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Author Nicholls, Steve.

Title Paradise found : nature in America at the time of discovery / Steve Nicholls.

Publication Info. Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2009.


Location Call No. Status
 Berlin-Peck Memorial Library - Non Fiction  508.7 NICHOLLS    Check Shelf
 Glastonbury, Welles-Turner Memorial Library - Adult Department  508.7 NICHOLLS    Check Shelf
 Manchester, Main Library - Non Fiction  508.7 NICHOLLS    Check Shelf
 Mansfield, Main Library - Adult Nonfiction  508.7 NICHOLLS    Check Shelf
 New Britain, Main Library - Non Fiction  508.7 N52    Check Shelf
 Simsbury Public Library - Non Fiction  508.7 NICHOLLS    Check Shelf
 South Windsor Public Library - Non Fiction  508.7 N51P    Check Shelf
 Windsor, Main Library - Adult Department  508.7 NI    Check Shelf
Description x, 524 pages ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [461]-493) and index.
Contents A different world -- The discovery of paradise -- Abundant ocean -- Sea of whales -- Living in paradise -- Angels from the North -- Earthly paradise or earthly Hades? -- Poll, Ben, and Martha -- Souls and furs -- Gathering of waters -- A sea of islands -- Islands in the sea -- La Florida -- ...To shining sea -- Blessings fit for the use of man -- Rivers of fish -- Wilderness cathedral -- The great stillness -- Devils in paradise -- A new world?
Summary Here Steve Nicholls demonstrates with both historical narrative and scientific inquiry just what an amazing place North America was and how it looked when the explorers first found it.
Subject Natural history -- North America.
North America -- Discovery and exploration.
Nature -- Effect of human beings on -- North America -- History.
North America -- Environmental conditions -- History.
ISBN 9780226583402 cloth alkaline paper
0226583406 cloth
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