New PDF release: An Everglades Providence: Marjory Stoneman Douglas and the

By Jack E. Davis

ISBN-10: 082033071X

ISBN-13: 9780820330716

ISBN-10: 082033779X

ISBN-13: 9780820337791

No one did greater than Marjory Stoneman Douglas to rework the Everglades from the country's such a lot maligned swamp into its so much loved wetland. by means of the past due 20th century, her identify and her vintage The Everglades: River of Grass had turn into synonymous with Everglades safety. The crusading unravel and boundless strength of this implacable elder received the hearts of an admiring public whereas confounding her opponents—growth retailers purpose on having their approach with the Everglades. Douglas's efforts eventually earned her a spot between a trifling handful of people venerated as a namesake of a countrywide barren region area.

In the 1st accomplished biography of Douglas, Jack E. Davis explores the 108-year lifetime of this compelling girl. Douglas was once greater than an environmental activist. She was once a suffragist, a life-time feminist and supporter of the period, a champion of social justice, and an writer of numerous literary expertise. She got here of age actually and professionally through the American environmental century, the century within which americans mobilized an extraordinary renowned circulation to counter the both remarkable liberties they'd taken in exploiting, polluting, and destroying the usual world.

The Everglades have been a dwelling barometer of America's frequently tentative shift towards better environmental accountability. Reconstructing this higher photograph, Davis recounts the shifts in Douglas's personal lifestyles and her instrumental position in 4 very important advancements that contributed to Everglades safety: the making of a good wetland snapshot, the production of a countrywide park, the increasing impression of ecological technology, and the increase of the fashionable environmental circulation. within the grand yet beleaguered Everglades, which Douglas got here to appreciate is an enormous average approach that helps human existence, she observed nature's providence.

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