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Introduction: Transforming the lower Mississippi River Valley / Craig E. Colten -- Part 1: Transformation before urbanization. Making the city inevitable : Native Americans and the geography of New Orleans / Tristram R. Kidder ; Impenetrable but easy : the French transformation of the lower Mississippi Valley and the founding of New Orleans / Christopher Morris -- Part 2: Environment in service of the city. Forests and other river perils / Ari Kelman ; Subduing nature through engineering : Caleb G. Forshey and the levees-only policy, 1851-1881 / George S. Pabis ; Historical perspective on crevasses, levees, and the Mississippi River / Donald W. Davis -- Part 3: Growing demands of the city. Perspective, power, and priorities : New Orleans and the Mississippi River Flood of 1927 / Gay M. Gomez ; In the wake of Hurricane Betsy / Todd Shallat -- Part 4: Response to environmental change. Too much of a good thing : industrial pollution in the lower Mississippi River / Craig E. Colten ; Baton Rouge : the making (and breaking) of a petrochemical paradise / Raymond J. Burby ; The popular geography of illness in the industrial corridor / Barbara Allen ; Fish diversity in a heavily industrialized stretch of the lower Mississippi River / H.L. Bart.
Table of Contents for: Transforming New Orleans and its environ