The Everglades: River of Grass

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Pineapple Press, 1997 - Nature - 478 pages
Before 1947, when Marjory Stoneman Douglas named the Everglades a "river of grass, " most people considered the area a vast and worthless swamp. Her book brought the world's attention to the need to preserve the Everglades, a unique environment that is home to countless animal and plant species.
- A treasured classic of nature writing first published over 50 years ago
- This book launched Marjory Stoneman Douglas's fight to preserve the Florida Everglades
- Persuasive and Inspired writing captured attention all over the world
- This Anniversary Eddition offers an update by Cyril Zaneski, environmental writer for the Miami Herald, on the events affecting the Glades since 1987

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User Review  - dpevers - LibraryThing

An interesting book, but it wasn't what I thought based on the recommendation. A bit of history, a bit of science, a sprinkling of hope--mostly dashed. It goes to show how far mankind has come...and ... Read full review

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User Review  - dele2451 - LibraryThing

I once spent a couple days birding in the Everglades and I picked up this book at the visitor center on my way out. I wish I had read it before I got to Florida. Read full review

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About the author (1997)

Marjory Stoneman Douglas was one of the foremost spokespersons for Florida's environment. In her long, illustrious life and career, she was a journalist, writer, editor, publisher, and crusader for women's rights, racial justice, and nature conservation.

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