Synopses & Reviews
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.
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
Includes bibliographical references (p. 456-463) and index.