"Yet the environmental history of the state, detailed in this important book . . . demands a more nuanced understanding than simply decrying the fearful statistics or scary stories of degraded conditions."
"Finally, we understand that Florida is at a dangerous crossroads in its existence. Our booming population, poorly managed to favor short-term economic gain, may finally overwhelm nature's capacity to regenerate itself. Likewise for the economy that has historically depended on it. This alone should make Paradise Lost required reading for anyone running for public office in Florida."
--Forum (Florida Humanities Council)
"A comprehensive exploration of Florida environmental history."
--Wildlife Book Reviews
Paradise Lost? situate[s] Florida's environmental problems as central topics not only in state and regional history but also in the broader environmental history of the nation.
--The Journal of Southern History
…eloquent, sophisticated, invaluable new book…
--Florida Historical Quarterly
"Useful for those interested in the history of Florida who need an introduction to the Floridian environment."
--Southwestern Mission Research Center