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

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

Label
The Gulf : the making of an American sea
Title
The Gulf
Title remainder
the making of an American sea
Statement of responsibility
Jack E. Davis
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Significant beyond tragic oil spills and hurricanes, the Gulf has historically been one of the world's most bounteous marine environments, supporting 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 esurient 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. --
Summary
A comprehensive history of the Gulf of Mexico and its identity as a region marked by hurricanes, oil fields and debates about population growth and the environment demonstrates how its picturesque ecosystems have inspired and reflected key historical events
Storyline
Writing style
Award
  • Booklist Editors' Choice, 2017.
  • Kirkus Prize for Nonfiction, 2017.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2017
  • Pulitzer Prize for History, 2018.
Assigning source
adapted from book jacket
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10554516
Cataloging source
DLC
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1956-
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Davis, Jack E.
Dewey number
  • 909/.096364
  • 976
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Mexico, Gulf of
  • Mexico, Gulf of
  • Human ecology
  • Environmental degradation
  • Nature
  • HISTORY
  • NATURE
  • Ecology
  • Environmental degradation
  • Human ecology
  • Nature
  • Gulf of Mexico
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
the making of an American sea
Label
The Gulf : the making of an American sea, Jack E. Davis
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 533-564) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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 México ; 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
Control code
ocn951070916
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
x, 592 pages
Isbn
9780871408662
Lccn
2016051692
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)951070916
Label
The Gulf : the making of an American sea, Jack E. Davis
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 533-564) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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 México ; 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
Control code
ocn951070916
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
x, 592 pages
Isbn
9780871408662
Lccn
2016051692
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)951070916

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