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Main Title Transforming New Orleans and its environs : centuries of change /
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Author Title of a Work
Colten, Craig E.
Publisher University of Pittsburgh Press,
Year Published 2000
OCLC Number 45129225
ISBN 0822941341; 9780822941347; 082295740X; 9780822957409
Subjects Nature--Effect of human beings on--Louisiana--New Orleans Region ; Human ecology--Louisiana--New Orleans Region--History ; Urbanisatie ; Milieuverandering ; Menselijke invloed ; Humanèokologie ; Stadtgeographie ; New Orleans
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EMBM  GF504.L8T73 2000 NRMRL/GWERD Library/Ada,OK 03/15/2006
Collation x, 272 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Notes
Transforming the lower Mississippi River Valley / Craig E. Colten -- Making the city inevitable: Native Americans and the geography of New Orleans / Tristram R. Kidder -- Impenetrable but easy: the French transformation of the lower Mississippi Valley and the founding of New Orleans / Christopher Morris -- Forests and other river perils / Ari Kelman -- Subduing nature through engineering: Caleb G. Forshey and the levees-only policy, 1851-1881 / George S. Pabis -- Historical perspective on crevasses, levees, and the Mississippi River / Donald W. Davis -- Perspective, power, and priorities: New Orleans and the Mississippi River Flood of 1927 / Gay M. Gomez -- In the wake of Hurricane Betsy / Todd Shallat -- Too much of a good thing: industrial pollution in the lower Mississippi River / Craig E. Colten -- Baton Rouge: the making (and breaking) of a petrochemical paradise / Raymond J. Burby -- Popular geography of illness in the industrial corridor / Barbara Allen -- Fish diversity in a heavily industrialized stretch of the lower Mississippi River / H.L. Bart.