In this multifaceted study, Gay Gomez explores the interaction of the land, people, and wildlife of the Chenier Plain in Louisiana, revealing both the uniqueness of the region and the challenges it faces.
Gomez's wonderful book documents the interplay of humans with Louisiana's coastal wetlands, especially the Chenier Plain, through the seasons...An interesting book that should help promote the value and appreciation of wetlands.
Geography professor Gomez explores the interaction of the land, people, and wildlife of the 2,200-square-mile region of marshes and oak-covered ridges (cheniers) of Louisiana. After discussing the geography and history of the area, she tells how the chenier dwellers combine modern occupations with traditional pursuits and examines how traditions of wildlife use provide both economic incentives for conservation and a source of personal and place identity. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
Preface and Acknowledgments
1. Comprehending the Complete Wetland
2. Chenier Journeys
3. Cycles and Seasons
8. Wetlands, Wildlife, and People
Appendix 1. Common Fauna and Flora of the Louisiana Chenier Plain
Appendix 2. Alligator Research Conducted at Rockefeller Wildlife Refuge