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.
Try this search over all volumes: "Sanford himself introduced blood and Jaffa oranges — neither of which is extensively cultivated anymore in Florida — to his groves on Lake Monroe in the mid- 1880s."
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Review: Some Kind of Paradise: A Chronicle of Man and the Land in FloridaUser Review - Mike - Goodreads
Mark Derr writes broadly, sweepingly, and adeptly in this book, which reads like a collection of essays all unified by their theme of Floridian culture. This is not your typical book on Florida ... Read full review
Review: Some Kind of Paradise: A Chronicle of Man and the Land in FloridaUser Review - Kathy - Goodreads
A history of Florida. Flagler's railroad,work camps, land acquistion, real estate development, the near decimation of the bird population, the Cross Florida Barge Canal, turning swamps into subdivision, Crackers, Conchs, and so much more. Read full review
Two The American Riviera
Three Alligators and Oranges
Four The Middle Kingdom
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