The American South is generally warmer, wetter, weedier, snakier, and more insect infested and disease prone than other regions of the country. It is alluring to the scientifically and poetically minded alike. With Mockingbird Song, Jack Temple Kirby offers a personal and passionate recounting of the centuries-old human-nature relationship in the South. Exhibiting violent cycles of growth, abandonment, dereliction, resettlement, and reconfiguration, this relationship, Kirby suggests, has the sometimes melodious, sometimes cacophonous vocalizations of the region's emblematic avian, the m
Prologue: An orientation mostly along St. Johns River Original civilizations Plantation traditions Commoners and the commons Matanzas and mastery Enchantment and equilibrium Cities of clay Epilogue: Postmodern landscapes.
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