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The Everglades: An Environmental History

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"[A] detailed and lively environmental history of the Everglades. Those interested in anthropology, geology, and American history will also find much to fascinate them as McCally traces the ecosystem's development from its geologic origins through the first human habitation to today's threats by development and agriculture."-- Library Journal

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Paperback, 240 pages
Published October 31st 2000 by University Press of Florida (first published June 30th 1999)
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Aug 04, 2012 Kurtbg rated it liked it
This books starts out letting you know that its purpose was to provide an education to mainly Florida residents so they could make a more informed opinion when voting on a bill to reclaim the what is now known as the Everglades. The book serves that purpose. It provides a very interesting look at how the geology of the area formed to create what could be said as a large river.

the book does has very academic and detailed sections on the geology, soil, water, and fire's impact on the flora and fa
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