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By Jack E. Davis

ISBN-10: 082033071X

ISBN-13: 9780820330716

ISBN-10: 082033779X

ISBN-13: 9780820337791

No one did greater than Marjory Stoneman Douglas to remodel the Everglades from the country's so much maligned swamp into its so much loved wetland. through the overdue 20th century, her identify and her vintage The Everglades: River of Grass had turn into synonymous with Everglades safeguard. The crusading get to the bottom of and boundless strength of this implacable elder gained the hearts of an admiring public whereas confounding her opponents—growth retailers rationale on having their method with the Everglades. Douglas's efforts eventually earned her a spot between a trifling handful of people venerated as a namesake of a countrywide wasteland area.

In the 1st complete biography of Douglas, Jack E. Davis explores the 108-year lifetime of this compelling lady. Douglas was once greater than an environmental activist. She was once a suffragist, an entire life feminist and supporter of the period, a champion of social justice, and an writer of various literary expertise. She got here of age actually and professionally in the course of the American environmental century, the century within which americans mobilized an unheard of well known flow to counter the both remarkable liberties that they had taken in exploiting, polluting, and destroying the ordinary world.

The Everglades have been a dwelling barometer of America's frequently tentative shift towards better environmental accountability. Reconstructing this greater photograph, Davis recounts the shifts in Douglas's personal existence and her instrumental function in 4 vital advancements that contributed to Everglades safety: the making of a favorable wetland photo, the construction of a countrywide park, the increasing impression of ecological technology, and the increase of the trendy environmental flow. within the grand yet beleaguered Everglades, which Douglas got here to appreciate is an unlimited common method that helps human lifestyles, she observed nature's providence.

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