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.

Marjory Stoneman Douglas and the Florida Everglades

Author: Sandra Wallus Sammons

Publisher: Pineapple Press Inc

ISBN: 1561644706

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 61

View: 7534

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.

Lost in the River of Grass

Author: Ginny Rorby

Publisher: Carolrhoda Lab ™

ISBN: 1467731676

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 264

View: 6978

"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.

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: 3280

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.

The Role of an Environmental NGO in the Landmark Florida Everglades Restoration

An Ethnography of Environmental Conflict Resolution with Many Twists and Turns

Author: Barbara K. Pryor

Publisher: Variocity

ISBN: 193303761X

Category: Nature

Page: 268

View: 4067

? in a region unlike any other place on Earth?Since the turn of the twentieth century, the American conflict between economic development and environmental conservation has been epitomized by the struggles between those who seek to develop and those who seek to protect the Everglades. In recent years the region has embraced the daunting challenge of protecting nearly 70 endangered or threatened species and restoring an ecosystem which has been profoundly altered, while still trying to meet growing human needs for space and natural resources. This environmental conflict centers around the successful implementation of an unprecedented, 38?year, $7.8 billion federal-state Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan (CERP). Dr. Pryor demonstrates that most of the ecological benefits for the Everglades promised in the historic CERP are riddled with conflict over many uncertainties and decades of delays which must still be resolved in order to restore this fragile River of Grass to the highest possible level.The Role of an Environmental NGO in the Landmark Florida Everglades Restoration sheds a beacon of light on this daunting challenge, providing much needed, fresh insight into the largest and most expensive environmental restoration effort in history. Dr. Pryor clearly illuminates the critical role that an environmental NGO can play as it seeks to influence the process of resolving multiparty environmental conflict such as the historic crusade to resurrect our fragile River of Grass.Dr. Pryor offers a unique ethnography for those working with nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), academicians and other tireless researchers, conflict facilitators, environmentalists, ethnographers, policymakers, scientists, students and countless other stakeholders. ?The Everglades is a test. If we pass, we may get to keep the planet.? ?Marjorie DouglassVisit Dr. Pryor's website at

The Everglades Experiments

Lessons for Ecosystem Restoration

Author: Curtis Richardson

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780387689234

Category: Science

Page: 702

View: 9718

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.


Buffalo Tiger and the River of Grass

Author: Peter Lourie

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781563977022

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 47

View: 4887

An informative account of a trip into the Everglades.

The Book of the Everglades

Author: Susan Cerulean

Publisher: Milkweed Editions

ISBN: 9781571312600

Category: Nature

Page: 257

View: 3016

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

One Night in the Everglades

Author: Ph. D. Larsen

Publisher: Taylor Trade Publications

ISBN: 0981770061

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 4455

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.


The Ecosystem and Its Restoration

Author: Steve Davis,John C. Ogden

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780963403025

Category: Nature

Page: 860

View: 7310

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: 1061

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.

Hidden Florida Keys and Everglades

Including Key Largo and Key West

Author: Candace Leslie

Publisher: Ulysses Press

ISBN: 1569758999

Category: Travel

Page: 232

View: 8726

Everglades National Park

Author: John Hamilton

Publisher: ABDO Publishing Company

ISBN: 1617842982

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 1513

Discusses the history of this national park, its geological features, trails, wildlife, dangers in the park, and efforts to preserve it.

Life in a Wetland

The Everglades

Author: Melissa Stewart

Publisher: Twenty-First Century Books

ISBN: 9780822546870

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 72

View: 6944

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: 456

"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.

Marjory Stoneman Douglas

Guardian of the Everglades

Author: Kem Knapp Sawyer

Publisher: History Compass

ISBN: 9781878668202

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 72

View: 2090

Presents the life and career of the environmentalist who has crusaded to preserve the Florida Everglades.


neue Freundschaften

Author: Jean Craighead George

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783423707923

Category: Eskimos

Page: 238

View: 2420

When Julie returns to her father's Eskimo village, she struggles to find a way to save her beloved wolves in a changing Arctic world and she falls in love with a young Siberian man.

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: 2378

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: 1476

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.