Delta blues

Leach, Susan Llewelyn
February 1999
Christian Science Monitor;2/18/99, Vol. 91 Issue 57, p15
Describes the human desire to tame nature, and the failure to do so. Nature winning in the end; Example of the vanishing bayou in southern Louisiana; Impact of levees on the Mississippi River; Need to coexist with nature on its terms.


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