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Bayou Farewell The Rich Life and Tragic Death of Louisiana's Cajun Coast

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ISBN-10: 0375725172

ISBN-13: 9780375725173

Edition: N/A

Authors: Mike Tidwell

List price: $17.00
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Mike Tidwell knew nothing of the disappearing bayou country when he first visited the Cajun coast of Louisiana, but the evidence was all around him: the skeletons of oak trees killed by the salinity of the groundwater, whole cemeteries sinking into swampland and out of sight, telephone poles in deep, standing water. Thanks to human hands, the storied Louisiana coast was eroding, subsiding, and joining the Gulf of Mexico—-making it the fastest disappearing landmass on Earth. Yet no one seemed to know how to talk about the problem. Tidwell, a celebrated travel and environmental writer, decided to begin the much-needed conversation, and this vivid, elegiac book is the result. Tidwell…    
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Book details

List price: $17.00
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 3/9/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 384
Size: 5.00" wide x 8.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.012
Language: English