The Everglades: River of Grass

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Pineapple Press, 1997 - Nature - 478 pages
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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

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User Review  - Matt Baggett - Goodreads

Stupendous nature prose. The first part of the book where she describes the timeless sea and actions of the wind and the movement of the earth are some of the best nature writing I've ever read. Read full review

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User Review  - Wendy - Goodreads

Such an honor to read this book about the woman who, more than anyone else, we can thank for the fragments of the Everglades that survive today. A naturalist who works at the Everglades says, "The ... Read full review

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Marjory Stoneman Douglas was one of the foremost spokespersons for Florida's environment. In her long, illustrious life and career, she was a journalist, writer, editor, publisher, and crusader for women's rights, racial justice, and nature conservation.

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