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By Jack E. Davis

No one did greater than Marjory Stoneman Douglas to remodel the Everglades from the country's so much maligned swamp into its so much cherished wetland. via the past due 20th century, her identify and her vintage The Everglades: River of Grass had develop into synonymous with Everglades safeguard. The crusading unravel and boundless power of this implacable elder received the hearts of an admiring public whereas confounding her opponents—growth retailers reason on having their approach with the Everglades. Douglas's efforts eventually earned her a spot between an insignificant handful of people commemorated 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 lady. Douglas used to be greater than an environmental activist. She used to be a suffragist, a life-time feminist and supporter of the period, a champion of social justice, and an writer of various literary expertise. She got here of age actually and professionally in the course of the American environmental century, the century during which americans mobilized an remarkable renowned circulate to counter the both extraordinary liberties that they had taken in exploiting, polluting, and destroying the average world.

The Everglades have been a residing barometer of America's usually tentative shift towards larger environmental accountability. Reconstructing this higher photo, Davis recounts the shifts in Douglas's personal existence and her instrumental position in 4 vital advancements that contributed to Everglades security: the making of a favorable wetland photo, the production of a countrywide park, the increasing impression of ecological technological know-how, and the increase of the trendy environmental circulation. within the grand yet beleaguered Everglades, which Douglas got here to appreciate is an unlimited usual approach that helps human existence, she observed nature's providence.

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