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The Louisiana Coast: Guide to an American Wetland (Tam Nature Guides)

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Hurricane Katrina gave the nation an urgent reminder of the extent and value of Louisianaandrsquo;s wetlands when daily discussions of subsidence and sedimentation revealed how much ordinary coastal processes affect humanityandmdash;and vice versa. Now, with a native Louisiana naturalist as a guide, readers can learn how best to enjoy, appreciate, and protect this vanishing landscape.

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 visitorandrsquo;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 Gomezandrsquo;s exploration of the land, its people, its resources, and its vulnerabilities. The Louisiana Coast will encourage readers to share the authorandrsquo;s love for this vital, distinct, and beautiful place.

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About the Author

GAY M. GOMEZ is associate professor of geography at McNeese State University in Lake Charles, Louisiana. A professional nature guide and longtime activist and champion for the preservation of the stateand#8217;s wetlands, she has served on the board of directors for the Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana and the Louisiana Ornithological Society, and on the advisory board for the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheriesand#8217; White Lake Wetland Conservation Area.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781603440332
Author:
Gomez, Gay M.
Publisher:
Texas A&M University Press
Subject:
Natural history
Subject:
Wetlands
Subject:
Marine Life
Subject:
United States - South - West South Central (General)
Subject:
Ecology
Subject:
United States - South - Louisiana
Subject:
Special Interest - Ecotourism
Subject:
Gulf Coast (La.) - Environmental conditions
Subject:
Gulf Coast (La.)
Subject:
General Nature
Subject:
United States / South / West South Central (AR, LA, OK, TX)
Subject:
Environmental Studies-Environment
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Gulf Coast Books, sponsored by Texas AandM University-Corpus Christi
Series Volume:
15
Publication Date:
20081031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
182 color photos., 5 maps.
Pages:
208
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.75 in 1.1 lb

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Science and Mathematics » Nature Studies » Ocean and Marine Biology
Travel » North America » United States » Southern States
Travel » North America » United States » Southwestern States
Travel » Special Interest » Ecotourism

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