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Author: John D'Ewes Firth
Publisher: London, Glasgow, Blackie & Son, 1936.
Series: [English public schools]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView 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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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Firth, John D'Ewes, 1900-1957.
Winchester.
London, Glasgow, Blackie & Son, 1936
(OCoLC)613206879
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John D'Ewes Firth
OCLC Number: 6062584
Description: 6 preliminary leaves, 181 pages, 1 leaf frontispiece, plates 20 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.
Series Title: [English public schools]
Responsibility: by J. D'E. Firth.

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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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