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Main Title The Louisiana coast : guide to an American wetland /
Author Gomez, Gay M.
Publisher Texas A & M University Press,
Year Published 2008
OCLC Number 183926355
ISBN 9781603440332 (pbk. : alk. paper); 160344033X (pbk. : alk. paper)
Subjects Natural history--Louisiana--Gulf Coast--Guidebooks. ; Wetlands--Louisiana--Gulf Coast--Guidebooks. ; Landscapes--Louisiana--Gulf Coast--Guidebooks. ; Chenier plains--Louisiana--Gulf Coast--Guidebooks. ; Gulf Coast (La.)--Guidebooks. ; Mississippi River Delta (La.)--Guidebooks. ; Gulf Coast (La.)--Environmental conditions. ; Coastal ecology--Louisiana--Gulf Coast. ; Feuchtgebiet. ; Louisiana.
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EKCM  QH105.L8G66 2008 NHEERL/GED Library/Gulf Breeze,FL 02/15/2011
Edition 1st ed.
Collation xii, 189 p. : col. ill., col. maps ; 23 cm.
Notes
Includes bibliographical references (p. [169]-181) and index.
Contents Notes
Prelude: Coastal roots -- The Louisiana coast : vital, valuable, and vulnerable -- Deltaic plain and Chenier plain landscapes -- Coastal vistas : vegetation -- Coastal vistas : wildlife -- Coastal vistas : human activities -- Wetland loss and restoration -- Visiting the coast -- Conclusion: Tenacity -- Books and other resources to enhance your wetland experience. "Hurricane Katrina gave the nation an urgent reminder of the extent and value of Louisiana's wetlands. Daily discussions of subsidence and sedimentation revealed how much ordinary coastal processes affect humanity - and vice versa. Now, with a native Louisiana naturalist as a guide, readers can learn how best to enjoy, appreciate, and protect this vanishing landscape." "Part natural history and part field guide, The Louisiana Coast: Guide to an American Wetland takes readers across one of only three major chenier plains in the world to the Atchafalaya Basin, the largest river basin swamp on the continent, and through the network of bayous, natural levees, cypress swamps, marshes, and barrier islands of the Deltaic Plain." "Color photographs illustrate chapters on vegetation, wildlife, and the rich human culture that defines Louisiana. With the intimate knowledge of one whose life has been shaped by this remarkable environment, author Gay M. Gomez leads visitors to nature trails, wildlife refuges, Audubon sanctuaries, and parks. A visitor's guide at the end of the book features destinations open to the public for wildlife watching, photography, and even hunting, fishing, crabbing, and cast netting."--Jacket.