By Jack E. Davis
In the 1st entire biography of Douglas, Jack E. Davis explores the 108-year lifetime of this compelling lady. Douglas was once 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 through the American environmental century, the century during which american citizens mobilized an unheard of well known flow to counter the both unheard of liberties they'd taken in exploiting, polluting, and destroying the normal world.
The Everglades have been a residing barometer of America's usually tentative shift towards larger environmental accountability. Reconstructing this higher photograph, Davis recounts the shifts in Douglas's personal lifestyles and her instrumental position in 4 vital advancements that contributed to Everglades safeguard: the making of a good wetland photo, the production of a countrywide park, the increasing effect of ecological technology, and the increase of the trendy environmental stream. within the grand yet beleaguered Everglades, which Douglas got here to appreciate is an unlimited average approach that helps human lifestyles, she observed nature's providence.
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An Everglades Providence: Marjory Stoneman Douglas and the American Environmental Century (Environmental History and the American South Ser.) by Jack E. Davis