Jack E. Davis's An Everglades Providence: Marjory Stoneman Douglas and the PDF

By Jack E. Davis

No one did greater than Marjory Stoneman Douglas to rework the Everglades from the country's such a lot maligned swamp into its such a lot liked 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 safeguard. The crusading unravel and boundless power of this implacable elder gained the hearts of an admiring public whereas confounding her opponents—growth retailers rationale on having their manner 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 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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