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free download Bayou Farewell The Rich Life and Tragic Death of Louisiana's Cajun Coast free read Bayou Farewell The Rich Life and Tragic Death of Louisiana's Cajun Coast ó PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free download ¶ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB å Mike Tidwell The Cajun coast of Louisiana is home to a way of life as uniue complex and beautiful as the terrain itself  As award winning travel writer Mike Tidwell journeys through the bayou he introduces us to the food and the language the shrimp fisherman the Houma Indi. Hands down a must read for anyone who loves Louisiana andor the Cajun culture A fascinating but sad look at the state of the culture and the State of Louisiana As a native Louisianian I found it difficult to read this book as it made me sad to see what s happening to the place where I was born and raised This place is so special to me but just like many of my fellow Cajuns I have fled the state in search of better job opportunities It s sad to see that a smart motivated individual has a hard time making a living wage in Louisiana but the author explores the uestion of Why and documents what is happening to the people who are choosing to stay A culture is being lost along with land at a very swift pace A great read even though it does make me sad to think of the future or lack thereof of Louisiana and the Cajun culture

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free download Bayou Farewell The Rich Life and Tragic Death of Louisiana's Cajun Coast free read Bayou Farewell The Rich Life and Tragic Death of Louisiana's Cajun Coast ó PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free download ¶ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB å Mike Tidwell Duction may be a farewell as the storied Louisiana coast steadily erodes into the Gulf of MexicoPart travelogue part environmental exposé Bayou Farewell is the richly evocative chronicle of the author's travels through a world that is vanishing before our eyes. In June I filled in with an ecology lab at LSU s Dept of Oceanography and Coastal Studies basically my friend Joe threw me a bone This was a great way to close out my time in Louisiana finally seeing and trudging through the disappearing wetlands of the state And this book helped me pull it all togetherLouisiana contains fully 40% of the nation s wetlands and as Tidwell explains these aren t just mosuito breeding fields but rich ecosystems upon which the entire nation depends Of course as we all know post Katrina Rita they provide also provide buffers from storm surge For a variety of reasons almost all the conseuence of either oil gas drilling or the maintenance of the Mississippi s shipping channel via the Corps of Engineers maintained levee system Louisiana s wetlands are disappearing at a rate of about a football field every 38 minutesAs Tidwell goes to great pains to show this is not an abstraction but has tangible and immediately obvious conseuences on both the landscape and the communities who depend on these wetlands Like many nature writers he veers uickly and often in the purplest of proses his metaphors are strained at times particularly when describing something beautiful and in his reverence for asimpler way of life on the bayou he risks fetishizing his subject Such is often the case with nature and travel writing I was able to get past these stylistic issues because the analysis and the reportage is so meaty Wholeheartedly recommonded

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    Free E–pub [Bayou Farewell The Rich Life and Tragic Death of Louisiana's Cajun Coast] BY Mike Tidwell In June I filled in with an ecology lab at LSU's Dept of Oceanography and Coastal Studies basically my friend Joe threw me a bone This was a great way to close out my time in Louisiana finally seeing and trudging through the disappe

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  • Paperback
  • 384
  • Bayou Farewell The Rich Life and Tragic Death of Louisiana's Cajun Coast
  • Mike Tidwell
  • English
  • 11 February 2018
  • 9780375725173