The Everglades

Author: Marjory Stoneman Douglas
Publisher: Pineapple Press Inc
ISBN: 1561643947
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Nature

Before 1947, when Marjory Stoneman Douglas named the Everglades a "river of grass," most people considered the area worthless. She brought the world's attention to the need to preserve the Everglades. In the Afterword, Michael Grunwald tells us what has happened to them since then. Grunwald points out that in 1947 the government was in the midst of establishing the Everglades National Park and turning loose the Army Corps of Engineers to control floods--both of which seemed like saviors for the Glades. But neither turned out to be the answer. Working from the research he did for his book, The Swamp, Grunwald offers an account of what went wrong and the many attempts to fix it, beginning with Save Our Everglades, which Douglas declared was "not nearly enough." Grunwald then lays out the intricacies (and inanities) of the more recent and ongoing CERP, the hugely expensive Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan.

The Everglades

Author: Marjory Stoneman Douglas
Publisher: Pineapple Press
ISBN: 1561649902
Release Date: 2016-12
Genre: History

Before 1947, when Marjory Stoneman Douglas named The Everglades a "river of grass," most people considered the area worthless. She brought the world's attention to the need to preserve the Everglades. In the new and updated Afterword, Michael Grunwald again tells us what has happened to them since then. Grunwald points out that in 1947 the government was in the midst of establishing the Everglades National Park and turning loose the Army Corps of Engineers to control floods--both of which seemed like saviors for the Glades. But neither turned out to be the answer. Working from the research he did for his book, The Swamp, Grunwald offers an account of what went wrong and the many attempts to fix it, beginning with Save Our Everglades, which Douglas declared was "not nearly enough." Grunwald then lays out the intricacies (and inanities) of the more recent and ongoing CERP, the hugely expensive Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan.

The Everglades

Author: Marjory Stoneman Douglas
Publisher: Pineapple Press Inc
ISBN: 1561641359
Release Date: 1997
Genre: Nature

Before 1947, when Marjory Stoneman Douglas named the Everglades a "river of grass, " most people considered the area a vast and worthless swamp. Her book brought the world's attention to the need to preserve the Everglades, a unique environment that is home to countless animal and plant species. - A treasured classic of nature writing first published over 50 years ago - This book launched Marjory Stoneman Douglas's fight to preserve the Florida Everglades - Persuasive and Inspired writing captured attention all over the world - This Anniversary Eddition offers an update by Cyril Zaneski, environmental writer for the Miami Herald, on the events affecting the Glades since 1987

Lost in the River of Grass

Author: Ginny Rorby
Publisher: Carolrhoda Lab ™
ISBN: 9781467731676
Release Date: 2013-08-01
Genre: Young Adult Fiction

"I don't realize I'm crying until he glances at me. For a moment, I see the look of anguish in his eyes, then he blinks it away and slips off into the water. I immediately think of the gator. It's still down there somewhere. . . ." A science-class field trip to the Everglades is supposed to be fun, but Sarah's new at Glades Academy, and her fellow freshmen aren’t exactly making her feel welcome. When an opportunity for an unauthorized side trip on an air boat presents itself, it seems like a perfect escape—an afternoon without feeling like a sore thumb. But one simple oversight turns a joyride into a race for survival across the river of grass. Sarah will have to count on her instincts—and a guy she barely knows—if they have any hope of making it back alive.

Marjory Stoneman Douglas

Author: Marjory Stoneman Douglas
Publisher: Pineapple Press Inc
ISBN: 0910923949
Release Date: 1990
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Portrays the life of the indomitable author/conservationist who dedicated her life to saving the Everglades

Welcome to the River of Grass

Author: Jane Yolen
Publisher: Putnam Publishing Group
ISBN: 0399232214
Release Date: 2001
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

While the racoon washes his food, an alligator waits for his next meal to walk by, in a factual exploration of the environment and wildlife of the Everglades.

Marjory Stoneman Douglas and the Florida Everglades

Author: Sandra Wallus Sammons
Publisher: Pineapple Press Inc
ISBN: 9781561644704
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Biography of Marjory Stoneman Douglas, dubbed "the grandmother of the Everglades," a woman who devoted her life to teaching the importance of preserving the unique habitat of southern Florida.

An Everglades Providence

Author: Jack E. Davis
Publisher: University of Georgia Press
ISBN: 9780820330716
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Profiles the suffragist, feminist, and environmentalist who fought for the preservation and protection of the Everglades and won the battle that turned it into a national wilderness area.

The Swamp

Author: Michael Grunwald
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9780743251075
Release Date: 2007-03-27
Genre: History

A history of the Everglades traces its emergence from the sea after the last ice age to its modern role as the world's largest ecosystem restoration project, an account marked by such events as Napoleon Bonaparte Borward's 1904 gubernatorial campaign, railroad and agricultural developments by the Army Corps of Engineers, and numerous political challenges. Reprint. 35,000 first printing.

Nine Florida Stories by Marjory Stoneman Douglas

Author: Marjory Stoneman Douglas
Publisher:
ISBN: 081300988X
Release Date: 1990-03-01
Genre: Fiction

"A collection of tales boiling with real estate dealers, egret poachers, rumrunners, mango growers, sportsmen, land grubbers, murderers, and mosquitoes. First printed in The Saturday Evening Post during the 1920s, '30s, and '40s, these stories constitute a rip-snorting glimpse back to a South Florida that now exists only in memory."--Miami Herald"Reflects the same concerns found in her better-known non-fiction work--a fascination with the beauty of Florida and a warning against its imminent destruction."--Tallahassee DemocratThe subjects that would fire Marjory Stoneman Douglas’s enthusiasm for the rest of her life first appeared in her short fiction published in the 1920s. Florida’s most celebrated environmentalist, the author of The Everglades: River of Grass, wrote even then about protecting South Florida’s fragile ecosystem and the state’s endangered species, about the dangers of short-sighted land development, and about Florida history. The nine stories in this first collection take place in a scattering of South Florida settings--Miami, Ft. Lauderdale, the Tamiami Trail, the Keys, the Everglades—and reveal the drama of hurricanes and plane crashes, of kidnappers, escaped convicts, and smugglers. Editor Kevin McCarthy relates each story to Douglas’s life and points out the autobiographical touches which surface frequently in her stories.

Alligator Crossing

Author: Marjory Stoneman Douglas
Publisher:
ISBN: 1571316442
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Fleeing bullies and life with his stepfamily, Henry Bunks finds a secret hideaway that becomes his observation point for activities in the Florida Everglades, legal and otherwise.

Marjory Stoneman Douglas

Author: Kem Knapp Sawyer
Publisher: History Compass
ISBN: 187866820X
Release Date: 1994
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Presents the life and career of the environmentalist who has crusaded to preserve the Florida Everglades.

Liquid Land

Author: Ted Levin
Publisher: University of Georgia Press
ISBN: 0820326720
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Nature

In "Liquid Land," Levin guides readers past the dire headlines about the Everglades' demise and into the magnificent swamp itself, where they come face-to-face with the remaining plants, animals, and landscapes that will survive only if the public protects them.

Snake in the Grass

Author: Larry Perez
Publisher: Pineapple Press Inc
ISBN: 9781561645138
Release Date: 2012
Genre: Nature

A plague is spreading throughout the Florida Everglades. The nonnative Burmese python--one of the largest snakes on the planet--is now known to be reproducing freely in the shallow waters of the famed River of Grass. Over the past decade, thousands of pythons have made themselves at home across the landscape. And though scientists work feverishly to learn as much as possible about this unprecedented invader, methods of control remain elusive. Many questions remain in the wake of this troubling discovery. How far north might Burmese pythons venture from the Everglades wilderness? What might their presence mean for the countless birds and mammals--some of them endangered--with which south Florida has become synonymous? And does history seem poised to repeat itself as new, large reptiles are discovered to be thriving in the area's favorable climate? An Everglades naturalist describes how the story unfolding in the Florida Everglades provides new opportunities to revisit our understanding of wilderness and man's place within it.