The Swamp

The Everglades, Florida, and the Politics of Paradise


Author: Michael Grunwald

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0743251075

Category: History

Page: 480

View: 9991

A history of the Everglades traces its emergence from the sea after the last ice age to its modern role as the world's largest ecosystem restoration project, an account marked by such events as Napoleon Bonaparte Borward's 1904 gubernatorial campaign, railroad and agricultural developments by the Army Corps of Engineers, and numerous political challenges. Reprint. 35,000 first printing.

Summary: The Swamp

Review and Analysis of Michael Grunwald's Book


Author: BusinessNews Publishing

Publisher: Primento

ISBN: 2511002574

Category: Political Science

Page: 44

View: 2452

The must-read summary of Michael Grunwald's book: “The Swamp: The Everglades, Florida, and the Politics Paradise”. This complete summary of "The Swamp" by Michael Grunwald, a renowned American journalist and writer, presents his account of the destruction and possible resurrection of the Everglades, the saga of man's abuse of nature in southern Florida and his unprecedented efforts to make amends. Added-value of this summary: • Save time • Understand the history and importance of Florida's Everglades • Expand your knowledge of American politics and environmental conservation To learn more, read "The Swamp" and discover the costly project to save what was once regarded as America's wasteland.


An Ecosystem Facing Choices and Challenges


Author: Anne Ake

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1561649562

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 122

View: 3398

An engaging look at the Everglades, its history, its plants and animals, and the challenges facing scientists trying to save the River of Grass face today.

Southeastern Geographer

Summer 2013 Issue


Author: David M. Cochran Jr.,Carl A. Reese

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 1469609010

Category: Social Science

Page: 233

View: 5016

Table of Contents for Volume 53, Number 2 (Summer 2013) Cover Art Sleeping Kudzu J. O. Joby Bass Introduction to Southeastern Geographer, Volume 53, Number 2 David M. Cochran and Carl A. Reese Part I: Papers Recovering Destination from Devastation: Tourism, Image, and Economy Along the Hurricane Coasts Ronald L. Schumann, III Foreign-born Latino Labor Market Concentration in Six Metropolitan Areas in the U.S. South Sara Gleave and Qingfang Wang Downstream Trends in Grain Size, Angularity, and Sorting of Channel-Bed and Bank Deposits in a Coastal Plain Sand-Bed River: the Pascagoula River System, Mississippi, USA Zachary A. Musselman and Allison M. Tarbox Displacement and the Racial State in Olympic Atlanta, 1990–1996 Seth Gustafson Pentagon Contracts and Dixie Barney Warf Part II: Reviews Swamplife: People, Gators, and Mangroves Entangled in the Everglades Laura A. Ogden Reviewed by Scott H. Markwith Cahokia: Ancient America's Great City on the Mississippi Timothy R. Pauketat Reviewed by William I. Woods

Progress Toward Restoring the Everglades

The First Biennial Review, 2006


Author: National Research Council,Division on Earth and Life Studies,Board on Environmental Studies and Toxicology,Water Science and Technology Board,Committee on Independent Scientific Review of Everglades Restoration Progress (CISRERP)

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 0309103355

Category: Political Science

Page: 250

View: 3553

This report is the first in a congressionally mandated series of biennial evaluations of the progress being made by the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan (CERP), a multibillion-dollar effort to restore historical water flows to the Everglades and return the ecosystem closer to its natural state, before it was transformed by drainage and by urban and agricultural development. The Restoration plan, which was launched in 1999 by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the South Florida Water Management District, includes more than 40 major projects that are expected to be completed over the next three decades. The report finds that progress has been made in developing the scientific basis and management structures needed to support a massive effort to restore the Florida Everglades ecosystem. However, some important projects have been delayed due to several factors including budgetary restrictions and a project planning process that that can be stalled by unresolved scientific uncertainties. The report outlines an alternative approach that can help the initiative move forward even as it resolves remaining scientific uncertainties. The report calls for a boost in the rate of federal spending if the restoration of Everglades National Park and other projects are to be completed on schedule.

Southeastern Geographer

Innovations in Southern Studies, Winter 2011


Author: Robert Brinkmann,Graham A. Tobin

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 0807882879

Category: Social Science

Page: 152

View: 2456

Table of Contents for Volume 51, Number 4 (Winter 2011) Introduction: With Thanks Graham A. Tobin and Robert Brinkmann Innovations in Southern Studies within Geography Derek H. Alderman and William Graves The Bible Belt in a Changing South: Shrinking, Relocating, and Multiple Buckles Stanley D. Brunn, Gerald R. Webster, and J. Clark Archer Emerging Patterns of Growth and Change in the Southeast Benjamin J. Shultz Geographies of Race in the American South: The Continuing Legacies of Jim Crow Segregation Joshua F. J. Inwood Jim Crow, Civil Defense, and the Hydrogen Bomb: Race, Evacuation Planning, and the Geopolitics of Fear in 1950s Savannah, Georgia Jonathan Leib and Thomas Chapman Representing the Immigrant: Social Movements, Political Discourse, and Immigration in the U.S. South Jamie Winders Water, Water, Everywhere? Toward a Critical Water Geography of the South Christopher F. Meindl The Politics of Mobility in the South: A Commentary on Sprawl,Automobility, and the Gulf Oil Spill Jason Henderson Southeastern Geographer is published by UNC Press for the Southeastern Division of the Association of American Geographers ( The quarterly journal publishes the academic work of geographers and other social and physical scientists, and features peer-reviewed articles and essays that reflect sound scholarship and contain significant contributions to geographical understanding, with a special interest in work that focuses on the southeastern United States.

21st Century Geography


Author: Joseph P. Stoltman

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 141297464X

Category: Science

Page: 883

View: 9392

This is a theoretical and practical guide on how to undertake and navigate advanced research in the arts, humanities and social sciences.




Author: Laura Lee Smith

Publisher: Dumont Buchverlag

ISBN: 3832187480

Category: Fiction

Page: 512

View: 6086

Am Ende wird alles gut. Und wenn es nicht gut ist, ist es noch nicht das Ende. Frank Bravo hat es nicht leicht, denn es ist an ihm, seine eigensinnige Familie zusammenzuhalten. Ständig muss er zwischen Mutter Arla und Schwester Sofia – beide hochgewachsene Rothaarige, beide ein Ausbund an Sturheit – vermitteln. Dass er heimlich in seine Schwägerin Elizabeth verliebt ist, macht die Sache auch nicht besser. Keiner der Bravos ahnt, dass sich ihr Leben bald fundamental ändern wird: Finanzinvestoren haben ein Auge auf ihr Grundstück geworfen. Als ihnen ein unwiderstehliches Angebot gemacht wird, erhitzen sich die Gemüter, und sie müssen sich den Tragödien ihrer Vergangenheit stellen. Klug und präzise, ironisch und zugleich warmherzig erzählt Laura Lee Smith die Geschichte der ebenso schrulligen wie liebenswerten Bravos. »Intelligenz, Herz, Esprit - Laura Lee Smith verfügt über all das, und ›Palmherzen‹ ist ein sehr beeindruckender Debütroman.« Richard Russo

Water, Earth, Fire: Louisiana's Natural Heritage


Author: Paul A. Keddy

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781465316684

Category: Science

Page: 229

View: 7859

Louisiana is one of the most beautiful parts of North America. It offers much more than Mardi Gras and Bourbon Street. With 25 maps and 60 illustrations, this is the first book to introduce the full range of wild places in Louisiana. Certainly the states magnificent swamps are described, but Louisiana showcases a great diversity of natural habitats prairies, longleaf pine savannas, oak forests, Appalachian forest, river valleys, cliffs, sand dunes, and cheniers. Each has its distinctive plant and animal species. Frogs living in trees, fish digging burrows, pelicans nesting on offshore islands and plants eating insects, as well as wild orchids, dwarf palmettos, armadillos, and Some of the authors favorite places to visit are highlighted and he describes the challenge of conserving wild places for the enjoyment of future generations. The book is titled for the water that carries the earth that builds Louisiana, and the fires that create the prairies, pine forests, and savannas. If you own only one book about Louisiana nature, this is the one to have a perfect gift for student, tourist, hunter, or neighbor. Advance Praise This is an impressive guide to the magical and bountiful world of Louisiana nature, and an excellent primer in why we should save itnot only for the sake of pelicans and woodpeckers and tupelos, but for the sake of ourselves. Michael Grunwald, author of The Swamp: The Everglades, Florida and the Politics of Paradise Dr. Paul Keddy captures what truly is the best about Louisianaits many and varied natural habitats. Dr. Keddy is more than a gifted scientist. He takes the science out of science. He describes complex processes in terms that are easy to understand, enlightening, and enjoyable. From the rolling pine forest to cypress swamps to barrier islands; from birds to bugs to bears; from frogs to fi sh, Dr. Keddy covers all that makes Louisiana one of the most unique places on the good planet Earth. Carlton Dufrechou, Executive Director, Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation

The Clean Water Act and the Constitution

Legal Structure and the Public's Right to a Clean and Healthy Environment


Author: Robin Kundis Craig

Publisher: Environmental Law Inst


Category: Law

Page: 308

View: 2675

In this second edition of a landmark book, author Robin Craig explores the structural implications for water quality regulation when the primary federal statute for regulating water quality?the Clean Water Act?operates in a context complicated by a variety of constitutional requirements and dictates.This new edition thoroughly updates the first edition, particularly in areas where the Supreme Court has issued significant new decisions. For example, it includes discussions of the Court's 2006 decision in Rapanos v. United States plus the important recent developments in Commerce Clause jurisprudence. Other noteworthy additions include Clean Water Act takings jurisprudence, new discussions of ?increased risk” as a basis for citizen suit standing, and the issue of state citizen suit standing after Massachusetts v. EPA.

Coming to Miami

A Social History


Author: Melanie Shell-Weiss

Publisher: N.A


Category: History

Page: 337

View: 3067

From pineapple groves to Cuban exiles to South Beach nightclubs, this impeccably researched and lucidly written book reveals much about the Magic City's multicultural diversity.

Ditch of Dreams

The Cross Florida Barge Canal and the Struggle for Florida's Future


Author: Steven Noll,David Tegeder

Publisher: N.A


Category: History

Page: 394

View: 3492

"Traces the long standing effort to build a canal across Florida. The book reveals much about competing visions of progress, economic growth, and environmental preservation in the fragile ecosystem of Florida, as well as the 'ins and outs,' of politics, influence, and power in the Sunshine State. The history of the canal is not just a story of Florida's past, but a compelling lesson for its future."--

Florida's Megatrends

Critical Issues in Florida


Author: David R. Colburn,Lance DeHaven-Smith

Publisher: N.A


Category: History

Page: 176

View: 8667

"Florida's modern face, the result of its astonishing population growth since World War II, belies an unbalanced economy: overly dependent on tourism and retirement that generates primarily low-paying service jobs. . . . Florida's Megatrends is timely reading for any citizen, and especially any aspiring politician."--St. Petersburg Times "This brief but powerful book analyzes Florida since the 1870s. ?. . . Here each historical event is included for a reason, and each forecast for the future is based on solid historical precedents. The result is an exciting and informative book."--Florida Historical Quarterly "Offers an important perspective on some of the most critical issues facing our great state in the twenty-first century."--U.S. Senator Bob Graham In the first edition of Florida Megatrends, David Colburn and Lance deHaven-Smith revealed the state for what it is: a bellwether for the nation. The intervening years have only confirmed their analyses, as Florida and the U.S. have been battered and transformed by the housing collapse, the great economic recession that began in 2008, record-high gas prices, withering tourism, the 2004 hurricane season, and much more. This completely revised and updated edition brings the story up-to-date.

American Environmental Leaders

From Colonial Times to the Present


Author: Anne Becher,Joseph Richey

Publisher: Grey House Pub

ISBN: 9781592371198

Category: Nature

Page: 1051

View: 9234

A collection of biographies of the most important figures in American environmentalism. --from publisher description

Die Musik der verlorenen Kinder



Author: Mary Morris

Publisher: Aufbau Digital

ISBN: 3841211429

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 4205

Die Musik war ihre einzige Liebe – bis sie einander fanden. Amerika, um 1920: Fasziniert von der neuen Musik, die ganz Chicago erobert, widersetzt sich Benny Lehrman dem Willen seines Vaters und kämpft darum, Pianist werden zu dürfen. Im Nachtclub der Familie der jungen Pearl findet er Zuflucht, Freundschaft – und erlebt seine erste Liebe. Doch schon bald steht er vor der Wahl zwischen der Musik und denen, die ihm nahestehen. Das dramatische Schicksal zweier Familien in den Roaring Twenties – so mitreißend wie eine Nacht voller Musik. „Eine schillernde Geschichte voller Poesie und Feuer.“ New York Times.


Ecology, Conservation and Restoration


Author: Raymundo E. Russo

Publisher: Nova Science Pub Incorporated


Category: Law

Page: 446

View: 2684

Wetlands are lands where saturation with water is the dominant factor determining the nature of soil development and the types of plant and animal communities living in the soil and on its surface. Wetlands vary widely because of regional and local differences in soils, topography, climate, hydrology, water chemistry, vegetation, and other factors, including human disturbance. Indeed, wetlands are found from the tundra to the tropics and on every continent except Antarctica. This book brings together the latest research in field.

Explorers Journal


Author: Ernest Ingersoll

Publisher: N.A


Category: Explorers

Page: N.A

View: 1973

Exploring Florida's Botanical Wonders

A Guide to Ancient Trees, Unique Flora, and Wildflower Walks


Author: Sandra Friend

Publisher: N.A


Category: Nature

Page: 294

View: 2061

A guide to the unexpected natural gems of "real" Florida "The enchanted places in our state are sometimes hidden and not well known. Sandra Friend presents a collection of sites worthy of a pilgrimage in this descriptive guide."--David Price, director, Bok Tower Gardens Foundation The distance, by land, from Key West to Pensacola is greater than that between New Orleans and Chicago. There are eighty-one distinct biological communities in Florida, and botanists recognize more than 4,200 unique plants in the state. The state contains several world-renowned hot spots for flora, including the Apalachicola River valley, the Lake Wales Ridge, the Big Cypress Swamp, and the Everglades. In the United States, only Hawai'i and California can claim greater biodiversity. In Exploring Florida's Botanical Wonders expert hiker and award-winning author Sandra Friend provides readers with a travel guide that surveys the Sunshine State's spectacular biological offerings. Organized by geographic region, Friend includes engaging descriptions of the plant communities at each site, as well as directions to and information about each location. With so much to choose from, Friend selected 250 sites for inclusion based on the age, density, or rarity of species found there, as well as provisions made for public access to these sites. She features a range of natural areas as well as public botanical gardens, making the book ideal for both the hardiest and the most timid nature lovers. From ancient groves of oaks once preserved by President John Quincy Adams as an emergency supply of ship's timber to unusual communities of plants borne by the wind and the water from the Caribbean, this book reveals Florida flora at its most awe-inspiring.