Book ID: CBB001451931

The Big Muddy: An Environmental History of the Mississippi and Its Peoples, from Hernando de Soto to Hurricane Katrina (2012)


Morris, Christopher (Author)

Oxford University Press

Publication Date: 2012
Physical Details: xii + 300 pp.; ill.; maps
Language: English

n 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 the lower Mississippi Valley, he found an incredibly vast wetland, forty thousand square miles of some of the richest, wettest land in North America, deposited there by the big muddy river that ran through it.

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Authors & Contributors
Kelman, Ari
Mathur, Anuradha
Cunha, Dilip da
Saikku, Mikko
Price, Jenny
Wohl, Ellen E.
Environmental History
Earth Sciences History: Journal of the History of the Earth Sciences Society
Franco Angeli
University of California Press
Yale University Press
University of Georgia Press
University of Chicago Press
University of Pittsburgh Press
Environmental history
Water resource management
Earth sciences
Time Periods
Republic of Venice (697–1797)
20th century, late
Early modern
21st century
Mississippi River (North America)
United States
Adige River (Italy)
New Orleans (Louisiana, U.S.)
North America

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