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Sinopsis: Louisiana's Chenier Plain is a 2,200-square-mile region of marshes and oak-covered ridges (cheniers) that stretches along the Gulf of Mexico from Sabine Lake to Vermilion Bay. Its inhabitants, some 6,000 people of Cajun and other ancestries, retain strong economic and cultural ties to the land and its teeming wildlife. They call it paradise...but it is a vulnerable paradise. In this multifaceted study, Gay Gomez explores the interaction of the land, people, and wildlife of the Chenier Plain, revealing both the uniqueness of the region and the challenges it faces. After describing the geography and history of the Chenier Plain, Gomez turns to the lifeways of its people. Drawing on their words and stories, she tells how the chenier dwellers combine modern occupations with traditional pursuits such as alligator and waterfowl hunting, fur trapping, and fishing. She shows how these traditions of wildlife use provide both economic incentives for conservation and a source of personal and place identity. This portrait of a working wetland reveals how wildlife use and appreciation can give rise to a stewardship that balances biological, economic, and cultural concerns in species and habitat protection.
About the Author: Gay M. Gomez is Assistant Professor of Geography at McNeese State University in Lake Charles, Louisiana.
Título: A Wetland Biography: Seasons on Louisianas ...
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Descripción University of Texas Press, 1998. Estado de conservación: Good. 1st ed. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Nº de ref. de la librería GRP82574738
Descripción University of Texas Press, 1998. Estado de conservación: Very Good. 1st ed. Former Library book. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Nº de ref. de la librería GRP66111018
Descripción Estado de conservación: Good. Book Condition: Good. Nº de ref. de la librería 97802927281104.0
Descripción University of Texas Press, 1998. Estado de conservación: Good. 1st ed. Ships from Reno, NV. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Nº de ref. de la librería GRP90327020