306 pages, B/w photos, illus
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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