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Everglades: river of grass

Marjory Stoneman Douglas

Everglades: river of grass

by Marjory Stoneman Douglas

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Published by Rinehart in New York .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Everglades River (Fla.),
  • Florida,
  • Everglades (Fla.)
    • Subjects:
    • Everglades River (Fla.),
    • Florida -- History,
    • Everglades (Fla.)

    • Edition Notes

      Bibliography: p. 391-392.

      Statementillus. by Robert Fink.
      SeriesRivers of America
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsF317.E9 D6
      The Physical Object
      Pagination[7] l., 5-406 p.
      Number of Pages406
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL6514796M
      LC Control Number47011064
      OCLC/WorldCa1544388

      () SW 8th St Miami, FL /5(98).   Florida’s “River Of Grass” From , Douglas performed extensive research on Florida’s Everglades. But you may be thinking – the Everglades is not a river. That’s not the way Douglas saw the Everglades. Douglas explains in her book “The River Of Grass” that Florida’s Everglades acts more like a river than a : Npool.

      The Everglades River of Grass (Book): Douglas, Marjory Stoneman: Before , 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. Marjory Stoneman Douglas (April 7, – ) was an American journalist, author, women's suffrage advocate, and conservationist known for her staunch defense of the Everglades against efforts to drain it and reclaim land for development. Moving to Miami as a young woman to work for The Miami Herald, she became a freelance writer, producing over one hundred short stories that were Born: Marjory Stoneman, April 7, , Minneapolis, .

      When Marjory Stoneman Douglas published her book “The Everglades: River of Grass” in , she called attention to the deterioration of the largest wilderness east of the Mississippi. Since then, the establishment of the National Park and painstaking restoration and preservation efforts have helped maintain the Everglades as a natural treasure. These opening words from Marjory Stoneman Douglas’ immortal book The Everglades: River of Grass crystallize the uniqueness of the Everglades. These words could also be used to describe Marjory herself, who was as rare and unique as the Everglades she worked so hard to protect.


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) (). This is an omnibus book about the Everglades circa This volume is mainly a /5. The River of Grass. The Florida Everglades is actually a slow moving river, 60 miles wide and over miles long.

It’s called the River of Grass because of the way it looks. With sawgrass marshes – cypress swamps and mangrove forests, the ‘glades is a spectacular sight. Beforewhen Marjory Stoneman Douglas named The Everglades a "river of grass," most people considered the area worthless.

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During those two decades, the author of "Everglades: River of Grass" also became known as a pivotal figure in environmental issues. He agreed. Thus began Marjory’s research into the Everglades ecosystem.

The book took five years. It was published the same year Everglades National Park was dedicated, The Everglades: River of Grass has become the definitive description of the natural treasure she fought so hard to protect. The Everglades: River of Grass, first published inbegins with the famous passage: "There are no other Everglades in the world," and continues with a fascinating look at the natural and human history of the Florida by: River Of Grass Airboat Tours in Everglades Taking a airboat ride through the Everglades is a must-do for all South Florida, USA vacationers.

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The Everglades were dubbed the River of Grass by Marjory Stoneman Douglas in to describe the slow movement of shallow sheetflow through sawgrass marshes across south Florida.

Ironically, sawgrass (Cladium jamaicense) is not a "true" grass; it is actually a member of the sedge family, characterized by sharp teeth along the edges of each assured that the Everglades is also.

Beforewhen 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 /5(5).

The Everglades is a natural region of tropical wetlands in the southern portion of the U.S. state of Florida, comprising the southern half of a large drainage basin within the Neotropical ecosystem it forms is not presently found anywhere else on earth.

The system begins near Orlando with the Kissimmee River, which discharges into the vast but shallow Lake nates: 26°00′N 80°42′W / °N.

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