• Nature

The Everglades

River of Grass
Author: Marjory Stoneman Douglas,Robert Fink,Michael Grunwald
Publisher: Pineapple Press Inc
ISBN: 9781561643943
Category: Nature
Page: 447
View: 670
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.

    • Juvenile Nonfiction

Marjory Stoneman Douglas and the Florida Everglades


Author: Sandra Wallus Sammons
Publisher: Pineapple Press Inc
ISBN: 1561644706
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 61
View: 5985
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.

    • Biography & Autobiography

Marjory Stoneman Douglas

Voice of the River
Author: Marjory Stoneman Douglas
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1561647799
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 268
View: 3204
Born in Minnesota in 1890 and raised and educated in Massachusetts, Marjory Stoneman Douglas came to Florida in 1915 to work for her father, who had just started a newspaper called the Herald in a small town called Miami. In this "frontier" town, she recovered from a misjudged marriage, learned to write journalism and fiction and drama, took on the fight for feminism and racial justice and conservation long before those causes became popular, and embarked on a long and uncommonly successful voyage into self-understanding. Way before women did this sort of thing, she recognized her own need for solitude and independence, and built her own little house away from town in an area called Coconut Grove. She still lives there, as she has for over 40 years, with her books and cats and causes, emerging frequently to speak, still a powerful force in ecopolitics. Marjory Stoneman Douglas begins this story of her life by admitting that "the hardest thing is to tell the truth about oneself" and ends it stating her belief that "life should be lived so vividly and so intensely that thoughts of another life, or a longer life, are not necessary." The voice that emerges in between is a voice from the past and a voice from the future, a voice of conviction and common sense with a sense of humor, a voice so many audiences have heard over the years—tough words in a genteel accent emerging from a tiny woman in a floppy hat—which has truly become the voice of the river.

    • Biography & Autobiography

An Everglades Providence

Marjory Stoneman Douglas and the American Environmental Century
Author: Jack E. Davis
Publisher: University of Georgia Press
ISBN: 082033071X
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 758
View: 1120
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.

    • Juvenile Nonfiction

Marjory Stoneman Douglas

Voice of the Everglades
Author: Jennifer Bryant
Publisher: Twenty First Century Books
ISBN: 9780805021134
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 72
View: 8754
Traces the life of the woman who became known as the "Grandmother of the Glades" for her fight to preserve the Florida Everglades against misuse and development.

    • Juvenile Nonfiction

Marjory Stoneman Douglas

Guardian of the Everglades
Author: Kem Knapp Sawyer
Publisher: History Compass
ISBN: 9781878668202
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 72
View: 3679
Presents the life and career of the environmentalist who has crusaded to preserve the Florida Everglades.

    • Juvenile Nonfiction

Marjory Stoneman Douglas

Friend of the Everglades
Author: Tricia Andryszewski
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781562943844
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 48
View: 5537
Tells the story of the life and work of Marjory Stoneman Douglas, an environmentalist who worked to preserve the Florida Everglades for more than sixty years

    • Florida

Nine Florida Stories


Author: Marjory Stoneman Douglas
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780813009827
Category: Florida
Page: 198
View: 4589

    • Young Adult Nonfiction

The Three Marjories

Marjory Stoneman Douglas, Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, Marjorie Harris Carr and Their Contributions to Florida
Author: Sandra Wallus Sammons
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781683340355
Category: Young Adult Nonfiction
Page: 110
View: 3491
Florida is lucky to have had three women -- three Marjories -- speaking out about saving Florida's natural environment. Marjory Stoneman Douglas is known as the "Mother of the Everglades." She wrote The Everglades: River of Grass, the seminal and now classic book on this unique region of south Florida. It is still in print by Pineapple Press. She was a tireless campaigner for the environment and helped make the Everglades a national park. Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings is best known for her books set in Florida: The Yearling, Cross Creek, and South Moon Under, all set in the then-remote wilderness of central Florida. Her very popular books brought the world's attention to the importance of the culture and natural environment of this region. Marjorie Harris Carr fought to save the Oklawaha River by challenging the building of the Cross Florida Barge Canal. She argued that this would cut the ecology of the state in two, particularly ruinous for the wildlife. Now there is the Marjorie Harris Carr Cross Florida Greenway, which serves as a bridge for wildlife through developed areas and over I-75.

    • Juvenile Fiction

Alligator Crossing


Author: Marjory Stoneman Douglas
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781571316448
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 190
View: 2845
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.

    • Juvenile Nonfiction

Save the Everglades!


Author: Judith Bauer Stamper
Publisher: Steck-Vaughn
ISBN: 9780811480598
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 64
View: 3153
Describes the successful efforts of concerned citizens to stop construction of a jetport that would have destroyed the Florida Everglades.

    • History

Paradise Lost?

The Environmental History of Florida
Author: Jack E. Davis,Raymond Arsenault
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780813029627
Category: History
Page: 432
View: 8260
"From the earliest descriptions of the state's natural beauty to the degradation of the Everglades, virtually every facet of Florida environment is included in Paradise Lost? Nor have the authors neglected the human side of the story, from William Bartram, Marjory Stoneman Douglas, and Archie Carr to various development boosters and bureaucrats. . . . A fine collection that will make an important contribution to environmental history generally and to the history of Florida in particular."--Timothy Silver, Appalachian State University "A magnificent contribution to Florida's environmental history and a fascinating analysis of 'paradise lost' in the land of the pink flamingos and Disney."--Carolyn Johnston, Eckerd College This collection of essays surveys the environmental history of the Sunshine State, from Spanish exploration to the present, and provides an organized, detailed overview of the reciprocal relationship between humans and Florida's unique peninsular ecology. It is divided into four thematic sections: explorers and naturalists; science, technology, and public policy; despoliation; and conservationists and environmentalists. The contributors describe the evolving environmental policies and practices of the state and federal governments and the dynamic interaction between the Florida environment and many social and cultural groups including the Spanish, English, Americans, southerners, northerners, men, and women. They have applied historical methodology and also drawn on the methodologies of the fields of political science, cultural anthropology, and sociology. Of obvious value to environmentalists and general readers interested in Florida's history, exploration, and development, the book will also serve as a solid introduction to the subject for undergraduates and graduate students. Jack E. Davis is associate professor of history at University of Florida. Raymond Arsenault is the John Hope Franklin Professor of Southern History and director of the University Honors College at the University of South Florida, St. Petersburg.

    • Nature

Liquid Land

A Journey Through the Florida Everglades
Author: Ted Levin
Publisher: University of Georgia Press
ISBN: 9780820326726
Category: Nature
Page: 312
View: 1673
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.

    • History

The Swamp

The Everglades, Florida, and the Politics of Paradise
Author: Michael Grunwald
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0743251075
Category: History
Page: 480
View: 3801
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.

    • Nature

The Everglades

An Environmental History
Author: David McCally
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780813018270
Category: Nature
Page: 215
View: 789
Discusses the formation, development, and history of the Everglades

    • Juvenile Nonfiction

Amelia to Zora

Twenty-Six Women Who Changed the World
Author: Cynthia Chin-Lee
Publisher: Charlesbridge
ISBN: 1607341786
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 32
View: 3859
Profiles the lives of twenty-six women who, through their acts and deeds, helped shape and change the world during their lifetime, including pilot Amelia Earhart and anthropologist Zora Neal Hurston.

    • Juvenile Nonfiction

Everglades National Park


Author: Mike Graf
Publisher: Capstone
ISBN: 9780736822190
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 24
View: 2611
Describes the Everglades National Park, including its location, history, plants and animals, weather, and activities for visitors. Includes a map activity.

    • Fiction

A River in Flood, and Other Florida Stories


Author: Marjory Stoneman Douglas,Kevin M. McCarthy
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780813016238
Category: Fiction
Page: 230
View: 6021
About Nine Florida Stories by Marjory Stoneman Douglas: "Written as entertainment for a mass market . . . crammed with colorful characters, vivid incidents and palpable atmosphere. . . . A reminder of a Florida gone by or fast disappearing."--Orlando Sentinel "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 Democrat In the pantheon of Florida writers, Marjory Stoneman Douglas (1890-1998) is cherished as the grande dame. Famous as the author of The Everglades: River of Grass, prolific as a writer, and passionate as an environmental crusader for almost a century, she became the nation's best link to a remarkable era in Florida history. The timeless themes of her stories in this new collection resonate with interest for readers today. Whether the subject is hurricanes, cockfighting, real estate deals, struggling immigrants, or corruption in the Everglades, Douglas wrote about it with distinction--and usually first. Originally published in the Saturday Evening Post during the 1920s and 1930s, the golden age of the short story, these nine works have never before been collected or available in one place. Kevin M. McCarthy, who edited the companion volume, Nine Florida Stories by Marjory Stoneman Douglas, offers an introduction to each story, explaining its significance, setting, unusual references, place in Douglas's works, and significance to the history of South Florida. Kevin M. McCarthy, professor of English and Florida studies at the University of Florida, is the author or editor of nineteen other books, including Florida Lighthouses, Florida Stories, and More Florida Stories (published by the University Press of Florida). The stories: "At Home on the Marcel Waves" "Solid Mahogany" "Goodness Gracious, Agnes" "A River in Flood" "The Mayor of Flamingo" "Stepmother" "You Got to Go, But You Don't Have to Come Back" "High-Goal Man" "Wind Before Morning"

Pure Act

The Uncommon Life of Robert Lax
Author: Michael N. McGregor
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0823276821
Category:
Page: 472
View: 2516
"An illuminating biography of the minimalist poet Robert Lax, a man who embraced simplicity, humility, and poverty and found the pure joy, peace and love he had long sought. Pure Act tells the story of poet Robert Lax, whose quest to live a true life as both an artist and a spiritual seeker inspired Thomas Merton, Jack Kerouac, William Maxwell and a host of other writers, artists and ordinary people. Known in the U.S. primarily as Merton's best friend and in Europe as a daringly original avant-garde poet, Lax left behind a promising New York writing career to travel with a circus, live among immigrants in post-war Marseilles and settle on a series of remote Greek islands where he learned and recorded the simple wisdom of the local people. Born a Jew, he became a Catholic and found the authentic community he sought in Greek Orthodox fishermen and sponge divers. In his early life, as he alternated working at the New Yorker, writing screenplays in Hollywood and editing a Paris literary journal with studying philosophy, serving the poor in Harlem and living in a sanctuary high in the French Alps, Lax pursued an approach to life he called pure act--a way of living in the moment that was both spontaneous and practiced, God-inspired and self-chosen. By devoting himself to simplicity, poverty and prayer, he expanded his capacity for peace, joy and love while producing distinctive poetry of such stark beauty critics called him "one of America's greatest experimental poets" and "one of the new 'saints' of the avant-garde." Written by a writer who met Lax in Greece when he was a young seeker himself and visited him regularly over fifteen years, Pure Act is an intimate look at an extraordinary but little-known life. Much more than just a biography, it's a tale of adventure, an exploration of friendship, an anthology of wisdom, and a testament to the liberating power of living an uncommon life"--

    • Sports & Recreation

Exploring Everglades National Park and the Surrounding Area

A Guide to Hiking, Biking, Paddling, and Viewing Wildlife in the Region
Author: Roger L. Hammer
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 149301949X
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 208
View: 9639
This is the ultimate guide to discovering the vast "River of Grass" ecoregion of the southern Florida mainland. Packed with photographs, maps, and informative text, this guide will help outdoor enthusiasts appreciate the landscape and varied flora and fauna of this watershed whether they have a day to spend in the effort or a lifetime. This edition includes new routes in Biscayne National Park. Whether traveling by canoe or by foot, this guide will enhance the next journey into the remarkable Everglades.