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Journeys Through Paradise : Pioneering Naturalists in the Southeast.

Author: Gail Fishman
Publisher: Gainesville : University Press of Florida, 2017.
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Following the original steps of pioneering naturalists, Gail Fishman profiles thirteen men who explored North America's southeastern wilderness between 1715 and the 1940s, including John James Audubon, Mark Catesby, John and William Bartram, John Muir, and Alvan Wentworth Chapman. The book is also Fishman's personal travelogue as she experiences the landscape through their eyes and describes the changes that have  Read more...
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Fishman, Gail.
Journeys Through Paradise : Pioneering Naturalists in the Southeast.
Gainesville : University Press of Florida, ©2017
Named Person: Gail Fishman; Gail Fishman
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Gail Fishman
ISBN: 9780813063249 0813063248
OCLC Number: 982012093
Description: 1 online resource (259 pages)
Contents: Cover; Title Page; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; List of Illustration; Preface; Introduction; 1 · First Contact; 2 · Illuminating Natural History; 3 · The Bartram Legacy; 4 · The Intriguing Naturalist; 5 · A Peculiar Liking for Insects; 6 · The Lovely Face of Nature; 7 · The Man Who Painted Birds; 8 · The Garden of Eden; 9 · Medicine Man; 10 · Walking in Heaven's Light; 11 · A Voice for Florida Conservation; 12 · Saving a Swamp; Appendix; Notes; Selected Bibliography; Index.

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