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Mockingbird song [electronic resource] : ecological landscapes of the South / Jack Temple Kirby.

Author/Creator:
Kirby, Jack Temple.
Publication:
Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, c2006.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (384 p.)
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Subjects:
Human ecology -- Southern States.
Geographical perception -- Southern States.
Landscape assessment -- Southern States.
Southern States -- Environmental conditions.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
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
Contents:
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.
Notes:
Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references (p. [331]-355) and index.
ISBN:
1-4696-0519-8
0-8078-7660-7
OCLC:
642661011