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An unnatural metropolis : wresting New Orleans from nature

Author: Craig E Colten
Publisher: Baton Rouge : Louisiana State University Press, 2004.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : Louisiana pbk. edView all editions and formats
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Winner of the John Brinckerhoff Jackson Prize Winner of the Fred B. Kniffen Award Strategically situated at the gateway to the Mississippi River yet standing atop a former swamp, New Orleans was from the first what geographer Peirce Lewis called an "impossible but inevitable city." How New Orleans came to be, taking shape between the mutual and often contradictory forces of nature and urban development, is the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Colten, Craig E.
Unnatural metropolis.
Baton Rouge : Louisiana State University Press, 2006
(DLC) 2004008640
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Craig E Colten
ISBN: 9780807147818 0807147818
OCLC Number: 774295476
Description: 1 online resource (xx, 245 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents: Introduction: The city and the environment --
Water hazards --
Remaking the environment --
Inequity and the environment --
Environment comes to the fore --
Combating new flood hazards --
Reintroducing wetland environments --
Epilogue.
Responsibility: Craig E. Colten ; with a new preface by the author.

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Winner of the John Brinckerhoff Jackson Prize Winner of the Fred B. Kniffen Award Strategically situated at the gateway to the Mississippi River yet standing atop a former swamp, New Orleans was from the first what geographer Peirce Lewis called an "impossible but inevitable city." How New Orleans came to be, taking shape between the mutual and often contradictory forces of nature and urban development, is the subject of An Unnatural Metropolis. Craig E. Colten traces engineered modifications to New Orleans's natural environment from 1800 to 2000 and demonstrates that, though all cit.

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