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The swamp

Author: Michael Grunwald
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The Swamp is the story of the destruction and possible resurrection of the Everglades, the saga of man's abuse of nature in southern Florida and his unprecedented efforts to make amends. Michael Grunwald, a prize-winning national reporter for The Washington Post, takes readers on a journey from the Ice Ages to the present, illuminating the natural, social and political history of one of America's most beguiling but  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Grunwald
ISBN: 0743251059 9780743251051
OCLC Number: 70686427
Description: 450 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction : "a treasure for our country" --
pt. 1. The natural Everglades --
1. Grassy water --
2. The intruders --
3. Quagmire --
4. A new vision --
5. Drainage gets railroaded --
pt. 2. Draining the Everglades --
6. The reclamation of a kingly domain --
7. The father of South Florida --
8. Protect the birds --
9. "Water will run downhill!" --
10. Land by the gallon --
11. Nature's revenge --
12. "Everglades permanence now assured" --
13. Taming the Everglades --
pt. 3. Restoring the Everglades --
14. Making peace with nature --
15. Repairing the Everglades --
16. Something in the water --
17. Something for everyone --
18. Endgame --
Epilogue : the future of the Everglades.
Responsibility: Michael Grunwald.
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"The Swamp is the story of the destruction and possible resurrection of the Everglades, the saga of man's abuse of nature in southern Florida and his unprecedented efforts to make amends. Michael Grunwald, a prize-winning national reporter for The Washington Post, takes readers on a journey from the Ice Ages to the present, illuminating the natural, social and political history of one of America's most beguiling but least understood patches of land."--Jacket.

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