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Transforming New Orleans & Its Environs: Centuries Of Change
Human settlement of the Lower Mississippi River Valley—especially in New Orleans, the region’s largest metropolis—has produced profound and dramatic environmental change. From prehistoric midden building to late-twentieth century industrial pollution, Transforming New Orleans and Its Environs traces through history the impact of human activity upon the environment of this ...more
Paperback, 288 pages
Published January 4th 2001 by University of Pittsburgh Press
(first published January 1st 2001)
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very academic but engaging essays about new orleans/louisiana history, from pre-european to french colonial to the steamboat revolution to modern day pollution and flood control problems. Ironically, this book (published prior to Katrina) prophetically predicts the building of the bayou bienvenue flood control structure.