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Summer of the dragon

Author: Don Goodman
Publisher: Gainesville, FL : Gainesville Association for the Creative Arts, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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"For all practical purposes, naturalists and unenlightened civilians dwell on different planets. Botanical gardens director Don Goodman was born a hardwired naturalist and shares the secrets of this unique perspective in tales of a lifetime of interactions with animals and plants ... from the magical boyhood incident when two snake eggs hatched in his hand to the loss of his right arm to a horrifying attack by a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Don Goodman
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Don Goodman
ISBN: 9781892937308 1892937301
OCLC Number: 124044938
Description: 222 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: The unnatural side of naturalists --
Grundoon and friends --
Dillers, salamanders and toads by the gallon --
Snake stories --
Gardening in purgatory --
Student days in Hogtown --
Floating the Ichetucknee --
The catmobile --
Devil's dung by any other name would smell as sweet --
Pests in paradise --
A high man for high office --
The right staff --
Secrets of Victoria --
Phytoamericana: the Ben Franklin tree --
Green treasures --
Summer of the dragon --
Living single-handed --
Interacting with alligators: the rules of engagement have changed --
The search for Noah's ark... and truth --
Where have all the green snakes gone?
Responsibility: Don Goodman.

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"For all practical purposes, naturalists and unenlightened civilians dwell on different planets. Botanical gardens director Don Goodman was born a hardwired naturalist and shares the secrets of this unique perspective in tales of a lifetime of interactions with animals and plants ... from the magical boyhood incident when two snake eggs hatched in his hand to the loss of his right arm to a horrifying attack by a giant alligator. Thrown into the mix are laugh-out-loud stories of student misadventures, colorful eccentrics ..."--Page 4 of cover.

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