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Stolen Water: Saving the Everglades from Its Friends, Foes, and Florida
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0743474074, Paperback)When the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan went into effect during the Clinton administration, Florida's great grassy wilderness garnered a host of national attention -- and has since become a breeding ground for environmental dispute. What does it take to "save" a forest? How can it be preserved?
Enter W. Hodding Carter. For an Outside magazine feature he's agreed to paddle the ninety-nine-mile waterway in Everglades National Park to examine the landscape from all angles -- physical, political, cultural, and very personal -- and get to the rock-bottom heart of the story. Stolen Water is the outgrowth of Carter's journey.
Through investigative research, eyewitness accounts, and interviews with key players in the conservation controversy, Carter offers a rare portrait of a national treasure. Utterly important, and at times downright hilarious, Stolen Water is a classic American adventure tale, and an environmental parable for our time.
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Citing Clinton's $7.8 billion restoration plan for the Everglades, a survey of the plan's progress to date draws on the author's canoe journey through the region as well as interviews with environmentalists and politicians.
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