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Paradise lust : searching for the Garden of Eden / Brook Wilensky-Lanford.

By: Wilensky-Lanford, Brook, 1977-
Publisher: New York : Grove Press, c2011.Description: xviii, 291 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. (some col.), maps (some col.), ports. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 0802119808; 9780802119803Subject(s): EdenDDC classification: 233/.1 LOC classification: BS1237 | .W55 2011
Contents:
Unity. The last giant man of Eden ; The Great Divide ; The serpent lesson -- Civilization. The Salt River ; Far East of Eden ; Practically Paradise ; The tree is dead, long live the tree -- Interlude : survival of the witness -- Progress. The Location Committee ; Mother Eve's great decision ; Back to the land -- Exile. An evolving creation ; The once and future Eden ; The beginning or the end? ; Last tree standing.
Summary: Contending that the search for a literal Garden of Eden has not faded with progressive understandings about evolution, a survey of modern quests to discover Eden's location reveals how the same biblical verses have inspired efforts in numerous regions.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 259-285).

Unity. The last giant man of Eden ; The Great Divide ; The serpent lesson -- Civilization. The Salt River ; Far East of Eden ; Practically Paradise ; The tree is dead, long live the tree -- Interlude : survival of the witness -- Progress. The Location Committee ; Mother Eve's great decision ; Back to the land -- Exile. An evolving creation ; The once and future Eden ; The beginning or the end? ; Last tree standing.

Contending that the search for a literal Garden of Eden has not faded with progressive understandings about evolution, a survey of modern quests to discover Eden's location reveals how the same biblical verses have inspired efforts in numerous regions.