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Main Title An unnatural metropolis : wresting New Orleans from nature /
Author Colten, Craig E.
Publisher Louisiana State University Press,
Year Published 2005
OCLC Number 55066301
ISBN 0807129771; 9780807129777
Subjects Human ecology--Louisiana--New Orleans Metropolitan Area ; Urban ecology (Sociology)--Louisiana--New Orleans Metropolitan Area ; Wetland ecology--Louisiana--New Orleans Metropolitan Area ; River engineering--Louisiana--New Orleans Metropolitan Area ; Flood routing--Louisiana--New Orleans Metropolitan Area ; Water levels--Louisiana--New Orleans Metropolitan Area ; New Orleans Metropolitan Area (La)--Social conditions ; New Orleans Metropolitan Area (La)--Environmental conditions ; Hochwasserschutz ; Stadtèokologie ; GroÇstadt ; Schutzvorrichtung ; New Orleans ; Urban ecology--Louisiana--New Orleans Metropolitan Area
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EMBM  GF504.L8C65 2005 NRMRL/GWERD Library/Ada,OK 03/15/2006
Collation xiii, 245 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Includes bibliographical references (pages 193-236) and index.
Contents Notes
Introduction: The city and the environment -- Water hazards -- Remaking the environment -- Inequity and the environment -- Environment comes to the fore -- Combating new flood hazards -- Reintroducing wetland environments -- Epilogue. "Urban geographers frequently have portrayed cities as the antithesis of nature, but in An Unnatural Metropolis Colten introduces a critical environmental perspective to the history of urban areas. His illustrated work offers an in-depth look at a city and society uniquely shaped by the natural forces it has sought to harness."--BOOK JACKET.