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Travel Author to Discuss Sinking Swampland

Published: April 12, 2004

Nature and travel writer Mike Tidwell will appear at UT in the Plant Hall Music Room on Thursday, April 22, at 8 p.m. to discuss the rapid disappearance of Louisiana’s coastal wetlands.


Tidwell, author of Bayou Farewell: The Rich Life and Tragic Death of Louisiana’s Cajun Coast, will cite oak trees killed by the increasing salinity of the region’s groundwater, whole cemeteries sinking into swampland, and telephone poles perpetually in standing water in his discussion of the fastest disappearing landmass on Earth and other global water management problems.


The author of four previous books and a contributor to National Geographic Traveler, Reader’s Digest and the Washington Post, Tidwell has received two Lowell Thomas awards for travel journalism and an NEA fellowship. His UT appearance is part of the Writers at the University series and is presented in cooperation with the Baccalaureate Experience’s Global Exploration Series.


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