America's long fascination with the Everglades, a twisted chronicle of preservation and exploitation, is recounted here in perspiration-inducing detail by Laura A. Ogden, an anthropologist intimate with the welands' iconic nooks and crannies. Bringing alive the complex interactions of animals, people, geology, and government, this book serves as a corrective to common myths concerning the exotic tropical ecosystem.

July 25: On this day in 1834 Samuel Taylor Coleridge died of heart disease at the age of sixty-one.

Crime fiction legends Dennis Lehane and Michael Connelly discuss the new book that unites their beloved sleuths Patrick Kenzie and Harry Bosch.