From semitropical coastal components to excessive mountain terrain, from swampy lowlands to fashionable towns, the surroundings holds a primary significance in shaping the nature of the yankee South. This quantity of The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture surveys the dynamic environmental forces that experience formed human tradition within the region--and the methods people have formed their surroundings. Articles research how the South's ecology, physiography, and weather have prompted southerners--not merely as an everyday truth of lifestyles but additionally as a metaphor for knowing tradition and identification.

This quantity contains ninety-eight essays that explore--both widely and specifically--elements of the southern setting. Thematic overviews tackle topics similar to vegetation, animals, strength use and improvement, and usual failures. Shorter topical entries characteristic time-honored species akin to the alligator, the ivory-billed woodpecker, kudzu, and the mockingbird. additionally lined are vital members in southern environmental background and in demand locations within the panorama, corresponding to the South's nationwide parks and shorelines. New articles hide modern concerns in land use and conservation, environmental safeguard, and the present prestige of the wildlife extensively linked to the South.

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