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.

Lost in the River of Grass

Author: Ginny Rorby
Publisher: Carolrhoda Lab ™
ISBN: 1467731676
Format: PDF, ePub
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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.

Marjory Stoneman Douglas

Author: Marjory Stoneman Douglas
Publisher: Pineapple Press Inc
ISBN: 9780910923941
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Portrays the life of the indomitable author/conservationist who dedicated her life to saving the Everglades

Welcome to the River of Grass

Author: Jane Yolen
Publisher: Putnam Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780399232213
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While the racoon washes his food, an alligator waits for his next meal to walk by, in a factual exploration of the environment and wildlife of the Everglades.

The Swamp

Author: Michael Grunwald
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0743251075
Format: PDF, ePub
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A history of the Everglades traces its emergence from the sea after the last ice age to its modern role as the world's largest ecosystem restoration project, an account marked by such events as Napoleon Bonaparte Borward's 1904 gubernatorial campaign, railroad and agricultural developments by the Army Corps of Engineers, and numerous political challenges. Reprint. 35,000 first printing.

Alligator Crossing

Author: Marjory Stoneman Douglas
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781571316448
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Fleeing bullies and life with his stepfamily, Henry Bunks finds a secret hideaway that becomes his observation point for activities in the Florida Everglades, legal and otherwise.

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.

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.

Marjory Stoneman Douglas

Author: Kem Knapp Sawyer
Publisher: History Compass
ISBN: 9781878668202
Format: PDF
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Presents the life and career of the environmentalist who has crusaded to preserve the Florida Everglades.

Tales of Old Florida

Author: Frank Oppel
Publisher: Castle Books
ISBN: 9781555212254
Format: PDF, Mobi
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One hundred years ago, Florida was a wilderness of swamp and beach, dense forest and abundant wild game. Undiscovered, except for a few pioneer sportsmen and hearty farmers and ranchers, the state was still a frontier. True, a few towns flourished on the fishing and the Caribbean trade, but it was generally a sleepy place, far removed from the later boom of the 1920s. Here is a collection of original articles and stories of the old Florida, of hunters and Indians, the development of the sportsman's paradise, the vast canvas of nature prior to the coming of the condominium. Illustrated with rare drawings, photographs and engravings, this book will recreate a paradise that can never be again.