A book some are now calling a Florida classic – a book which had been out of print for decades – has been given new life. Botanist John Kunckel Small’s “From Eden to Sahara, Florida’s Tragedy" has been republished by the Seminole Soil and Water Conservation District. John Kunkel Small, was born in Pennsylvania in 1869. He became curator of The New York Botanical Gardens in 1898. In 1903 he published “Flora of the Southeastern United States” which remains one of the best reference books of its kind. His first trip to Florida was in 1901. During travel to the state over the next decades he documented its development and destruction. Author Bill Belleville wrote the introduction to the new edition of “From Eden to Sahara – Florida’s Tragedy”.
Bill Belleville wrote an introduction to “From Eden to Sahara, Florida’s Tragedy” the book, by botanist John Kunkel Small, was first published in 1929. It’s available from the Seminole Soil and Water Conservation District ---look on line. It’s also for sale at Amazon.com.
Monday, 13 June 2005 01:00
“From Eden to Sahara – Florida’s Tragedy”.Written by WGCU Newsroom