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New Orleans: The Making of an Urban Landscape
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 second edition offers a revised and greatly expanded look at this unique community on the Mississippi Delta---a fearsome place, difficult enough for buildiing houses, lunacy for wharves and skyscrapers.-
Paperback, 288 pages
Published March 29th 2003 by Center for American Places
(first published January 1st 1976)
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Jul 21, 2011 Redsteve rated it liked it
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.