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

By: Morris, Christopher (Christopher Charles)
Publisher: New York, NY : Oxford University Press, c2012Description: xii, 300 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cmISBN: 9780195316919 (hardcover : acidfree paper)Subject(s): 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 -- HistoryDDC classification: 304.20977 LOC classification: GE155.M57 | M67 2012
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.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

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.

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