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

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W. Morrow, 1989 - Science - 416 pages
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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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Some kind of paradise: a chronicle of man and the land in Florida

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Derr's attempt to write an environmental history of Florida falls short. While he describes the state's varied geography and how people have affected it, he concentrates heavily on the east and ... Read full review

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I am a Floridian. Some Kind of Paradise, by Mark Derr, almost makes me happy about that. But it also makes me far too sad to really claim any joy. I have not always claimed to be a Floridian. When I ... Read full review


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Three Alligators and Oranges
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About the author (1989)

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 articles have appeared in Atlantic Monthly, Natural History, Audubon, and other publications. He lives in Miami Beach.

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