This comprehensive history of Everglades National Park, web-published by Robert W. Blythe, who placed it in the public domain, is based on extensive research in federal, state, and conservation organization archives; it contains a host of information not found elsewhere and is likely to remain the definitive history of the park for some time.

Wilderness on the Edge: A History of Everglades National Park, is 640 pages long and includes dozens of historic photos and about two dozen maps created just for this work. The author, Robert W. Blythe, prepared a comprehensive index and the appendices include all the Park’s legislation, visitation figures, a chronology and a glossary of names.

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Preface, Table of contents, Chapters 1-12
Chapters 13-28, Index, Bibliography, Appendices