Presented By Jack Davis

University of Florida environmental historian Jack Davis offers a brief survey of Florida history–from the pre-Spanish period to the present–showing how nature has shaped the course of human events.

Dr. Jack E. Davis is a professor of environmental history and sustainable studies at the University of Florida. He is the author or editor of several books on Florida and is a frequent contributor to Forum. His latest book, An Everglades Providence: Marjory Stoneman Douglas and the American Environmental Century, won the gold medal in nonfiction from the Florida book awards. He is now writing Gulf: The Making of an American Sea, an environmental history of the U.S. Gulf region from geological formation to the present. The book builds on an article he wrote for Forum, which was the recipient of two Charlie Awards.

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