Land into Water?Water into Land: A History of Water Management in Florida

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"A fascinating book--I hope everyone in and out of government who is concerned with Florida's environment will read it."--Marjorie Carr

 

"A fascinating history of Florida's environmental past with a chilling look at its future and a spellbinding account of environmental disasters and heroics."--Nathaniel P. Reed, U.S. Department of the Interior

 

Published thirty years ago, this book is now considered a classic in the field of environmental history. Nelson Blake (1908-1996) was an innovative social historian and the country's foremost authority on water management. His seminal study regarding Everglades drainage, the Cross-Florida Canal, and the overall development of water policy in Florida from the early nineteenth century onward has proven to be remarkably prescient.


This updated edition includes a new introduction, two new chapters, and a new afterword, allowing Blake's brilliant discussion of Florida's water management struggles to shine through, even while providing information that brings the story up to date.

 

 

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Nelson M. Blake was Maxwell Distinguished Professor of History at Syracuse University. Chris F. Meindl is associate professor of geography at the University of South Florida. Steven Noll is senior lecturer in history at the University of Florida. David Tegeder is associate professor of history at Santa Fe College.

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