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Roadside Geology of Louisiana


After Hurricane Katrina, the fanlike pile of sand, mud, and silt that formed near a breached levee was unique in the urban environment of New Orleans. Over the 7,500-year history of the modern Mississippi River delta, however, it was just another splay deposit. Author Darwin Spearing explains the geologic forces behind the formation of the delta, shedding light on the human struggle to control the powerful river that breaches its own levees and switches its own deltas. With sections on wetland loss and land subsidence, ...

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Roadside Geology of Louisiana
2007, Mountain Press Publishing Company

ISBN-13: 9780878425303

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Roadside Geology of Louisiana
1998, Mountain Press Publishing Company

ISBN-13: 9780878423248

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