Estuaries of the World

Mississippi Delta Restoration

Pathways to a sustainable future

Editors: Day, John W., Erdman, Jori A. (Eds.)

  • Broadens the understanding of 21st century global trends and their implications for the sustainability of the Mississippi delta
  • Equips the reader with a conceptual framework for understanding 21st century sustainability, as related to coastal areas<
  • Offers a provocative new approach to understanding the major changes that will be necessary to achieve coastal sustainability
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This book is a new and provocative treatment dealing with and defining sustainable pathways for the restoration of the Mississippi Delta. Based on a consideration of natural functioning of the Mississippi delta, factors that led to its severe deterioration, and major global trajectories of the 21st century, the authors investigate possible future pathways for sustainable management of the delta. They consider current conditions as well as future trajectories of climate and energy and resource scarcity. The book concludes that without profound changes of how humans live in and manage the delta, sustainability of the delta will be profoundly compromised.

Table of contents (14 chapters)

  • Introduction – Changing Conditions in the Mississippi Delta from 1700 to 2100 and Beyond: Avoiding Folly

    Day, John W. (et al.)

    Pages 1-10

  • A Brief History of Delta Formation and Deterioration

    Lane, Robert R. (et al.)

    Pages 11-27

  • Levees and the Making of a Dysfunctional Floodplain

    Colten, Craig E.

    Pages 29-37

  • The Nutria in Louisiana: A Current and Historical Perspective

    Sasser, Charles E. (et al.)

    Pages 39-60

  • Optimum Use of Fresh Water to Restore Baldcypress – Water Tupelo Swamps and Freshwater Marshes and Protect Against Salt Water Intrusion: A Case Study of the Lake Pontchartrain Basin

    Shaffer, Gary P. (et al.)

    Pages 61-76

Buy this book

eBook 107,09 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-65663-2
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover 135,19 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-65662-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Mississippi Delta Restoration
Book Subtitle
Pathways to a sustainable future
Editors
  • John W. Day
  • Jori A. Erdman
Series Title
Estuaries of the World
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-65663-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-65663-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-65662-5
Series ISSN
2214-1553
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 260
Number of Illustrations and Tables
33 b/w illustrations, 126 illustrations in colour
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