New Orleans

New Orleans : The Making of an Urban Landscape

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In his now classic work of historical geography, published in 1976, Lewis traces the rise and expansion of New Orleans through four major historic periods. This revised and greatly expanded second edition brings that story up-to-date, illustrating how the city continues to overcome its site on the Mississippi Delta - ""a fearsome place, difficult enough for building houses, lunacy for wharves and skyscrapers.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 208 pages
  • 180.34 x 254 x 12.7mm | 385.55g
  • Charlottesville, United States
  • English
  • Second Edition
  • 77 b&w illustrations
  • 1930066104
  • 9781930066106
  • 1,361,995

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Peirce Lewis's original New Orleans earned iconic status in georaphical writing on the American city. The appearance of a thoroughly reworked new edition is a devoutly welcome event.--Michael P. Conzen, University of Chicago Peirce Lewis's long overdue second edition is just as pleasurable to read as the original. It exposes the flaws of an inhospitable site, the richness of the local architecture, and the complexities of the city's social geography with a flair and clarity we should all aspire to.--Craig E. Colten, Louisiana State University Peirce Lewis's original "New Orleans" earned iconic status in georaphical writing on the American city. The appearance of a thoroughly reworked new edition is a devoutly welcome event.--Michael P. Conzen, University of Chicago Peirce Lewis's long overdue second edition is just as pleasurable to read as the original. It exposes the flaws of an inhospitable site, the richness of the local architecture, and the complexities of the city's social geography with a flair and clarity we should all aspire to.--Craig E. Colten, Louisiana State University
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About Peirce F. Lewis

Peirce F. Lewis, former President of the Association of American Geographers and Professor of Geography Emeritus at the Pennsylvania State University, has published widely on the American landscape.
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