The Everglades and Other Essays Relating to Southern Florida

By: Gifford, John

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SIGNED by the Author. -------------- During his 1904 campaign to be elected governor of Florida, Napoleon Bonaparte Broward (to whom this book is dedicated) promised to drain the Everglades, sparking a real estate boom in south Florida. -------- John Gifford enthusiastically endorsed the land drainage movement and helped it along by introducing non-native trees that would dry up the wetlands. He was the first American to receive a doctorate in Forestry and also a real estate entrepreneur. ------- He introduced the Australian melaleuca, which has literally taken over many natural communities, crowding out the area's valued native species. -------------- Green cloth with decoration; 8vo; 8 inches tall; 226 pages plus an index; Illustrated. Bindings a bit shaken with a weak rear hinge. Text clean, light even toning. Moderate shelf handling wear. Boards show handling wear.

Title: The Everglades and Other Essays Relating to Southern Florida

Author Name: Gifford, John

Categories: Other,

Edition: 2nd Edition

Publisher: Miami, Florida, Everglade Land Sales CO: 1912

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Good

Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Type: Book

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 011755