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An Everglades providence : Marjory Stoneman Douglas and the American environmental century

Author: Jack E Davis
Publisher: Athens : University of Georgia Press, ©2009.
Series: Environmental history and the American South.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Document : Biography : State or province government publication   Computer File : EnglishView all editions and formats
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No one did more than Marjory Stoneman Douglas to transform the Everglades from the country's most maligned swamp into its most beloved wetland. By the late twentieth century, her name and her classic work: The Everglades: River of Grass had become synonymous with Everglades protection. The crusading resolve and boundless energy of this implacable elder won the hearts of an admiring public while confounding her  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographie
Biographies
Biography
History
Named Person: Marjory Stoneman Douglas; Marjory Stoneman Douglas; Marjory Stoneman Douglas
Material Type: Biography, Document, Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jack E Davis
ISBN: 9780820330716 082033071X 9780820337791 082033779X
OCLC Number: 225874022
Awards: Commended for Florida Book Award (Florida Nonfiction) 2009
Description: xxv, 758 pages, [26] of plates : illustrations, map ; 24 cm.
Contents: Foreword / Paul S. Sutter --
1. Journey's End --
2. River of Life --
3. Lineage --
4. Mr. Smith's "Reconnaissance" --
5. Birth and Despair --
6. Suicide --
7. Growing Up --
8. Frank's Journey --
9. The Sovereign --
10. Wellesley --
11. Reports --
12. Marriage --
13. By Violence --
14. Killing Mr. Bradley --
15. A New Life --
16. Conservationists --
17. Rights --
18. World War --
19. Land Booms --
20. The Galley Slave --
21. Hurricanes --
22. Stories --
23. The Proposal --
24. The Book Idea --
25. The Park Idea --
26. Dedications --
27. An Unnecessary Drought --
28. Perishing and Publishing --
29. Grassroots --
30. The Jetport --
31. The Conversion --
32. Regionalism and Environmentalism --
33. The Kissimmee --
34. Grande Dame --
35. Justice and Equality --
36. The Gathering Twilight --
Epilogue: "Without Me."
Series Title: Environmental history and the American South.
Responsibility: Jack E. Davis.
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