[Columbia, South Carolina]: Southern Carolina Environmental Coalition, 1975.
Softcover. Near fine. 8.5 x 11 inches, 144 pp, in original wrappers. Ownership signature on first page, "Congaree Swamp" handwritten on the spine, else fine. A collection of articles compiled to explain the importance of South Carolina's old-growth, bottomland forest and to advocate for its protection. The first section of the book is composed of previously published articles that were among the first to identify the importance of this complex forest ecosystem. The second section contains articles published here for the first time. Prominent scientists and environmental leaders describe the history of human activities in the forest, the ecology of Congaree Swamp, and the struggle to protect it. Congaree was designated a National Monument the year after this book was published and became a National Park in 2003.