People of the Bayou: Cajun Life in Lost America

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An intimate look at the Cajun trappers and fishermen who live off the land in the Louisiana marshes.
ISBN: 9781589801127
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Pelican Publishing
State: Louisiana
Images: 23
Pages: 160
Dimensions: 5.25 (w) x 8 (h)
Christopher Hallowell is a skillful writer on natural history. Doris Grumbach, New York Times Book Review A Massachusetts native, Christopher Hallowell has a special interest in science and environmental journalism. He earned his bachelor's degree from Harvard University, then continued his education at Columbia University, where he received a master's degree in journalism. A frequent speaker on wetlands and coastal issues, he has authored numerous books, as well as articles in such magazines as Time, the New York Times Magazine, Audubon, and the American Scholar. He has reported from Peru, Panama, the South Pacific, East Africa, and various regions of the United States. People of the Bayou: Cajun Life in Lost America provides a history of the lower Mississippi marshland region, as well as its geology, the settlement of the Cajun people, and the efforts of oil companies to develop it. The author explores the Cajun culture and its imminent assimilation into the mainstream. A professor at Baruch College of the City University of New York, Hallowell is also the director of undergraduate journalism. He resides in Brooklyn, New York, with his wife.
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