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Saving Florida: Women's Fight for the Environment in the Twentieth Century - Florida Quincentennial Books (Hardback)
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Saving Florida: Women's Fight for the Environment in the Twentieth Century - Florida Quincentennial Books (Hardback)

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Hardback 272 Pages / Published: 30/04/2015
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In Saving Florida, Leslie Kemp Poole casts new light on the women women at the forefront of Florida's environmental movement. From creating parks to protesting air pollution, fighting dredge-and-fill operations, and exposing the health dangers of pesticides, these women caused unprecedented changes in how the Sunshine State values its many and marvelous natural resources.

At the beginning of the twentieth century women didn't have the vote, but by the end of the century they were founding issue-specific groups, like Friends of the Everglades, and running state and federal agencies, including the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. They set the foundation for the next century's environmental agenda, which came to include the idea of sustainable development, which meshes ecology and economy to enhance energy efficiency and the function of natural systems.

This is an indispensable history that not only underscores the importance of women in the environmental movement but also shows how as a collective force they forever altered how other saw women's roles in society.

Publisher: University Press of Florida
ISBN: 9780813060811
Number of pages: 272
Weight: 522 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 23 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"A serious academic dealing with women s role in preserving Florida s natural assets, but it also contains the elements of a horror story. . . .It is truly a miracle that any of Florida s natural environments has survived into the 21st century. . .[and] Leslie Kemp Poole deserves praise for her copious research and for creating a highly readable account of the role of women in preserving Florida s unique natural resources." "St. Augustine Record"
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Makes significant contributions to the broader fields of American history and environmental history by continually placing the actions of Florida women within the context of activists, groups, and events across the country. "American Historical Review"
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Engaging and interesting, "Saving Florida" fills substantial historical gaps and acknowledges influential, often neglected, environmental voices. . . . It could inspire a new generation of activists who, like those Poole depicts, transformed Florida and the nation. "Oxford University Press Journal"
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Poole s chapters open with arresting stories that evoke Rachel Carson s "Silent Spring. ." . . Highlights how numerous women contributed significantly to improving, conserving, and protecting Florida s abundant natural resources. "Environmental History"
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Poole also shines the spotlight on less familiar figures, women who fought tirelessly for clean air and clean water, who led efforts to beautify the cities and conserve the native forests, and who pushed for and were instrumental in establishing the first state park and the first national wildlife refuge. "Choice "
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"A serious academic dealing with women s role in preserving Florida s natural assets, but it also contains the elements of a horror story. . . .It is truly a miracle that any of Florida s natural environments has survived into the 21st century. . .[and] Leslie Kemp Poole deserves praise for her copious research and for creating a highly readable account of the role of women in preserving Florida s unique natural resources." St. Augustine Record
"
Engaging and interesting, Saving Florida fills substantial historical gaps and acknowledges influential, often neglected, environmental voices. . . . It could inspire a new generation of activists who, like those Poole depicts, transformed Florida and the nation. Oxford University Press Journal
"
Poole also shines the spotlight on less familiar figures, women who fought tirelessly for clean air and clean water, who led efforts to beautify the cities and conserve the native forests, and who pushed for and were instrumental in establishing the first state park and the first national wildlife refuge. Choice
"
Poole s chapters open with arresting stories that evoke Rachel Carson s Silent Spring. . . . Highlights how numerous women contributed significantly to improving, conserving, and protecting Florida s abundant natural resources. Environmental History
"
Makes significant contributions to the broader fields of American history and environmental history by continually placing the actions of Florida women within the context of activists, groups, and events across the country. American Historical Review
"
"A serious academic dealing with women's role in preserving Florida's natural assets, but it also contains the elements of a horror story. . . .It is truly a miracle that any of Florida's natural environments has survived into the 21st century. . .[and] Leslie Kemp Poole deserves praise for her copious research and for creating a highly readable account of the role of women in preserving Florida's unique natural resources."--St. Augustine Record

"Makes significant contributions to the broader fields of American history and environmental history by continually placing the actions of Florida women within the context of activists, groups, and events across the country."--American Historical Review

"Engaging and interesting, Saving Florida fills substantial historical gaps and acknowledges influential, often neglected, environmental voices. . . . It could inspire a new generation of activists who, like those Poole depicts, transformed Florida and the nation."--Oxford University Press Journal

"Poole's chapters open with arresting stories that evoke Rachel Carson's Silent Spring. . . . Highlights how numerous women contributed significantly to improving, conserving, and protecting Florida's abundant natural resources."--Environmental History

"Poole also shines the spotlight on less familiar figures, women who fought tirelessly for clean air and clean water, who led efforts to beautify the cities and conserve the native forests, and who pushed for and were instrumental in establishing the first state park and the first national wildlife refuge."--Choice

"Important, relevant and timely. . . . Recommended reading."--Florida Scientist

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