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The Gulf : the making of an American sea

Author: Jack E Davis
Publisher: New York, NY : Liveright Publishing Corporation, 2017.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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The tragic collision between civilization and nature in the Gulf of Mexico becomes a uniquely American story in this environmental epic. -- Rich in vivid, previously untold stories, -- The Gulf suggests how a penetrating examination of a single region's history can inform the country's path ahead.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Downloadable e-Books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Davis, Jack E., 1956-
Gulf.
New York, NY : Liveright Publishing Corporation, 2017
(DLC) 2016051692
(OCoLC)951070916
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jack E Davis
ISBN: 9780871408679 0871408678
OCLC Number: 973925930
Awards: Winner of Kirkus Prize for Nonfiction 2017
Winner of Pulitzer Prize 2018
Short-listed for National Book Critics Circle Award 2017
Long-listed for ALA Carnegie Medal 2018
Description: 1 online resource (x, 592 pages) : illustrations, maps.
Contents: Prologue: History, nature, and a forgotten sea --
Introduction: Birth --
Part One. Estuaries, and the lie of the land and sea: aborigines and colonizing Europeans. Mounds --
El golfo de Mâexico --
Unnecessary death --
A most important river, and a "magnificent" bay --
Part Two. Sea and sky: American debuts in the nineteenth century. Manifest destiny --
A fishy sea --
The wild fish that tamed the coast --
Birds of a feather, shot together --
Part Three. Preludes to the future. From bayside to beachside --
Oil and the Texas toe dip --
Oil and the Louisiana plunge --
Islands, shifting sands of time --
Wind and water --
Part Four. Saturation and loss: post-1945. The growth coast --
Florida worry, Texas slurry --
Rivers of stuff --
Runoff, and runaway --
Sand in the hourglass --
Losing the edge --
Epilogue: A success story amid so much else.
Responsibility: Jack E. Davis.
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