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Author Morris, Christopher (Christopher Charles)

Title The Big Muddy : an environmental history of the Mississippi and its peoples, from Hernando de Soto to Hurricane Katrina / Christopher Morris

Publisher New York, NY : Oxford University Press, c2012


 McDonald 3rd Floor  GE155.M57 M67 2012    AVAILABLE
Call # GE155.M57 M67 2012
Descript xii, 300 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents Valley of mud -- Knee Deep in water and snakes -- Rice -- The rise of New Orleans and the fall of Natchez -- Consolidation, transformation, conservation -- King Cotton meets Big Muddy -- The Cotton kingdom's edges made and Unmade -- Engineering the river of empire -- Drought, disease, and other symptoms of a pathological landscape -- Cotton, chemicals, catfish, crawfish -- Nature's return : hurricane Katrina and the future of the Big Muddy
Subject Mississippi River -- Environmental conditions
Mississippi River Valley -- Environmental conditions
Stream ecology -- Mississippi River -- History
Human ecology -- Mississippi River -- History
Mississippi River -- History
Mississippi River Valley -- History
Ecology. fast (OCoLC)fst00901476
Human ecology. fast (OCoLC)fst00962941
Stream ecology. fast (OCoLC)fst01134567
Mississippi River. fast (OCoLC)fst01240238
Mississippi River Valley. fast (OCoLC)fst01240240
History. fast (OCoLC)fst01411628