The Everglades

Author: Marjory Stoneman Douglas
Publisher: Pineapple Press Inc
ISBN: 9781561643943
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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.

Marjory Stoneman Douglas and the Florida Everglades

Author: Sandra Wallus Sammons
Publisher: Pineapple Press Inc
ISBN: 1561644706
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Biography of Marjory Stoneman Douglas, dubbed "the grandmother of the Everglades," a woman who devoted her life to teaching the importance of preserving the unique habitat of southern Florida.

An Everglades Providence

Author: Jack E. Davis
Publisher: University of Georgia Press
ISBN: 082033071X
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Profiles the suffragist, feminist, and environmentalist who fought for the preservation and protection of the Everglades and won the battle that turned it into a national wilderness area.

The Everglades Experiments

Author: Curtis Richardson
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9780387689234
Format: PDF
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The Florida Everglades ecosystem is recognised world-wide as a significant wetland whose natural processes have been altered and remain threatened. State and Federal US agencies face critical decisions about the course of conservation and restoration efforts. Synthesising nearly ten years of laboratory and field research of the Duke University Wetland Center, this book provides the long-term integrated scientific studies needed to understand the functioning of this region. Background information about the current and historical ecological conditions of the region set the context for reports of long-term research projects, while a series of gradient studies determine the effects of hydrology and nutrient changes. Subsequent sections present models for predicting responses to various conditions and analyse the studies and models, focusing on management and restoration of the Everglades.

Lost in the River of Grass

Author: Ginny Rorby
Publisher: Carolrhoda Lab ™
ISBN: 1467731676
Format: PDF, Kindle
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"I don't realize I'm crying until he glances at me. For a moment, I see the look of anguish in his eyes, then he blinks it away and slips off into the water. I immediately think of the gator. It's still down there somewhere. . . ." A science-class field trip to the Everglades is supposed to be fun, but Sarah's new at Glades Academy, and her fellow freshmen aren’t exactly making her feel welcome. When an opportunity for an unauthorized side trip on an air boat presents itself, it seems like a perfect escape—an afternoon without feeling like a sore thumb. But one simple oversight turns a joyride into a race for survival across the river of grass. Sarah will have to count on her instincts—and a guy she barely knows—if they have any hope of making it back alive.

The Book of the Everglades

Author: Susan Cerulean
Publisher: Milkweed Editions
ISBN: 9781571312600
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Offers stories, poems, scientific essays, historic accounts, and journalistic reports about the people, events, plants, and animals of this diverse and threatened ecosystem.

Everglades

Author: Steve Davis
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9780963403025
Format: PDF, ePub
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The 31 chapters provide a wealth of previously unpublished information, plus topic syntheses, for a wide range of ecological parameters. These include the physical driving forces that created and continue to shape the Everglades and patterns and processes of its flora and fauna. The book summarizes recent studies of the region's vegetation, alligators, wading birds, and endangered species such as the snail kite and Florida panther. This referee-reviewed volume is the product of collaboration among 58 international authors from 27 institutional affiliations over nearly five years. The book concludes with a synthesis of system-wide restoration hypotheses, as they apply to the Everglades, that represent the integration and a collective viewpoint from the preceding 30 chapters. Techniques and systems learned here can be applied to ecosystems around the world.

Marjory Stoneman Douglas

Author: Joanne Mattern
Publisher: ABDO Publishing Company
ISBN: 1629680745
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Extraordinary environments endure through the efforts of conservationists such as Marjory Stoneman Douglas. In this engaging biography, readers will learn about Douglas's childhood in Massachusetts, her family life and college days at Wellesley College, and her marriage to newspaper editor Kenneth Douglas. Douglas's move to Florida began her writing career as a journalist at the Miami Herald and later as a freelance writer. It also introduced her to the Everglades, which would become her favorite place and the subject of her first book, The Everglades: River of Grass. Readers will learn about Douglas's efforts to save the Everglades from pollution, degradation, and development, including establishing the Friends of the Everglades. Douglas was named Conservationist of the Year two times on her way to earning the Presidential Medal of Freedom and being enshrined in the National Women's Hall of Fame. Today, the Marjory Stoneman Douglas Award is awarded to people who fight to protect America's National Parks. Checkerboard Library is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.