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Bayou Farewell The Cajun coast of Louisiana is home to a way of life as unique, 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 Indians, and the rich cultural history that makes it unlike 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 introduction may be a farewell as the storied Louisiana coast steadily erodes into the Gulf of Mexico.Part travelogue, part environmental expos , Bayou Farewell is the richly evocative chronicle of the author s travels through a world that is vanishing before our eyes. New Read [ Bayou Farewell ] author [ Mike Tidwell ] For Kindle ePUB or eBook – anguillais.us

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  • Paperback
  • 384 pages
  • Bayou Farewell
  • Mike Tidwell
  • English
  • 03 August 2017
  • 0375725172

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  1. says:

    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 bedramatic in the wake of Katrina and Rita, yet most of us are unaware 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 wet 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 bedramatic in the wake of Katrina and Rita, yet most of us are unaware 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 we...


  2. says:

    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 ...


  3. says:

    Hands down, a must read for anyone who loves Louisiana and or 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 ...


  4. says:

    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 mosquito breeding fie...


  5. says:

    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 the food, the people, and unfortunately the disappearing coast I ve never been so sad, proud, and hungry all at the same time whil...


  6. says:

    The southern coast of Louisiana, consisting of marshy wetlands, small islands, and miles upon miles of twisting and turning bayous, is the fastest disappearing landmass on earth And yet almost no one outside of Louisiana has heard anything about this looming environmental disaster The southern coast contributes billions of dollars each year to the state s economy and Louisiana alone produces around 30% of the nation s seafood Not to mention the fact that the southern wetlands protect the rest The southern coast of Louisiana, consisting of marshy wetlands, small islands, and miles upon miles of twisting and turning bayous, is the fastest disappearing landmass on earth And yet almost no one outside of Louisiana has heard anything about this looming environmental disaster The southern coast contributes billions of dollars each year to the state s economy and Louisiana alone produces around 30% of the nation s seafood Not to mention the fact that the southern wetlands p...


  7. says:

    A poignant story of the disappearing wetland and an unfolding disaster The story is told through living and working with the chief culture of the Bayou the Cajuns The desire for oil without concern for environmental consequences has led to the disappearance of an acre...


  8. says:

    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.


  9. says:

    This is a first rate book on the destruction of the bayous Also a great book for understanding why Hurricane Katrina was so destructive It s really sad admittedly, but Tidwell is a strong writer and it s enjoyable at the same time.


  10. says:

    Thorough and engaging reporting about what is really happening to Louisiana s coast Tidwell helps readers grasp the enormity of the problem, info you would hope that leaders politicians and the Army Corps of Engineers would have, but it doesn t seem that way.

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