The Everglades

River of Grass

Author: Marjory Stoneman Douglas

Publisher: Pineapple Press Inc

ISBN: 9781561643943

Category: Nature

Page: 447

View: 4462

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.

Marjory Stoneman Douglas and the Florida Everglades

Author: Sandra Wallus Sammons

Publisher: Pineapple Press Inc

ISBN: 1561644706

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 61

View: 8787

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.

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

View: 9831

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.

Lost in the River of Grass

Author: Ginny Rorby

Publisher: Carolrhoda Lab ™

ISBN: 1467731676

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 264

View: 3326

"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.

The Everglades Experiments

Lessons for Ecosystem Restoration

Author: Curtis Richardson

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780387689234

Category: Science

Page: 702

View: 985

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.

The Book of the Everglades

Author: Susan Cerulean

Publisher: Milkweed Editions

ISBN: 9781571312600

Category: Nature

Page: 257

View: 8782

Offers stories, poems, scientific essays, historic accounts, and journalistic reports about the people, events, plants, and animals of this diverse and threatened ecosystem.


The Ecosystem and Its Restoration

Author: Steve Davis,John C. Ogden

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780963403025

Category: Nature

Page: 860

View: 3905

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.

Marjory Stoneman Douglas

Author: Joanne Mattern

Publisher: ABDO Publishing Company

ISBN: 1629680745

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 6053

Extraordinary environments endure through the efforts of conservationists such as Marjory Stoneman Douglas. In this engaging biography, readers will learn about Douglas's childhood in Massachusetts, her family life and college days at Wellesley College, and her marriage to newspaper editor Kenneth Douglas. Douglas's move to Florida began her writing career as a journalist at the Miami Herald and later as a freelance writer. It also introduced her to the Everglades, which would become her favorite place and the subject of her first book, The Everglades: River of Grass. Readers will learn about Douglas's efforts to save the Everglades from pollution, degradation, and development, including establishing the Friends of the Everglades. Douglas was named Conservationist of the Year two times on her way to earning the Presidential Medal of Freedom and being enshrined in the National Women's Hall of Fame. Today, the Marjory Stoneman Douglas Award is awarded to people who fight to protect America's National Parks. Checkerboard Library is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.


Buffalo Tiger and the River of Grass

Author: Peter Lourie

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781563977022

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 47

View: 4187

An informative account of a trip into the Everglades.

Hidden Florida Keys and Everglades

Including Key Largo and Key West

Author: Candace Leslie

Publisher: Ulysses Press

ISBN: 1569758999

Category: Travel

Page: 232

View: 8911

One Night in the Everglades

Author: Ph. D. Larsen

Publisher: Taylor Trade Publications

ISBN: 0981770061

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 2592

Follow two scientists as they spend a night in the Everglades collecting water samples, photographing wildlife, and sloshing through marshes in an attempt to understand this mysterious ecosystem. Part of a long-term effort to return the Everglades to a natural state after a century of development, the scientists try to figure out what the “river of grass” was like prior to human settlement. Along the way, they deal with razor-sharp sawgrass and alligators and turtles and are even surprised by the sudden presence of what is known in the Everglades as a “frog gigger”—one who hunts and collects frogs for food! Published in cooperation with the Long Term Ecological Research Network, which is funded by the National Science Foundation.

Life in a Wetland

The Everglades

Author: Melissa Stewart

Publisher: Twenty-First Century Books

ISBN: 9780822546870

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 72

View: 6551

Describes the ecology of plants and animals in Everglades National Park, a wetland in South Florida.

The Book Lover's Guide to Florida

Author: Kevin M. McCarthy

Publisher: Pineapple Press Inc

ISBN: 9781561640126

Category: Travel

Page: 512

View: 3795

"Here is the book lover's literary tour of Florida, an exhaustive survey of writers, books, and literary sites in every part of the state. The state is divided into ten areas and each one is described from a literary point of view. You will learn what authors lived in or wrote about a place, which books describe the place, what important movies were made there, even the literary trivia which the true Florida book lover will want to know. You can use the book as a travel guide to a new way to see the state, as an armchair guide to a better understanding of our literary heritage, or as a guide to what to read next time you head to a bookstore or library."--Publisher.

Paddling the Everglades Wilderness Waterway

Your All-in-One Guide to Florida's 99-Mile Treasure plus 17 Day and Overnight Trips

Author: Holly Genzen,Anne Sullivan

Publisher: Menasha Ridge Press

ISBN: 0897328981

Category: Travel

Page: 200

View: 6161

For anyone who has ever dreamed of truly experiencing America's unique Everglades National Park, there is only one way: by canoe or kayak. And Paddling the Everglades Wilderness Waterway is the all-in-one guide for safe adventure on this spectacular 99-mile route. No time for such days-long expeditions? No matter. Authors Holly Genzen and Anne McCrary Sullivan entice with their favorite day- and overnight trips from various Everglades departure points. Having spent years exploring this maritime labyrinth, the authors now share their intimate knowledge of historic Everglades rivers and bays, the endless horizon of its Gulf Coast, the eerie beauty of its mangrove forests, and the secrets of ancient tribes and early-American pioneers who left their distinctive traces. Descriptions of wildlife abound (the birds! the alligators!), as do the details of exquisite flora that flourishes here. But Genzen and Sullivan do not skimp on practicalities nor on threats to this environment. Safety, weather, insects, food, fresh water, and camping on rustic "chickee" platforms stilted above the rivers all earn many pages here. As does what lies in store for the timeless but fragile Everglades ecology. This book is a treasure trove for all paddlers—from novices to champions.

More than Petticoats: Remarkable Florida Women

Author: E. Lynne Wright

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0762762527

Category: History

Page: 168

View: 9142

More than Petticoats: Remarkable Florida Women, 2nd Edition celebrates the women who shaped the Sunshine State. Short, illuminating biographies and archival photographs and paintings tell the stories of women from across the state who served as teachers, writers, entrepreneurs, and artists.

The Everglades, Florida Bay, and Coral Reefs of the Florida Keys

An Ecosystem Sourcebook

Author: James Porter

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1420039415

Category: Science

Page: 1024

View: 7347

Providing a synthesis of basic and applied research, The Everglades, Florida Bay, and Coral Reefs of the Florida Keys: An Ecosystem Sourcebook takes an encyclopedic look at how to study and manage ecosystems connected by surface and subsurface water movements. The book examines the South Florida hydroscape, a series of ecosystems linked by hydrology in a region of intense human development and profound modifications to the natural environment. The book presents scientific studies in the South Florida Hydroscape, discusses policy and management by government and nonprofit groups, and explores how the whole watershed approach must be used to successfully protect coral reefs. The contributions range from the traditional to the controversial, questioning current management schemes and summarizing the results of state-of-the-art research. Billions of dollars, countless man-hours, and innumerable resources have been spent studying the various South Florida ecosystems and how they are linked. The Everglades, Florida Bay, and Coral Reefs of the Florida Keys: An Ecosystem Sourcebook shows you how the principles learned in this region can be applied to other tropical and subtropical hydroscapes.

Adventure Guide to the Florida Keys and Everglades National Park

Author: Bruce Morris

Publisher: Hunter Publishing, Inc

ISBN: 9781588434036

Category: Travel

Page: 344

View: 2306

It's all here Detailed regional and town maps feature walking and driving tours. Then come the adventures - fishing, canoeing, hiking, rafting, llama trips and more. Never galloped along a beach on horseback, trekked up a mountain, explored ancient sites? Adventure Guides include extensive lists of recommended outfitters, with all contact details - e-mail, website, phone number and location. From partying in colourful Key West to taking an airboat ride in the Everglades to fishing for marlin off Key Largo, this region is teeming with things to do. Explore historic forts or canoe a wilderness trail. Watch for wildlife in coastal marshes or frolic with dolphins. Covers all the parks, reserves and natural areas in detail.

Everglades Wildflowers

A Field Guide to Wildflowers of the Historic Everglades, including Big Cypress, Corkscrew, and Fakahatchee Swamps

Author: Roger L. Hammer

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1493014595

Category: Nature

Page: 256

View: 3001

The Everglades region is a mosaic of interconnected ecosystems where a slight elevation change can lead you from dry, rocky pinelands and shady hardwood hammocks to flooded grassy prairies and deep, mysterious swamps. Fascinating wildflowers abound in every habitat. This full-color, expanded second edition contains beautiful photos, easy-to-understand descriptions, and interesting facts about 362 wildflowers that inhabit this picturesque region.