The Swamp

Author: Michael Grunwald
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0743251075
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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.

Summary The Swamp

Author: BusinessNews Publishing
Publisher: Primento
ISBN: 2511002574
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The must-read summary of Michael Grunwald's book: “The Swamp: The Everglades, Florida, and the Politics Paradise”. This complete summary of "The Swamp" by Michael Grunwald, a renowned American journalist and writer, presents his account of the destruction and possible resurrection of the Everglades, the saga of man's abuse of nature in southern Florida and his unprecedented efforts to make amends. Added-value of this summary: • Save time • Understand the history and importance of Florida's Everglades • Expand your knowledge of American politics and environmental conservation To learn more, read "The Swamp" and discover the costly project to save what was once regarded as America's wasteland.

A Land Remembered

Author: Patrick D. Smith
Publisher: Pineapple Press Inc
ISBN: 9781561642243
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Traces the story of the MacIvey family of Florida from 1858 to 1968.

The Everglades

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

The Mirage

Author: T.C. Bennett
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 9781467046893
Format: PDF
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The skies above the Angeles Crest mountains grew dark, an unending dark, while a lone campfile raged, illuminating half of Horse Flats camp area. The fames' tips rose upon their demonic haunches, hissing, whipping, and breathing, thawing the young blase faces, who with their multi-hued complexions lolled around the campfire. Finally these boys, who were from every region of Southern California, could take a break and smile-some for the first time.

Finding Florida

Author: T. D. Allman
Publisher: Open Road + Grove/Atlantic
ISBN: 0802193730
Format: PDF, ePub
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Longlisted for the National Book Award and a Kirkus Reviews Best Nonfiction Book of the Year Over the centuries, Florida has been many things: an unconquered realm protected by geography, a wilderness that ruined Spanish conquistadors, “god’s waiting room,” and a place to start over. Depopulated after the extermination of its original native population, today it’s home to nineteen million. The site of vicious racial violence, including massacres, slavery, and the roll-back of Reconstruction, Florida is now one of our most diverse states, a dynamic multicultural place with an essential role in 21st-century America. In Finding Florida, journalist T.D. Allman reclaims the remarkable history of Florida from the state’s mythologizers, apologists, and boosters. Allman traces the discovery, exploration, and settlement of Florida, its transformation from a swamp to “paradise.” Palm Beach, Key West, Miami, Tampa, and Orlando boomed, fortunes were won and lost, land was stolen and flipped, and millions arrived. The product of a decade of research and writing, Finding Florida is a highly original, stylish, and masterful work, the first modern comprehensive history of this fascinating place.

Liquid Land

Author: Ted Levin
Publisher: University of Georgia Press
ISBN: 9780820326726
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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In "Liquid Land," Levin guides readers past the dire headlines about the Everglades' demise and into the magnificent swamp itself, where they come face-to-face with the remaining plants, animals, and landscapes that will survive only if the public protects them.

The New New Deal

Author: Michael Grunwald
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1451642326
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Reveals lesser-known aspects of the stimulus bill while explaining how the Obama administration's progressive steps have prevented an imminent depression while supporting clean energy, health care, education reform, and other positive agendas.

Government and Politics in Florida

Author: J. Edwin Benton
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780813031705
Format: PDF, ePub
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For more than fifteen years, Government and Politics in Florida has been the only book to offer authoritative information on the operations of government and nuances of politics in the Sunshine State. Published in two editions (1991 and 1998) under the editorship of Robert Huckshorn, the book has consistently featured contributions by Florida's most well-known and respected political scientists. Now edited by Edwin Benton, the third edition retains all of the chapters from the previous edition--though all have been revised and many rewritten by new authors. There are also entirely new chapters on the critical policy areas of education, public welfare, and health care, and one on intergovernmental relations. A chapter in the second edition on public opinion and interest groups has been divided into two chapters, one focusing on political culture and political attitudes, the other focusing on interest groups. A final, concluding chapter ties together the volume and speculates about the future of government and politics in Florida. From executive branch to legislature, from the court system to political parties, there is no other book that serves as a better introductory text for courses on Florida government.

Hidden History of Everglades City and Points Nearby

Author: Maureen Sullivan-Hartung
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 1614231281
Format: PDF
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This book is a collection of quirky and fun stories about the history of Everglades City. Drawing from the author's time as a reporter for the Everglades City Echo, this book will chronicle lesser-known stories about the area. The book discusses the original pioneer families of Everglades City, and the time when this city was the governing center of Collier County. It goes on to chronicle colorful characters from the area, local landmarks, and the annual Seafood Festival that draws 20,000 people to the city every year.