A RIVER RAN WILD AN ENVIRONMENTAL HISTORY

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A River Ran Wild

Author : Lynne Cherry
ISBN : 1563347377
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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An environmental history of the Nashua River, from its discovery by Indians through the polluting years of the Industrial Revolution to the ambitious clean-up that revitalized it.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

A River Ran Wild

Author : Lynne Cherry
ISBN : 0153021934
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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An environmental history of the Nashua River, from its discovery by Indians through the polluting years of the Industrial Revolution to the ambitious clean-up that revitalized it.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

A River Ran Wild

Author : Lynne Cherry
ISBN : 0152163727
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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An environmental history of the Nashua River, from its discovery by Indians through the polluting years of the Industrial Revolution to the ambitious clean-up that revitalized it.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

The Great Kapok Tree

Author : Lynne Cherry
ISBN : 0152026142
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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The many different animals that live in a great kapok tree in the Brazilian rainforest try to convince a man with an ax of the importance of not cutting down their home.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Flute S Journey

Author : Lynne Cherry
ISBN : 0152928537
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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A young wood thrush makes his first migration from his nesting ground in a forest preserve in Maryland to his winter home in Costa Rica and back again.
Category: Juvenile Fiction

Immortal River

Author : Calvin R. Fremling
ISBN : 0299202941
Genre : History
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This engaging and well-illustrated primer to the Upper Mississippi River presents the basic natural and human history of this magnificent waterway. Immortal River is written for the educated lay-person who would like to know more about the river's history and the forces that shape as well as threaten it today. It melds complex information from the fields of geology, ecology, geography, anthropology, and history into a readable, chronological story that spans some 500 million years of the earth's history. Like the Mississippi itself, Immortal River often leaves the main channel to explore the river's backwaters, floodplain, and drainage basin. The book's focus is the Upper Mississippi, from Minneapolis, Minnesota, to Cairo, Illinois. But it also includes information about the river's headwaters in northern Minnesota and about the Lower Mississippi from Cairo south to the river's mouth ninety miles below New Orleans. It offers an understanding of the basic geology underlying the river's landscapes, ecology, environmental problems, and grandeur.
Category: History

The House On Maple Street

Author : Bonnie Pryor
ISBN : 9780688120313
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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What would you see from your front porch if your neighborhood suddenly looked as it did three hundred years ago? When the two girls who live at 107 Maple Street discover an ancient arrowhead and a broken china cup, they begin to wonder.
Category: Juvenile Fiction

The Big Muddy

Author : Christopher Morris
ISBN : 9780199977062
Genre : History
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In The Big Muddy, the first long-term environmental history of the Mississippi, Christopher Morris offers a brilliant tour across five centuries as he illuminates the interaction between people and the landscape, from early hunter-gatherer bands to present-day industrial and post-industrial society. Morris shows that when Hernando de Soto arrived at the lower Mississippi Valley, he found an incredibly vast wetland, forty thousand square miles of some of the richest, wettest land in North America, deposited there by the big muddy river that ran through it. But since then much has changed, for the river and for the surrounding valley. Indeed, by the 1890s, the valley was rapidly drying. Morris shows how centuries of increasingly intensified human meddling--including deforestation, swamp drainage, and levee construction--led to drought, disease, and severe flooding. He outlines the damage done by the introduction of foreign species, such as the Argentine nutria, which escaped into the wild and are now busy eating up Louisiana's wetlands. And he critiques the most monumental change in the lower Mississippi Valley--the reconstruction of the river itself, largely under the direction of the Army Corps of Engineers. Valley residents have been paying the price for these human interventions, most visibly with the disaster that followed Hurricane Katrina. Morris also describes how valley residents have been struggling to reinvigorate the valley environment in recent years--such as with the burgeoning catfish and crawfish industries--so that they may once again live off its natural abundance. Morris concludes that the problem with Katrina is the problem with the Amazon Rainforest, drought and famine in Africa, and fires and mudslides in California--it is the end result of the ill-considered bending of natural environments to human purposes.
Category: History

The Armadillo From Amarillo

Author : Lynne Cherry
ISBN : 0152019553
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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A wandering armadillo sees some of the cities, historic sites, geographic features, and wildlife of Texas.
Category: Juvenile Fiction

The Shaman S Apprentice

Author : Mark J. Plotkin
ISBN : 9780547544915
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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In a Tirio village deep in the heart of the Amazon rain forest, the shaman Nahtahlah has a place of honor in his tribe. Young Kamanya wants to learn the healing secrets of the forest plants--he hopes that he, too, will become the tribe’s shaman, so that he can cure his people. When the villagers fall sick with an illness that Nahtahlah cannot cure, many lose faith in the shaman’s wisdom--until a foreign woman helps them understand its value while giving Kamanya an opportunity to realize his dream. Lynne Cherry returns to the rain forest with ethnobotanist Mark J. Plotkin to tell an important story about the healing plants of the earth-and why we must protect them.
Category: Juvenile Fiction