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Journeys Through Paradise: Pioneering Naturalists in the Southeast

Biography / Memoir

By: Gail Fishman

306 pages, B/w photos, illus

University Press of Florida

Hardback | Apr 2001 | #121933 | ISBN: 0813018749
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Profiles thirteen men who explored North America's southeastern wilderness between 1715 and the 1940's.

This book is for those inhabited by the same desires that drove the early naturalists afield, who yearn to know wilder territory. We read it voraciously, as if in the understanding of how they loved we might also begin to do so, as if in the reliving of their lives we might recapture some vanishing part of the human psyche that must know wilderness. - Janisse Ray, author of Ecology of a Cracker Childhood; "Like the naturalists she profiles, Gail Fishman takes us on an odyssey through a time when the extraordinary diversity of the southeastern United States was first being explored and described.... Entertaining." - Steve Gatewood, executive director, Society for Ecological Restoration, Tucson; "Fishman modernizes the men and their explorations by retracing the terrain that they explored, wrote about, drew and painted. The result is an intriguing and appealing lesson in biographical and scientific history and a literary reading experience that will appeal to a wide audience." - William W. Rogers, professor of history emeritus, Florida State University"


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Biography

Gail Fishman, a freelance writer who lives in Tallahassee, has worked for the Florida Defenders of the Environment, The Nature Conservancy, and the National Audubon Society. She is a volunteer for the St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge and helped form the St. Marks Refuge Association.

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