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Swamplife: People, Gators, and Mangroves Entangled in the Everglades

Laura A. Ogden

Abstract

Little in North America is wilder than the Florida Everglades—a landscape of frightening reptiles, exotic plants in profusion, swarms of mosquitoes, and unforgiving heat. And yet, even from the early days of taming the wilderness with clearing and drainage, the Everglades has been considered fragile, unique, and in need of restorative interventions. Drawing on a decade of fieldwork with hunters in the Everglades, this book explores the lives and labors of people, animals, and plants in this most delicate and tenacious ecosystem. Today, the many visions of the Everglades—protectionist, ecologic ... More

Keywords: reptiles, exotic plants, Florida Everglades, ecosystem, conservation, plant life, Ashley Gang

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780816670260
Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: August 2015 DOI:10.5749/minnesota/9780816670260.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Laura A. Ogden, author