The Everglades: River of Grass

The Everglades: River of Grass

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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 new and updated Afterword, Michael Grunwald again 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781561649907
Publisher: Pineapple Press, Inc.
Publication date: 12/01/2016
Edition description: Third Edition
Pages: 448
Sales rank: 513,497
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.40(d)

Table of Contents

I The Nature of the Everglades 5

II The People of the Glades 57

III The Discoverers 80

IV The Adventurers 107

V Captives and Martyrs 128

VI The Conquerors 145

VII Three Hundred Quiet Years 168

VIII The Free People 185

IX War in the Glades: Fighting Retreat 205

X War in the Glades: The Undefeated 220

XI The Coming of Peace 246

XII White Man's Return 268

XIII Drainage and the Frontier 295

XIV Boom, Blow, Bust, and Recovery 327

XV The Eleventh Hour 349

Afterword Michael Grunwald 391

Bibliography 426

Index 434

Index for Afterword 445

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