Chronicles not only how she stopped completion of the barge canal, but also helped transform conservationism into a more science-based environmental movement while pursuing a career in science at a time when women were expected to retire after marrying.
An absorbing account of a remarkable woman.
--The Gainesville Sun
An important, well-researched chronicle of a portion of Florida’s environmental history and the life of one of its prominent leaders.
[A]t once a lucid account of the origins and growth of modern ecological awareness, a passionate love story of two scientists--Marjorie and Archie Carr, a perfect match in body, mind, and spirit--and a riveting narrative of how a Micanopy mom with five children negotiated the formidable obstacles of a sexist society to preserve north central Florida’s natural wonders.
A fascinating tale of Carr’s personal and professional life.
--Florida Historical Quarterly
Marjorie Harris Carr is an intimate look at a remarkable woman who dedicated her
life to conserving Florida’s unique environment.
A wonderful biography of a woman who deserves to be honored and remembered as a true environmentalist.
--Kathleen Kaska Writes (blog)
Portrays the skill and strategy that Marjorie Harris Carr used to overcome powerful social conventions and political enemies in order to chart her own path as a woman, an environmentalist, and the foremost defender of Florida’s environment.
--Journal of Southern History
A fascinating history of the environment and gender politics in Florida, a detailed chronicle of an extended legal battle between environmentalists and the Army Corps of Engineers, as well as a daring and tender love story.
--Florida Book Review