The Everglades: River of Grass

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Pineapple Press Inc, 2007 - 447 pagine
Before 1947, when Marjory Stoneman Douglas named The Everglades a "river of grass," most people considered the area worthless. She brought the world's attention to the need to preserve The Everglades. In the Afterword, Michael Grunwald tells us what has happened to them since then. Grunwald points out that in 1947 the government was in the midst of establishing the Everglades National Park and turning loose the Army Corps of Engineers to control floods--both of which seemed like saviors for the Glades. But neither turned out to be the answer. Working from the research he did for his book, The Swamp, Grunwald offers an account of what went wrong and the many attempts to fix it, beginning with Save Our Everglades, which Douglas declared was "not nearly enough." Grunwald then lays out the intricacies (and inanities) of the more recent and ongoing CERP, the hugely expensive Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan.
 

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Sommario

The Nature of the Everglades
5
The People of the Glades
57
The Discoverers
80
The Adventurers
107
Captives and Martyrs
128
The Conquerors
145
Three Hundred Quiet Years
168
The Free People
185
The Coming of Peace
246
White Mans Return
268
Drainage and the Frontier
295
Boom Blow Bust and Recovery
327
The Eleventh Hour
349
Afterword by Michael Grunwald
391
Bibliography
426
Index
438

Fighting Retreat
205
The Undefeated
220

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Informazioni sull'autore (2007)

Marjory Stoneman Douglas is considered by many to be the first lady of the Everglades. What others called a worthless swamp, she dubbed the "river of grass," and she fought fiercely to protect and revive the Everglades in her lifetime. Her autobiography, Marjorie Stoneman Douglas: Voice of the River, is the story of a strong-willed, determined woman who let nothing stand in the way of accomplishing her goals and living "my own life in my own way." Everglades: River of Grass chronicles her involvement in Everglades affairs.

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