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Waking up in Eden : in pursuit of an impassioned life on an imperiled island

Author: Lucinda Fleeson
Publisher: Chapel Hill, N.C. : Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Recounts the author's decision to leave her big-city job and move to the island of Kauai to work at the National Tropical Botanical Garden, an exotic vocation that exposed her to both Hawaii's natural wonders and the endangered species that are falling prey to invasive plants, animals, and humans.
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Named Person: Lucinda Fleeson; Lucinda Fleeson
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lucinda Fleeson
ISBN: 9781565124868 1565124863
OCLC Number: 244419811
Description: 310 p. : map ; 21 cm.
Contents: Discovery --
Solitary expeditions --
Treasure island --
This is the boondocks --
They're all lost --
The secret garden --
They were one of us --
Mission --
Digging in --
Chicken skin --
My plantation cottage --
Sow a seed, reap a life's work --
Local style --
Alien species --
The rosetta stone of evolution --
Light after darkness --
Hearts in the snow --
A walk on Mahaulepu : deconstructing extinction --
Mango madness --
Last tango in paradise --
Living well is the best revenge --
The pansy craze --
A Kapu on the garden --
New wave luau --
Last harvest --
In a heartbeat everything changes --
Resolution --
Macbeth --
Never too late --
Obake --
Renegade plant rescuer --
Saying goodbye to a garden.
Responsibility: Lucinda Fleeson.

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Recounts the author's decision to leave her big-city job and move to the island of Kauai to work at the National Tropical Botanical Garden, an exotic vocation that exposed her to both Hawaii's natural wonders and the endangered species that are falling prey to invasive plants, animals, and humans.

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