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A River and Its City: The Nature of Landscape in New Orleans by Ari Kelman

By Ari Kelman

This attractive environmental historical past explores the increase, fall, and rebirth of 1 of the nation's most vital city public landscapes, and extra considerably, the position public areas play in shaping people's relationships with the wildlife. Ari Kelman specializes in the battles fought over New Orleans's waterfront, studying the hyperlink among a river and its urban and monitoring the clash among private and non-private regulate of the river. He describes the effect of floods, sickness, and altering applied sciences on New Orleans's interactions with the Mississippi. contemplating how town grew distant—culturally and spatially—from the river, this publication argues that city components supply a wealthy resource for figuring out people's connections with nature, and in flip, nature's impression on human history.

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