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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.
Publication Info. New York, NY : Oxford University Press, c2012.
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 Stack 3  304.2 M    IN LIBRARY
Description xii, 300 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm.
Bibliography 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.
Added Author New York Society Library. Book Committee. 2013. ZNS
Added Title Environmental history of the Mississippi and its peoples, from Hernando de Soto to Hurricane Katrina
ISBN 9780195316919 (hardcover : acid-free paper)
0195316916 (hardcover : acid-free paper)