Guide to an American Wetland
Publication Year: 2008
Published by: Texas A&M University Press
Series: Gulf Coast Books Series
Prelude: Coastal Roots
Although I have traveled on six continents, south Louisiana is my favorite place of all. It is my home by birth and for nearly half a century has been my . . .
1. The Louisiana Coast: Vital, Valuable, and Vulnerable
Louisiana’s coast is a special place. The vast extent and variety of wetlands here are unparalleled anywhere in the temperate regions of North America. Marshes . . .
2. Deltaic Plain and Chenier Plain Landscapes
Louisiana’s coast is a gift of the Mississippi River. During the past seven thousand years, North America’s most extensive . . .
3. Coastal Vistas: Vegetation
The Louisiana coast is characterized by a variety of wetlands and adjacent upland areas, and this chapter describes and . . .
4. Coastal Vistas: Wildlife
Wildlife abounds in Louisiana’s coastal zone. As a visitor drives through or along the edge of the region’s wetlands, however, only a small . . .
5. Coastal Vistas: Human Activities
For many people—local residents and visitors, city and country dwellers—the coast’s fertile blending of land and water is rest for the weary, excitement for the . . .
6. Wetland Loss and Restoration
Louisiana’s coast has always been a dynamic place, growing in response to sediment deposition and retreating as the forces of subsidence and erosion take their . . .
7. Visiting the Coast
Louisiana’s coast is a place that surprises. On any given day, even those who have lifelong experience in these lands and on these waters will find something new to capture the . . .
8. Conclusion: Tenacity 163
On a cold winter afternoon several years ago, a flooded field along Illinois Plant Road near the Lacassine Refuge Pool was the setting for one of the most . . .
Books and Other Resources to Enhance Your Wetland
The following sections list books, articles, videos, and Internet sites that offer additional information on topics and issues presented in this guide. The books include recent works, as . . .
Page Count: 208
Illustrations: 182 color photos. 5 maps.
Publication Year: 2008
Series Title: Gulf Coast Books Series
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