The Everglades: River of Grass

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Pineapple Press, 1988 - Everglades - 448 pages
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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 Copyright Libri GmbH. All rights reserved.

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User Review  - Nancy Banfield - Goodreads

From 1947, very dated. At the time, it should have opened eyes. But like any environmental topic, politics doesn't always keep up. Reading today is a different perspective. The everglades detail made ... Read full review


The Nature of the Everglades
The People of the Glades
The Discoverers

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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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