THE IRISH TIMES: The Everglades: River of grass, water of life

The Irish Times: Written by Paddy Woodworth. February 4, 2017. 

“There are no other Everglades in the world,” writes Marjory Stoneman Douglas in the opening of The Everglades: River of Grass, her very readable 1947 study of one of the world’s most fascinating and least understood regions. 

Like so much of her writing, which ranges from the environment to women’s issues and civil rights, she conveys a great deal of information and ideas in a few words. She was at once drawing attention to the Everglades’ unique qualities and implicitly insisting on the importance of conserving it even as she watched it dying before her eyes. 

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