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Author Cornett, Meredith W., 1968-

Title Heart of palms : my Peace Corps years in Tranquilla / Meredith W. Cornett ; foreword by Florence Reed
Published Tuscaloosa : The University of Alabama Press, 2014
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Contents Plant species mentioned in the text -- Introduction -- Part I. Seed (germination): July-December 1991 -- Armando -- Platano -- Papaya -- Teca -- Exploracion -- Agua -- Posadas -- Part II. Seedling (taking root): January-June 1992 -- Brujeria -- Limon -- Todo el mundo -- Acacia -- Hormigas -- Palmas -- Part III. Sapling (establishment): July-December 1992 -- Recursos naturales -- Donde el gringo -- La operacion -- Victor Venenoso -- Salud -- Leucaena -- Boa -- Part IV. Tree (harvest): January-June 1993 -- Demonstracion -- Almejas -- Quinceanera -- Lorena -- Miel -- Bosque -- Despedida -- Epilogue
Summary Heart of Palms is a clear-eyed memoir of Peace Corps service in the rural Panamanian village of Tranquilla through the eyes of a young American woman trained as a community forester. In the storied fifty-year history of the US Peace Corps, Heart of Palms is the first Peace Corps memoir set in Panama, the slender isthmus that connects two continents and two oceans. In her memoir, Meredith Cornett transports readers to the remote village of Tranquilla, where dugout canoes are the mainstay of daily transportation, life and nature are permeated by witchcraft, and a restful night's sleep may be dist
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Subject Cornett, Meredith W., 1968-
Peace Corps (U.S.) -- Biography.
Americans -- Panama -- Biography.
Rain forest ecology -- Panama -- History -- 20th century.
Rain forest ecology -- Panama -- San Vicente de la Tranquilla -- History -- 20th century.
Women ecologists -- Panama -- Biography.
Panama -- Environmental conditions.
San Vicente de la Tranquilla (Panama) -- Biography.
San Vicente de la Tranquilla (Panama) -- Environmental conditions.
San Vicente de la Tranquilla (Panama) -- Social life and customs.
Genre/Form Autobiographies.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0817387404 (electronic bk.)
9780817387402 (electronic bk.)