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- University Press of Mississippi 2009; US$ 40.00
A vital and volatile part of the New Orleans landscape and lifestyle, the Lake Pontchartrain Basin actually contains three major bodies of water--Lakes Borgne, Pontchartrain, and Maurepas. These make up the Pontchartrain estuary. Robert W. Hastings provides a thorough examination of the historical and environmental research on the basin, with emphasis... more...
- Rutgers University Press 2010; US$ 23.95
In Protecting New Jersey's Environment, critical environmental concerns translate into real human interest stories about people and their surroundings in the state -- a critical site for the growth of environmentalism. The book explores the science underpinning environmental issues and the public policy infighting that goes undocumented behind... more...
- University of California Press 2011; US$ 26.95
This succinct book gives an intimate view of the day-to-day functioning of a remarkable river that has figured prominently in history and culture?the Hudson, a main artery connecting New York, America, and the world. Writing for a wide audience, David Strayer distills the large body of scientific information about the river into a non-technical overview... more...
- Rutgers University Press 2006; US$ 23.95
Americans often think of New Jersey as an environmental nightmare. As seen from its infamous turnpike, which is how many travelers experience the Garden State, it is difficult not to be troubled by the wealth of industrial plants, belching smokestacks, and hills upon hills of landfills. Yet those living and working in New Jersey often experience... more...
- Oxford University Press, USA 2012; US$ 25.99
In The Big Muddy, the first long-term environmental history of the Mississippi, Christopher Morris offers a brilliant tour across five centuries as he illuminates the interaction between people and the landscape, from early hunter-gatherer bands to present-day industrial and post-industrial society. Morris shows that when Hernando de Soto arrived at... more...
- LSU Press 2014; US$ 38.00
In the post--World War II era, Louisiana's coastal wetlands underwent an industrial transformation that placed the region at the center of America's energy-producing corridor. By the twenty-first century the Louisiana Gulf Coast supplied nearly one-third of America's oil and gas, accounted for half of the country's refining capacity, and contributed... more...
- University of Pittsburgh Press 2004; US$ 28.95
Every city has an environmental story, perhaps none so dramatic as Pittsburgh's. Founded in a river valley blessed with enormous resources-three strong waterways, abundant forests, rich seams of coal-the city experienced a century of exploitation and industrialization that degraded and obscured the natural environment to a horrific degree. Pittsburgh... more...
- University of Pittsburgh Press 2007; US$ 29.95
Houston's meteoric rise from a bayou trading post to the world's leading oil supplier owes much to its geography, geology, and climate: the large natural port of Galveston Bay, the lush subtropical vegetation, the abundance of natural resources. But the attributes that have made it attractive for industry, energy, and urban development have also... more...