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Learn More
In Learn More the National Geographic magazine team shares some of its best sources and other information to expand your knowledge of our featured subjects. Special thanks to the Research Division.

Related Links

LAcoast
Maintained by the National Wetlands Research Center, this is an excellent site for articles, newsletters, and general background information on Louisiana’s disappearing coastline and the restoration efforts to save it.

Save Louisiana Wetlands
Find out more information about this program run by Louisiana’s Department of Natural Resources.

Louisiana Coastal Area Ecosystem Restoration Plan
A comprehensive site that includes history and statistics on the coastal area, land change maps, and a link to the LCA draft plan.

National Wetlands Research Center
Read factsheets, news releases, and hot topics on Louisiana’s coastline and wetlands in general, from this research center of the U.S. Geological Survey.


Bibliography

Barry, John. Rising Tide: The Great Mississippi Flood of 1927 and How It Changed America. Simon and Schuster, 1998.

Hallowell, Christopher. Holding Back the Sea: The Struggle for America’s Natural Legacy on the Gulf Coast. HarperCollins Publishers, 2001.

Streever, Bill. Saving Louisiana? The Battle for Coastal Wetlands. University Press of Mississippi, 2001.

Tidwell, Mike. Bayou Farewell: The Rich Life and Tragic Death of Louisiana’s Cajun Coast. Vintage Books, 2004.

NGS Resources

Swain, Christopher. "Then & There." National Geographic Adventure (September 2002), 42-3.

Tourtellot, Jonathan B. "The Wealth of Marshes." National Geographic Traveler (July/August 1996), 24, 26-7.

Rinard, Judith E. "Down by the Riverside Supersize." National Geographic World (October 1993), 15-22.