 8.97 × 5.94 × 1.17 inPublisher:UNIVERSITY PRESS OF FLORIDA

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ISBN - 10:0813016290

ISBN - 13:9780813016290

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Derr presents the most comprehensive portrait ever of past and present Florida, vividly describing its vanishing wildlife and its peculiar yet beautiful geography. 40 black-and-white photos.

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"The history of Florida is the story of North America in miniature. By telling it with such eloquence and learning in 'Some Kind of Paradise, ' Mr. Derr has revealed the dark side of the historian Frederick Jackson Turner's famous hypothesis: our national character was indeed shaped by the frontier.... (Derr) writes with a journalist's eye for telling details and an antiquarian's fondness for digression and quirky facts.... The state's torturous journey from one extreme to the other is (his) subject, and he tackles it with brilliance and bravado."-- New York Times Book Review