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 numerous literary expertise. She got here of age actually and professionally throughout the American environmental century, the century within which americans mobilized an exceptional renowned circulation to counter the both extraordinary 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 better environmental accountability. Reconstructing this better photograph, Davis recounts the shifts in Douglas's personal lifestyles and her instrumental function in 4 very important advancements that contributed to Everglades safeguard: the making of a good wetland picture, the construction of a countrywide park, the increasing impact of ecological technological know-how, and the increase of the fashionable environmental circulation. within the grand yet beleaguered Everglades, which Douglas got here to appreciate is an enormous normal process 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