By Craig E. Colten
Water has ruled photographs of the South all through historical past, from Hernando de Soto''s 1541 crossing of the Mississippi to tragic scenes of flooding during the Gulf South after storm Katrina. yet those pictures inform basically part the tale: as city, business, and inhabitants progress create remarkable calls for on water within the South, the issues of toxins and water shortages develop ever extra pressing. In Southern Waters: the boundaries to Abundance, Craig E. Colten addresses how the South-in an atmosphere fraught with uncertainty-can navigate the dual dangers of an excessive amount of water and never sufficient. From. Read more...
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