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The book of the Everglades

Author: Susan Cerulean
Publisher: Minneapolis, Minn. : Milkweed Editions, 2002.
Series: Literature for a land ethic.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Many may not realize that the Everglades National Park is cut off from the water that gives it life. Its ecosystem begins well above the park's boundary, extending more than three hundred miles from the Kissimmee River (near Tampa and Orlando) southward through Florida Bay. It is the most endangered ecosystem in North America. The Book of the Everglades is a story of how much was changed when the vast river of grass  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Susan Cerulean
ISBN: 1571312609 9781571312600
OCLC Number: 47989900
Description: xvi, 257 pages : maps ; 23 cm
Contents: The Everglades : an ecology in five parts / Susan Cerulean & Jono Miller --
The river and the plain / Archie Carr --
Two hunters / Betty Mae Jumper --
Welcome to Dike Okeechobee / Julie Hauserman --
Lost gourds and spent soils on the shores of Okeechobee / Gary Paul Nabhan --
The sweet hereafter : our craving for sugar starves the Everglades and fattens politicians / Paul Roberts --
Losing ground: soil subsidence in the Everglades / Juanita Greene --
Everglades National Park fiftieth anniversary : homage to a magical place / Carl Hiaasen --
The corn lady / Betty Mae Jumper --
A culture endangered / Jeff Klinkenberg --
This path don't lead to Miami : Everglades treks of the 1800s / Jan Godown --
The stork and the sparrow / Don Stap --
Straws in a swimming pool / Michele Hatton --
Putting down roots : exotics in the Everglades / Sharon Rauch --
Path of the panther / Charles Fergus --
A green hell / Susan Orlean --
The lightning bug and the moth / Jono Miller --
The most valuable bird / Susan Diane Jewett --
The last days of Florida Bay / Carl Hiaasen --
Saving our tails / June Wiaz --
A snail's race / Renée Ripple --
A call for restoration / Paul N. Gray --
Prayer for the Everglades / Lola Haskins.
Series Title: Literature for a land ethic.
Responsibility: edited by Susan Cerulean.

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With the spice of Southern storytelling, "The Book of the Everglades" brings to light the outlandish results of humankind's attempts to control and redesign nature. Journalists, essayists, poets, and  Read more...

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