The Everglades

River of Grass

Author: Marjory Stoneman Douglas

Publisher: Pineapple Press Inc

ISBN: 9781561643943

Category: Nature

Page: 447

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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.
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The Everglades

River of Grass

Author: Marjory Stoneman Douglas

Publisher: Pineapple Press Inc

ISBN: 9781561641352

Category: Nature

Page: 478

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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
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The Everglades

River of Grass

Author: Marjory Stoneman Douglas

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Everglades (Fla.)

Page: 447

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Marjory Stoneman Douglas and the Florida Everglades

Author: Sandra Wallus Sammons

Publisher: Pineapple Press Inc

ISBN: 1561644706

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 61

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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.
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Everglades

Buffalo Tiger and the River of Grass

Author: Peter Lourie

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781563977022

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 47

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An informative account of a trip into the Everglades.
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An Everglades Providence

Marjory Stoneman Douglas and the American Environmental Century

Author: Jack E. Davis

Publisher: University of Georgia Press

ISBN: 082033071X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 758

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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.
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The Everglades Experiments

Lessons for Ecosystem Restoration

Author: Curtis Richardson

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780387689234

Category: Science

Page: 702

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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.
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Lost in the River of Grass

Author: Ginny Rorby

Publisher: Carolrhoda Lab ®

ISBN: 1467731676

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 264

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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.
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Congressional Record

Proceedings and Debates of the ... Congress

Author: United States. Congress

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law

Page: N.A

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The Congressional Record is the official record of the proceedings and debates of the United States Congress. It is published daily when Congress is in session. The Congressional Record began publication in 1873. Debates for sessions prior to 1873 are recorded in The Debates and Proceedings in the Congress of the United States (1789-1824), the Register of Debates in Congress (1824-1837), and the Congressional Globe (1833-1873)
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Everglades

The Ecosystem and Its Restoration

Author: Steve Davis,John C. Ogden

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780963403025

Category: Nature

Page: 860

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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.
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