Everglades River of Grass, 60th Anniversary Edition

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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...

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Overview

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.

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"This beautiful and bitter, sweet and savage book may be recommended not only to all residents and tourists of Florida, but to all readers concerned with American life and the great relations of man to nature."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781561643943
  • Publisher: Pineapple Press, Inc.
  • Publication date: 9/28/2007
  • Edition description: 60th Edition
  • Edition number: 60
  • Pages: 447
  • Sales rank: 166,091
  • Product dimensions: 5.20 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 1.40 (d)

Table of Contents


The Nature of the Everglades     5
The People of the Glades     57
The Discoverers     80
The Adventurers     107
Captives and Martyrs     128
The Conquerors     145
Three Hundred Quiet Years     168
The Free People     185
War in the Glades: Fighting Retreat     205
War in the Glades: The Undefeated     220
The Coming of Peace     246
White Man's Return     268
Drainage and the Frontier     295
Boom, Blow, Bust, and Recovery     327
The Eleventh Hour     349
Afterword   Michael Grunwald     391
Bibliography     426
Index     434
Index for Afterword     445
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  • Posted March 25, 2009

    A brilliant environmental classic!

    Marjory Stoneman Douglas was an incredible woman who many credit for single-handedly launching the movement that protected and preserved the Everglades. This book is a must-read, especially for students of environmental studies.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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