Book Discussion on The Swamp: The Everglades, Florida, and the Politics of Paradise
Michael Grunwald talked about his book The Swamp: The Everglades, Florida and the Politics of Paradise, published by Simon and… read more
Michael Grunwald talked about his book The Swamp: The Everglades, Florida and the Politics of Paradise, published by Simon and Schuster. He described what he calls the destruction and possible resurrection of the Everglades, the efforts to drain the Everglades in Florida, and the Army Corps of Engineers converting half of the Everglades into sprawling suburbs and sugar plantations. Mr. Grunwald argued that the Everglades are still threatened by the same hubris that led to their decline. After his presentation he answered audience members' questions.
Mr. Grunwald’s talk, held in the University of Miami Law Library Faculty Conference Room, was followed by a reception in his honor. The event was co-hosted by U.M.'s Center for Ecosystem Science and Policy and Books and Books of Coral Gables. close
*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.
People in this video
- Michael Grunwald Staff Writer Washington Post
Hosting OrganizationMore Hosting Organizations
Book Discussion on Fruitless Fall
Rowan Jacobsen talked about Fruitless Fall: The Collapse of the Honeybee and the Coming Agricultural Crisis (Bloomsbury…
Book Discussion on Miami, U.S.A.
Ms. Muir talks about her book Miami, U.S.A., published by the University Press of Florida. This breezy…
Book Discussion on Eyes of the Heart
Mr. Aristide, former president of Haiti, talks about his book Eyes of the Heart: Seeking a Path for the Poor in…
Book Discussion on Back to Blood
Tom Wolfe spoke about his novel, Back to Blood, in which he presented several observations on the city of…