The Louisiana Coast: Guide to an American Wetland available in Paperback
Part natural history and part field guide, The Louisiana Coast 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.
Everyone who lives in or visits Louisiana and anyone interested in the conservation, ecology, natural history, and geography of the region will appreciate Gomez’s exploration of the land, its people, its resources, and its vulnerabilities. The Louisiana Coast will encourage readers to share the author’s love for this vital, distinct, and beautiful place.
|Publisher:||Texas A&M University Press|
|Series:||Gulf Coast Books, sponsored by Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi , #15|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 8.70(h) x 0.70(d)|
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“Many environmental enthusiasts, tourists, and retirees saw the devastation coastal Louisiana experienced by the ravages of Katrina and Rita in 2005, and will want to come to Louisiana to see the impact, recovery and challenges for themselves…For this reason the work is timely and should be popular to the general public…this work can bring to life the tremendous wetland resources that still exist and are of major value to the public…Louisiana still has tremendous natural resources along its vast coasts, even after Katrina and Rita, and the nation should come and visit so that more can be done to restore and sustain this unique national treasure.”--Paul D. Coreli, Louisiana State University
Paul D. Coreli, Louisiana State University