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Mapping the course of the Mississippi river over millennia

Check out this wonderful map showing the course of the Mississippi river over millennia.

Harold N. Fisk’s 1944 monumental tome on nature at its most mundane and sublime is, amazingly, available online and free. Landscape architects in every specialty have much to glean from it, not the least of which are water engineering techniques, ecological and geological processes, graphic representation, and the ideological and philosophical implications of reconstructing the Mississippi River.

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