America’s Wetland, Louisiana’s Vanishing Coast

January 24, 2006

A couple of years ago, good friend and award-winning photographer Bevil Knapp (http://www.bevilknapp.com) mentioned she wanted to photograph landscapes for a book project. I immediately thought of another friend, Sidney Coffee, who is the governor’s advisor on coastal affairs and has played a major part in the America’s Wetland campaign. Sidney was so impressed with Bevil, that she helped her find the funding for the book: America’s Wetland: Louisiana’s Vanishing Coast photographed by Bevil and written by award-winning journalist Mike Dunne. Just yesterday, Bevil and Mike came to visit us at our office and delivered copies of the book. Oh my gosh, I can’t begin to tell you how incredible this book is! It is so much more than a beautiful coffee table book. Not only does it have beautiful photos of Louisiana, its wildlife, and people; but it tells the important story of this endangered landscape, its importance not just for Louisiana, but for the nation and the world. The chapter entitled “America’s Atlantis” on New Orleans couldn’t be more timely. The book is published by Louisiana State University Press and available on Amazon.com in hardback for only $26.37! Link to order:

Bevil and Mike didn’t just come to deliver books, however. They are in the planning stages of a book on St. Francisville and came to pick our brains about what makes St. Francisville so magical and special. Can’t wait to see what they come up with!

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