New Orleans: The Making of an Urban Landscape
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating

New Orleans: The Making of an Urban Landscape

3.96 of 5 stars 3.96  ·  rating details  ·  23 ratings  ·  2 reviews
In his now classic work of historical geography, published in 1976, Lewis traces the rise and expansion of New Orleans through four major historic periods. This revised and greatly expanded second edition brings that story up-to-date, illustrating how the city continues to overcome its site on the Mississippi Delta - a fearsome place, difficult enough for building houses,...more
Paperback, 200 pages
Published March 29th 2003 by Center for American Places (first published January 1st 1976)
more details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Community Reviews

(showing 1-30 of 38)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  rating details
Redsteve
Very interesting. An account (actually two books by the same author- one written in 1976 and one written in 2003) of how the City of New Orleans evoloved into its current form - based on geology, weather, economics, sociology, etc. It takes a clear-eyed look at the Crescent City's virtues and its failings - where it is, where it's been and where it's heading.
Daniel
A fine overview of the city that leads us right up to and anticipates Katrina and the incompetence that followed. Very good writing, objective view, keen analysis.
Chris Whittaker
Chris Whittaker marked it as to-read
May 18, 2014
Christina Browne
Christina Browne marked it as to-read
Feb 10, 2014
Marie Louise
Marie Louise marked it as to-read
Oct 18, 2013
Peter
Peter added it
Oct 16, 2013
Lulu
Lulu marked it as to-read
Sep 01, 2013
Avory
Avory marked it as to-read
Jun 24, 2013
Rania Ioannou
Rania Ioannou marked it as to-read
May 06, 2013
Timothy Nielsen
Timothy Nielsen is currently reading it
Apr 28, 2013
Mike Sanders
Mike Sanders marked it as to-read
Feb 28, 2013
Sunny Townes
Sunny Townes marked it as to-read
Jan 15, 2013
Maggie
Maggie marked it as to-read
Dec 29, 2012
Pam
Pam marked it as to-read
Dec 03, 2012
« previous 1 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
Visual Blight in America Birmingham View North America: The Historical Geography of a Changing Continent

Share This Book