Everglades An Environmental History

ISBN-10: 0813018277

ISBN-13: 9780813018270

Edition: 2000 (Reprint)

Authors: David McCally

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This work, aimed at general readers and environmentalists alike, offers a discussion of the formation, development and history of the Everglades, considered by many to be the most endangered ecosystem in North America.
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Book details

List price: $19.95
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: University Press of Florida
Publication date: 10/31/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 240
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

List of Tables and Figures
Foreword
Preface
A Changing Landscape
Rock
Water
Fire
The Mature System
Changing Peoples
Paleo and Archaic Indians
The Calusa
The Spanish
The Derelict Land
The Making of a Derelict Land, 1513-1714
The Custard Apple Swamp
The Everglades Trough
The Miami Rocklands
The Mangrove Fringe
The Derelict System
Drainage
Nineteenth-Century Prelude
The Progressive Drainage Effort, 1903-1913
Denouement
Drainage Reconsidered and Pioneer Settlement, 1912-1924
Drainage Reconsidered, 1912-1913
Pioneer Settlement, 1883-1924
Perfecting the Developmental System
Drainage in the Era of the Randolph Plan, 1913-1928
The Corps of Engineers, 1926-1947
A Too-Dry Land, 1938-1948
Comprehensive Water Control Begins in 1948
The Fruits of Development
Soil Productivity
Land Consolidation, 1920-1940
Labor
Everglades Agricultural Area, 1950 to the Present
Epilogue: Restoration
Notes
Bibliography
Index
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