By Jack E. Davis
In the 1st complete biography of Douglas, Jack E. Davis explores the 108-year lifetime of this compelling lady. Douglas used to be 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 in the course of the American environmental century, the century during which american citizens mobilized an unheard of well known circulation to counter the both exceptional liberties that they had taken in exploiting, polluting, and destroying the ordinary world.
The Everglades have been a dwelling barometer of America's frequently tentative shift towards better environmental accountability. Reconstructing this greater photograph, Davis recounts the shifts in Douglas's personal lifestyles and her instrumental function in 4 vital advancements that contributed to Everglades safeguard: the making of a favorable wetland picture, the production of a countrywide park, the increasing impression of ecological technology, and the increase of the trendy environmental flow. within the grand yet beleaguered Everglades, which Douglas got here to appreciate is an enormous normal procedure that helps human lifestyles, she observed nature's providence.
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