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Some Kind of Paradise: A Chronicle of Man and the Land in Florida - Mark Derr
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[EAN: 9780813016290], Nieuw boek, [SC: 10.22], [PU: University Press of Florida], MARK DERR,ENVIRONMENTAL ECONOMICS,STATE AND LOCAL,ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE,ENVIRONMENTALISM,CONSERVATION, History|United States|State & Local|General, Nature|Environmental Conservation & Protection, Science|Environmental Science, Science|Life Sciences|Ecology, Business & Economics|Economic Conditions, 448 pages. Dimensions: 9.0in. x 5.9in. x 1.2in.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 Turners famous hypothesis: our national character was indeed shaped by the frontier. . . . Derr writes with a journalists eye for telling details and an antiquarians fondness for digression and quirky facts. . . . The states tortuous journey from one extreme to the other is his subject, and he tackles it with brilliance and bravado. --New York Times Book ReviewFor 500 years, visitors to Florida have discovered magic. In Some Kind of Paradise, an eloquent social and environmental history of the state, Mark Derr describes how this exotic land is fast becoming a victim of its own allure. He begins by examining the period between Reconstruction and the Great Depression, when wealthy capitalists led by Henry Flagler and Henry Plant opened the peninsula to a flood of development by building railroads and luxury hotels. Turning to the distant past, he describes the geologic origins of the state and early fossil finds. From archaeological data, he stitches together a portrait of the first human inhabitants and their distinct cultures, then follows the thread of time to the discovery of Florida in 1513 by Juan Ponce de Len, the fall of the indigenous people to European diseases and weapons, and the pattern of conquest and racial violence that continued into the 19th century as white Americans waged a campaign against the Seminole Indians. Derr keeps his gaze on the land and its people--wreckers and spongers in Key West, cowmen on the palmetto prairie, speculators and builders from Miami Beach to Seaside, Cuban cigar makers who rolled tobacco while listening to readings from Shakespeare and Marx, and migrant fruit pickers, convict laborers, and the idle rich--the range of dreamers and schemers who have struggled to remake this abundant, fragile wonderland. Written with both tenderness and alarm, Derrs book presents their competing views of Florida: a paradise to be protected and nurtured or a frontier to be exploited and conquered. Mark Derr moved to Florida with his family at age six; his interest in the states 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 two other critically acclaimed books, The Frontiersman and Dogs Best Friend, and his articles have appeared in Atlantic Monthly, Natural History, Audubon, and other publications. He lives in Miami Beach with his wife, Gina Maranto. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN.

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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 tortuous journey from one extreme to the other is his] subject, and he tackles it with brilliance and bravado."--"New York Times Book Review" For 500 years, visitors to Florida have discovered magic. In "Some Kind of Paradise," an eloquent social and environmental history of the state, Mark Derr describes how this exotic land is fast becoming a victim of its own allure. He begins by examining the period between Reconstruction and the Great Depression, when wealthy capitalists led by Henry Flagler and Henry Plant opened the peninsula to a flood of development by building railroads and luxury hotels. Turning to the distant past, he describes the geologic origins of the state and early fossil finds. From archaeological data, he stitches together a portrait of the first human inhabitants and their distinct cultures, then follows the thread of time to the "discovery" of Florida in 1513 by Juan Ponce de Leon, the fall of the indigenous people to European diseases and weapons, and the pattern of conquest and racial violence that continued into the 19th century as white Americans waged a campaign against the Seminole Indians. Derr keeps his gaze on the land and its people--wreckers and spongers in Key West, cowmen on the "palmetto prairie," speculators and builders from Miami Beach to Seaside, Cuban cigar makers who rolled tobacco while listening to readings from Shakespeare and Marx, and migrant fruit pickers, convict laborers, and the idle rich--the range of dreamers and schemers who have struggled to remake this abundant, fragile wonderland. Written with both tenderness and alarm, Derr's book presents their competing views of Florida: a paradise to be protected and nurtured or a frontier to be exploited and conquered. 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 two other critically acclaimed books, "The Frontiersman" and "Dog's Best Friend," and his articles have appeared in "Atlantic Monthly, Natural History, Audubon," and other publications. He lives in Miami Beach with his wife, Gina Maranto. Some Kind of Paradise: A Chronicle of Man and the Land in Florida Derr, Mark, University Press of Florida

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[EAN: 9780813016290], Nieuw boek, [SC: 1.14], [PU: University Press of Florida, United States], Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****. 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 tortuous journey from one extreme to the other is [his] subject, and he tackles it with brilliance and bravado. --New York Times Book Review For 500 years, visitors to Florida have discovered magic. In Some Kind of Paradise, an eloquent social and environmental history of the state, Mark Derr describes how this exotic land is fast becoming a victim of its own allure. He begins by examining the period between Reconstruction and the Great Depression, when wealthy capitalists led by Henry Flagler and Henry Plant opened the peninsula to a flood of development by building railroads and luxury hotels. Turning to the distant past, he describes the geologic origins of the state and early fossil finds. From archaeological data, he stitches together a portrait of the first human inhabitants and their distinct cultures, then follows the thread of time to the discovery of Florida in 1513 by Juan Ponce de Leon, the fall of the indigenous people to European diseases and weapons, and the pattern of conquest and racial violence that continued into the 19th century as white Americans waged a campaign against the Seminole Indians. Derr keeps his gaze on the land and its people--wreckers and spongers in Key West, cowmen on the palmetto prairie, speculators and builders from Miami Beach to Seaside, Cuban cigar makers who rolled tobacco while listening to readings from Shakespeare and Marx, and migrant fruit pickers, convict laborers, and the idle rich--the range of dreamers and schemers who have struggled to remake this abundant, fragile wonderland. Written with both tenderness and alarm, Derr s book presents their competing views of Florida: a paradise to be protected and nurtured or a frontier to be exploited and conquered. 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 two other critically acclaimed books, The Frontiersman and Dog s Best Friend, and his articles have appeared in Atlantic Monthly, Natural History, Audubon, and other publications. He lives in Miami Beach with his wife, Gina Maranto.

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[EAN: 9780813016290], Nieuw boek, [SC: 1.14], [PU: University Press of Florida, United States], Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****. 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 tortuous journey from one extreme to the other is [his] subject, and he tackles it with brilliance and bravado. --New York Times Book Review For 500 years, visitors to Florida have discovered magic. In Some Kind of Paradise, an eloquent social and environmental history of the state, Mark Derr describes how this exotic land is fast becoming a victim of its own allure. He begins by examining the period between Reconstruction and the Great Depression, when wealthy capitalists led by Henry Flagler and Henry Plant opened the peninsula to a flood of development by building railroads and luxury hotels. Turning to the distant past, he describes the geologic origins of the state and early fossil finds. From archaeological data, he stitches together a portrait of the first human inhabitants and their distinct cultures, then follows the thread of time to the discovery of Florida in 1513 by Juan Ponce de Leon, the fall of the indigenous people to European diseases and weapons, and the pattern of conquest and racial violence that continued into the 19th century as white Americans waged a campaign against the Seminole Indians. Derr keeps his gaze on the land and its people--wreckers and spongers in Key West, cowmen on the palmetto prairie, speculators and builders from Miami Beach to Seaside, Cuban cigar makers who rolled tobacco while listening to readings from Shakespeare and Marx, and migrant fruit pickers, convict laborers, and the idle rich--the range of dreamers and schemers who have struggled to remake this abundant, fragile wonderland. Written with both tenderness and alarm, Derr s book presents their competing views of Florida: a paradise to be protected and nurtured or a frontier to be exploited and conquered. 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 two other critically acclaimed books, The Frontiersman and Dog s Best Friend, and his articles have appeared in Atlantic Monthly, Natural History, Audubon, and other publications. He lives in Miami Beach with his wife, Gina Maranto.

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Some Kind of Paradise: A Chronicle of Man and the Land in Florida

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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EAN (ISBN-13): 9780813016290
ISBN (ISBN-10): 0813016290
Paperback
Publishing year: 1998
Publisher: UNIV PR OF FLORIDA
448 Pages
Weight: 0,649 kg
Language: eng/Englisch

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