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In a stunning tribute to one of Texas’ most enigmatic waterways, a veteran East Texas historian and a professional photographer have together created an homage to a lake like no other—half Texas, half Louisiana, a swampy labyrinth of bald cypress and water plants filled with mystery, legend, and a staggering amount of biological complexity.

Classified as a Category 1 Habitat for wildlife by the US Fish and Wildlife Service and encompassing a state wildlife management area as well as a state park, Caddo Lake and adjacent areas have also been designated as a Ramsar Site under the international convention to preserve world-class wetlands and their waterfowl. In both words and pictures, writer Thad Sitton and photographer Carolyn Brown have captured the human, animal, and plant life of Caddo, as well as the history of the lake itself, better likened to an ever-changing network of cypress woodlands, bayou-like channels, water-plant meadows, and hardwood bottoms covered more or less by water.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright, Dedication, Frontispiece
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  1. Contents
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  1. Foreword
  2. pp. ix-xii
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  1. 1. Introduction: A Day in Spring
  2. pp. 1-20
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  1. 2. Origins and Evolution of the Lake
  2. pp. 21-58
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  1. 3. Cypress, Creatures, and the Floating Fern
  2. pp. 59-117
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  1. 4. Caddo People
  2. pp. 118-150
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  1. 5. The Devil under the Cypress Trees
  2. pp. 151-166
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 167-168
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  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 169-172
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 173-175
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  1. Series Page, Back Cover
  2. pp. 176-177
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Additional Information

ISBN
9781623492519
Related ISBN
9781623492397
MARC Record
OCLC
898279621
Pages
188
Launched on MUSE
2015-01-28
Language
English
Open Access
No
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