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"Moving Water is so well-written, so compelling, that I read the entire book in one sitting. Exploring current efforts to undo more than a century of damage, Amy Green does an excellent job of telling the story of recent water management policies that have adversely affected the Kissimmee–Okeechobee–Everglades–Florida Bay ecosystem."

"In Moving Water, journalist Amy Green unfurls the intricately threaded story of Mary and George Barley, showing how they used science and the law to help create the movement to restore the endangered Florida Everglades. Although the Barleys' heroic efforts speak for themselves, Green's clarity and deft research make the couple's public service vivid and memorable. Tracing the battle to make Big Sugar and others pay their fair share to clean up the pollution they are responsible for in the Everglades, this book is a must-read. Restoring what remains of this fragile and important ecosystem should be everyone's concern."

"Veteran journalist Amy Green paints an evocative picture of the sun-drenched, dying Everglades and of the woman who navigated the stormy waters of politics to try to save the troubled ecosystem. Colorful and richly informative, this debut is fact-filled environmental and political storytelling at its best."

"Amy Green delves into the rich history of the Everglades and explores how the sugar industry and the US government have made it increasingly difficult to protect and restore one of the world's most delicate ecosystems. This isn't just a story about endangered wetlands in southern Florida; it's a story of politics and corruption, of the inherent conflict between global commerce and environmental preservation. With deep reporting and evocative writing, Green's debut book is urgent and significant."

"Moving Water promises to be a fascinating and urgently necessary read for every Floridian, with a much larger story to tell about politics, ecology, and the interdependency of individuals like Everglades activists George and Mary Barley and their environment."