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Liquid land : a journey through the Florida Everglades

Author: Ted Levin
Publisher: Athens, Ga : The University of Georgia Press, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : English : Pbk. edView all editions and formats
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Consider just two facts about the damage done to the Everglades: half of its 14,000-square-mile expanse is gone, and saving what is left will cost at least $8.4 billion. In Liquid Land, Ted Levin  Read more...

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Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ted Levin
ISBN: 0820326720 9780820326726
OCLC Number: 63211139
Description: xvii, 286 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Environment: The ambiguities of South Florida --
The Everglades itself --
A geologic primer --
Tropical seasons --
Natural history: Mosquitoes --
Tree snails --
Frogs and frogger --
Snail kites --
Alligators --
Swamp lions --
The Mangrove Coast --
American crocodiles --
Wading birds --
Florida Bay --
Human impact: Lots of people --
Big sugar --
Reviving the Everglades --
Downstream.
Responsibility: by Ted Levin.

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Liquid Land is at once a celebration of one of our grandest national parks; a rendering of its exploitation, which has erased half of the original Everglades; and a behind-the-scenes account of tardy Read more...

 
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