This book puts the Gulf region in the spotlight by describing this region's history, climate, animals and habitats. Through beautiful photographs you will take a trip along the Gulf stopping at New Orleans, eastern Texas, and Florida, learning why this area was of great value to the Spanish and French. People come to the Gulf for the warm weather. With swamps, lagoons, bays, and ocean you better grab your swimsuit while you travel this sunny region of the United States. This book will allow students to ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a text, referring explicitly to the text as the basis for the answers.