The Gulf: The Making of An American Sea

Awards:   Long-listed for ALA Carnegie Medal 2018 Nominated for Kirkus Prize for Nonfiction 2017 Short-listed for National Book Critics Circle Award 2017 Winner of Kirkus Prize for Nonfiction 2017 Winner of Pulitzer Prize 2018
Author:   Jack E. Davis (University of Florida)
Publisher:   WW Norton & Co
ISBN:  

9780871408662


Pages:   608
Publication Date:   14 March 2017
Format:   Hardback
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Awards

  • Long-listed for ALA Carnegie Medal 2018
  • Nominated for Kirkus Prize for Nonfiction 2017
  • Short-listed for National Book Critics Circle Award 2017
  • Winner of Kirkus Prize for Nonfiction 2017
  • Winner of Pulitzer Prize 2018

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Author:   Jack E. Davis (University of Florida)
Publisher:   WW Norton & Co
Imprint:   Liveright Publishing Corporation
Dimensions:   Width: 16.80cm , Height: 4.30cm , Length: 24.10cm
Weight:   0.991kg
ISBN:  

9780871408662


ISBN 10:   087140866
Pages:   608
Publication Date:   14 March 2017
Audience:   General/trade ,  General
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In stock   Availability explained
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Jack Davis has delivered a unique and illuminating history of the American Southern coast and sea as it should be written: how humanity and the environment evolved over ten millennia as a single system. -- Edward O. Wilson, author of The Social Conquest of Earth All the world was once as stunning and fertile as, say, present-day Alaska. But this vast and well-told story shows how we made the Gulf of Mexico, in particular, into what local activists have begun to call a 'national sacrifice zone,' at enormous cost to its residents of all species. It's a sobering tale, and one hopes that reading it will help us hit bottom and acknowledge the need to change. -- Bill McKibben, author Eaarth: Making a Life on a Tough New Planet A tremendous book. Jack Davis is not only one of our preeminent environmental historians, but also a first-rate storyteller and prose stylist. Lay readers and scholars alike will be delighted by The Gulf, a lovely evocation of the natural world and the problematic ways our nation has profited from it. -- Blake Bailey, author of Cheever: A Life A very good book, Jack E. Davis' The Gulf takes on troubling environmental issues with a lyrical voice and a steady appreciation of history. -- Mark Kurlansky, author of Paper: Paging Through History


Jack Davis has delivered a unique and illuminating history of the American Southern coast and sea as it should be written: how humanity and the environment evolved over ten millennia as a single system. -- Edward O. Wilson, author of The Social Conquest of Earth All the world was once as stunning and fertile as, say, present-day Alaska. But this vast and well-told story shows how we made the Gulf of Mexico, in particular, into what local activists have begun to call a 'national sacrifice zone,' at enormous cost to its residents of all species. It's a sobering tale, and one hopes that reading it will help us hit bottom and acknowledge the need to change. -- Bill McKibben, author Eaarth: Making a Life on a Tough New Planet A very good book, Jack E. Davis' The Gulf takes on troubling environmental issues with a lyrical voice and a steady appreciation of history. -- Mark Kurlansky, author of Paper: Paging Through History


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Jack E. Davis is the author of the award-winning An Everglades Providence: Marjory Stoneman Douglas and the American Environmental Century. A professor of environmental history at the University of Florida, he grew up on the Gulf coast, and now lives in Florida and New Hampshire.

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