This book, which is very handsomely produced, was manufactured in Malaysia. This latter fact is mentioned because the book contains many elegant artistic flairs that make it a pleasure to peruse. The page layouts are interesting and enjoyable to behold. The oversize format (25 × 25 cm) makes for easy handling and reading. The book is well illustrated with color maps and photographs throughout. It is gratifying to see that the book is dedicated to Harley “Jess” Walker [1921–2015] (Louisiana State University) and A. David Barry (University of Louisiana at Lafayette), both well-known researchers to the coastal community. These workers who made prodigious contributions to the study of Louisiana's coastal zone are worthy of the honor.

This tour de force contains a foreword by Robert Twilley (Executive Director of the Louisiana Sea Grant College Program), as well as a preface, acknowledgments,...

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