The wonderfully vivid descriptions of the landscape will place readers right by Jacobsen's side as he describes the changes to the biodiversity, environment, and culture of the Gulf region. It's brimming with engaging information about a little-known region and leavened with moments of grace. He was raised in Florida and attended school on the Gulf Coast. Read more Read less. Amazon Global Store International products have separate terms, are sold from abroad and may differ from local products, including fit, age ratings, and language of product, labeling or instructions.
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The only thing that is missing is the insider perspective that is also needed in a telling of this story. I worked offshore and for this Company for the last few years of my career in the Gas Industry. Yes, I agree this is a quite important work and certainly the information given by Mr.
Jacobsen concerning the proposed recovery undertaken are lacking. The distructive result of the damage to the Gulf wetlands deserve a larger long term assessment by firstly the Regulatory Offices of our Federal overseeres and especially State regulatory agencies that oversee daily activities of the Oil and Gas industries, which the do so poorly and allow the monied interest of the industry do their own policing on the most part of what is done.
The Industry Interests call the shots concerning the day to day watchdog activities. There have been many minor spills throughout the history of production and drilling and many have been overlooked by all but the workers out on the rusting and antiquated older production rigs, manned by untrained workers who feel their jobs are in jepardy, with any action they perform in their daily activities which can easily result in spill if equipment and operations of the Rig are aged and not well maintained. I was encouraged by information given in the opening chapters and I do also, as others have stated, believe there is a stubborn resilience in the ecosystem to recover from the effects of these spills flowing through the salt water and eventually coming ashore to coat the marshes the animals, birds and fish estuaries of our wetlands and surely damaging the source of life of the fish and other wetland creatures that populate the Gulf waters, channels and bayous.
The damages continue though, with the daily flow of the Mississippi River into the Gulf carrying Agriculture's runoff of fertilizers and pesticides from upstream users of this wonderful resource.
Shadows on the Gulf: A Journey through Our Last Great Wetland
The deregulation of our environmental protections of years past continue with conservative political posturing to all Big Business, Agriculture and Manufacturing to do evermore incrimental damages to the Ecosystem of the Gulf. If we care at all about our ecosystems we will continue to push for enforcement of our regulatory activities, testing of the waters, monitor and control all development in this area to minimize damages that would be done by those who if not regulated will knowingly and intentially cause damage.
March 19, - Published on Amazon. I have now read everything Rowan has written-- in book form anyway. And will certainly buy any book of his that comes out in the future. June 17, - Published on Amazon. Hard to find book, came in excellent condition.
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Was a perfect father's day gift for my son, who is spending the week of "his day", canoeing the mighty Mississippi from Shreveport all the way to the Gulf. Is a must read for anyone interested in preserving and protecting our precious water ways. May 23, - Published on Amazon. Thanks to his reporting I may never eat gulf seafood again, at least not without some worry for my health.
The Louisiana delta has sold its soul to big oil. If the Gulf is allowed to fail, the effects will ripple across America.
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And fail it will, unless a national effort is made to save it. A major disaster, like the Deepwater Horizon could have long-term effects to coasts around the world and ocean ecosystems. The author's passion is clearly evident. This is not an area I am familiar with, but this struck me as a well-written, well-researched book on a topic that affects us all, wherever in the world we live. Search for:. Skip to content Free download.
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