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The Gulf : the making of an American sea / Jack E. Davis.

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Item details

  • ISBN: 1631494023
  • ISBN: 9781631494024
  • Physical Description: x, 592 pages : illustrations, maps ; 21 cm
  • Edition: [Paperback edition].
  • Publisher: New York : Liveright Publishing Corporation, 2018.

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Bibliography, etc.: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary, etc.: Significant beyond tragic oil spills and hurricanes, the Gulf has historically been one of the world's most bounteous marine environments, supporitng human life for millennia. Based on the premise that nature lies at the center of human existence, Davis takes readers on a compelling and, at times, wrenching journey from the Florida Keys to the Texas Rio Grande, along marshy shorelines and majestic estuarine bays, both beautiful and life-giving, though fated to exploitation by esuriant oil men and real-estate developers. Davis shares previously untold stories, parading a vast array of historical characters past our view: sports-fishermen, presidents, Hollywood executives, New England fishers, the Tabasco king, a Texas shrimper, and a New York architect who caught the "big one". Sensitive to the imminent effects of climate change, and to the difficult task of rectifying the assaults of recent centuries, this book suggests how a penetrating examination of a single region's history can inform the country's path ahead. --adapted from book jacket.
Subject: Human ecology > Mexico, Gulf of.
Environmental degradation > Mexico, Gulf of.
Nature > Effect of human beings on > Mexico, Gulf of.
Mexico, Gulf of > History.
Mexico, Gulf of > Environmental conditions.
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