The world grows round my door

the story of The Kampong, a home on the edge of the tropics by David Fairchild

Publisher: C. Scribner"s Sons, Publisher: C. Scribner"s Sons, ltd. in New York, London

Written in English
Published: Pages: 347 Downloads: 419
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Places:

  • Florida,
  • Coconut Grove.

Subjects:

  • Gardens -- Florida -- Coconut Grove,
  • Plant introduction,
  • Tropical plants

Edition Notes

Statementby David Fairchild.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsSB466.U7 K32
The Physical Object
Paginationxii p., 1 l., 347 p. incl. plates, ports.
Number of Pages347
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL6522222M
LC Control Number47030235
OCLC/WorldCa699808

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