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Marjorie Harris Carr : defender of Florida's environment

Author: Peggy Macdonald
Publisher: Gainesville : University Press of Florida, [2014]. ©2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This is the first full-length biography of Marjorie Carr, arguably one of Florida's most influential environmental activists, who dedicated her life to the study of science and conserving Florida's wildlife and wild places.
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Named Person: Marjorie Harris Carr; Marjorie Harris Carr
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peggy Macdonald
ISBN: 9780813049359 0813049350
OCLC Number: 857740647
Awards: Commended for IndieFab awards (Women's Studies) 2014
Description: 258 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Contents: Marjorie Harris Carr's girlhood: a young naturalist growing up in Florida --
Blending science and marriage in the New Deal era --
Honduras in the 1940s: a naturalist's paradise --
Marjorie Harris Carr's early conservation career --
Protecting paradise: Marjorie Harris Carr launches the campaign to save the Ocklawaha River --
Florida Defenders of the Environment and the death of the Cross Florida Barge Canal.
Responsibility: Peggy Macdonald.

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Marjorie Harris Carr (1915-1997) is best known for leading the fight against the US Army Corps of Engineers' Cross Florida Barge Canal. In this first full-length biography, Peggy Macdonald corrects  Read more...

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