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The Swamp by produced by Randall MacLowry and Rebecca Taylor
Call Number: QH105.F6 S93 2019
Publication Date: 2019
The history of the Everglades is a dramatic yet little known story of humanity's attempt to conquer nature. This program, told through the lives of a handful of colorful and resolute characters, explores the repeated efforts to reclaim, control and transform what was seen as a vast wasteland into an agricultural and urban paradise, and, ultimately, the drive to preserve America's greatest wetland. A Film Posse, Inc. production for American Experience. Partially based on Michael Grunwald's The Swamp.
Ditch of Dreams by Steven Noll and David Tegeder
Publication Date: 2009
The story of the Cross Florida Barge Canal, crucial to twentieth-century Florida history, is complex, featuring competing interests amidst the changing political landscape of modern Florida. Ditch of Dreams reveals much about the clashing visions of progress, economic growth, and environmental preservation in the fragile ecosystem of Florida, while exploring the tangled web of politics, influence, and power in the Sunshine State.
The Swamp: The Everglades, Florida, and the Politics of Paradise by Michael Grunwald
Publication Date: 2006
The Everglades was once reviled as a liquid wasteland, and Americans dreamed of draining it. Now it is revered as a national treasure, and Americans have launched the largest environmental project in history to try to save it.
An Everglades Providence by Jack E. Davis
Publication Date: 2009
Davis recounts the shifts in Douglas's own life and her instrumental role in four important developments that contributed to Everglades protection: the making of a positive wetland image, the creation of a national park, the expanding influence of ecological science, and the rise of the modern environmental movement.
The Everglades: River of Grass by Marjory Stoneman Douglas
Publication Date: 1947
"There are no other Everglades in the world." A fascinating look at the natural and human history of the Florida Everglades. Author Marjory Stoneman Douglas (1890-1998) played an important leadership role in the effort to protect the Everglades from development, and she was active in other social causes as well (civil rights, women's rights) during the course of her long life.
Marjorie Harris Carr by Peggy Macdonald
Publication Date: 2014
Marjorie Harris Carr is an intimate look at this remarkable woman who dedicated her life to conserving Florida’s wildlife and wild places. It is also a revelation of how the grassroots battle to save a small but vitally important river in central Florida transformed the modern environmental movement.
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