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download ì eBook or Kindle ePUB ¼ Mike TidwellAt industry supports the livelihood and way of life for generations of people who still live off the land and Perpetuate A Uniue Culture The a niue culture The of the gulf waters is also dying off rapidly with the
of the Can the erosion be reversed Can the coastline be rebuilt or at least saved Can the gulf oil gas industry operate in a way that minimizes impact on the environment and is there a role for them to play in rebuilding part of what they destroyed with all the canal dredging in the gulf access waterways Ironically some of the very forces that are destroying the wetlands are creating a boom in brown shrimp harvest The very people whose means of earning a living relies on this harvest are experiencing a boom that is on the verge of turning to bust in a few short years Then what happens Where will they go The loss of natural barriers also means the loss of protection from hurricanes A strong enough storm Kings of Paradise (Ash and Sand unimpeded has the potential to wipe out not only the coastal communities but New Orleans andpriver to Baton Rouge and beyond You think Katrina was bad It can get a whole lot worse very soon Brothers unless something is done NOW I got carried away there for a minute with theestions but they are real and the issues are important and deserve far attention than the short shrift the topic gets todayThis book sounds the alarm on the current state of affairs of deterioration of the bayous and coastline of Louisiana Part environmental treatise part travelogue part cultural examination and delivered with a vivid illustrative and heartfelt narrative this book is really a love letter to the bayou The author manages to mix science and culture studies to tell the story of this huge ecological dilemma through the eyes and words of the people who live along the bayousdeterioration of the
And Rely In Somerely in some on the gulf for their survival Really well done highly recommend this book to anyone who cares about our environment If nothing else it will give you new appreciation for the shrimp on your plate This book is about the coastal erosion of Louisiana It is told by a man who traveled the bayous and bays of the La coast with the people who live there I like that it is about the people and not a just a sermon about how desperate the situation is along the coast And the situation is extreme 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 pon which the entire nation depends Of course as we all know post Katrin. Ans and the rich cultural history that makes it nlike any other place in the world But seeing the skeletons of oak trees killed by the salinity of the groundwater and whole cemeteries sinking into swampland and out of sight Tidwell also explains why each intro. .
This is a first rate book on the destruction of the bayous Also a great book for nderstanding why Hurricane Katrina was So Destructive It S Really destructive It s really admittedly but Tidwell is a strong writer and it s enjoyable at the same time Most accurate description I ve read of coastal Louisiana and Cajun culturehe does a great job of capturing the feeling of being in South Louisiana especially
food the and nfortunately the disappearing coast I ve never been so sad proud and hungry all at the same time while reading a book While reading on the subway I looked p several times shocked to see that I was in NYC and not on a boat somewhere in athe food the
BAYOU A MOVING PERSONAL ACCOUNT OFA moving personal account of cultures that survive on the edge of America mostly Cajun but also Houma and Vietnamese Written in 2003 its dire predictions and warnings hurt even in 2018 as the world stumbles towards an environmental disaster Tidwell clearly sees It was also interesting to read a work about a niue cultural diversity instead of a hip slogan we mumbled on the way to the same melting pot mall to ote Tidwell The current diversity debate itself lacking a thorough discussion of culture and class pales a bit compared to this this work For one Bayou Farewell was written without the condescension of contemporary works that pathologize rather than empathize with whites in the countryside In addition it is before the current racial debate placed whites into a homogeneous mass as evidenced in most Coates essays at The Atlantic rather than seeing the differences between said cultures Tidwell s honesty perceptiveness and empathy is sorely lacking in the current culture war This is one of the best non fiction books I ve read Tidwell does an excellent job of describing a very complex environmental and social problem with many of the details included while making it interesting and easy to read His experiences in the Bayou with the peoples that live on the land there are phenomenal This book is an excellent suggestion for anyone interested in either environmental social or travel stories I would like to have all Americans read it The Louisiana coastline is disappearing at the astonishing rate of 25 acres a day EVERY DAY But when you mention this to people at best they will lament the sad sate of environmental affairs and our seeming inability to make progress on battling climate change but likely they will just shrug their shoulders It may be sad but what can be done Plenty if there was political will and money and business and government and communities working together The reason a lot of people shrug their shoulders over this however is that they really don t nderstand what it means to them in real terms The Gulf of Mexico and specifically the gulf coast of Louisiana is a huge source of the seafood consumed in America and th. The Cajun coast of Louisiana is home to a way of life as Domestic Slavery Considered as a Scriptural Institution by Francis Wayland and Richard Fuller uniue complex and beautiful as the terrain itself As award winning travel writer Mike Tidwell journeys through the bayou he introducess to the food and the language the shrimp fisherman the Houma Indi. .
writers he ickly 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 reverence for asimpler way 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 If you re from South Louisiana and you don t read this book your Louisiana Card should be revoked 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 estion 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 I read this book shortly after Katrina Here s the review I wrote on According to Michael Tidwell in his book Bayou Farewell twenty five miles of Louisiana coastline disappear each year That s 25 2 5 And this statistic may be dramatic in the wake of Katrina and Rita yet most of Children of the New World us arenaware of what is happening in the estuaries of Southern Louisiana The state s rich supply of wildlife animal marine and avian is threatened by the advance of the Gulf of Mexico into the wetlands It s turning fresh water into salt drowning native grasses oak trees cemeteries and small towns Changes in the fragile chemistry of the wetlands endangers oysters and crabs Eventually the migration route for the white and brown shrimp will disappear The people of this area are in retreat Louisiana fishermen supply an astonishing 30 percent of American s annual seafood harvest measured by weight When the wildlife is gone and the people are relocated to higher. 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.nature writers he