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The River S Tale

Author : Edward A. Gargan
ISBN : 0375705597
Genre : Nature
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A journalist and author of China's Fate describes his personal odyssey down the Mekong River, detailing his three-thousand-mile journey from China through Tibet, Burma, Laos, Thailand, Cambodia, and Vietnam, and the people, places, and experiences he encountered along the way. Reprint. 17,500 first printing.
Category: Nature

Guy Rivers A Tale Of Georgia

Author : William Gilmore Simms
ISBN : 9783847205593
Genre : Fiction
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This book is part of the TREDITION CLASSICS series. The creators of this series are united by passion for literature and driven by the intention of making all public domain books available in printed format again - worldwide. At tredition we believe that a great book never goes out of style. Several mostly non-profit literature projects provide content to tredition. To support their good work, tredition donates a portion of the proceeds from each sold copy. As a reader of a TREDITION CLASSICS book, you support our mission to save many of the amazing works of world literature from oblivion.
Category: Fiction

River Tale

Author : Jau N.
ISBN : 9781684310357
Genre : Fiction
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Bakwa's uncle is king. He is also under the curse of a wizard and to save him, Bakwa must venture deep into a magical forest to locate the rare flower that can save him. When she is set a series of tasks by the guardians fairies of the forest, a river spirit offers to help her complete them—for a price.
Category: Fiction

Tale Of Three Rivers

Author : Matthew Dickerson
ISBN : 9781609404581
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Matthew Dickerson takes his readers from an Applachian trout stream in western North Carolina where wild trout are reduced to sipping cigarette butts, up through his home state of Vermont where development and the ski industry threaten the state's iconic pastoral riversides, and finally into western Maine to a once dead river that has returned to life. The tale takes us not only to the three eponymous rivers, but to other nearby streams and waters. Though neither an historical nor as scientific text, the writing is informed by both, and as readers are drawn through the tale, they will grow in their own understanding of both stream ecology and the history of human habitation and consumption. The book is illustrated by original prints from Vermont artist Courtney Allenson.
Category: Sports & Recreation

The River Where America Began

Author : Bob Deans
ISBN : 9780742564893
Genre : History
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From the establishment of the first permanent English colony at Jamestown in 1607 to the fall of Richmond in 1865, the James River has been instrumental in the formation of modern America. It was along the James that British and Native American cultures collided and, in a twisted paradox, the seeds of democracy and slavery were sown side by side. The culture crafted by Virginia's learned aristocrats, merchants, farmers, and frontiersmen gave voice to the cause of the American Revolution and provided a vision for the fledgling independent nation's future. Over the course of the United States' first century, the James River bore witness to the irreconcilable contradiction of a slave-holding nation dedicated to liberty and equality for all. When that intractable conflict ignited civil war, the James River served as a critical backdrop for the bloodiest conflict in U.S. history. As he guides readers through this exciting historical narrative, Deans gives life to a dynamic cast of characters including the familiar Powhatan, John Smith, Patrick Henry, Thomas Jefferson, Benedict Arnold, and Robert E. Lee, as well as those who have largely escaped historical notoriety. The River Where America Began takes readers on a journey along the James River from the earliest days of civilization nearly 15,000 years ago through the troubled English settlement at Jamestown and finishes with Lincoln's tour of the defeated capital of Richmond in 1865. Deans traces the historical course of a river whose contributions to American life are both immeasurable and unique. This innovative history invites us all to look into these restless waters in a way that connects us to our past and reminds us of who we are as Americans.
Category: History

The Yangtze River

Author : Earle Rice
ISBN : 9781612283722
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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The Yangtze River in China is the world’s third–longest, trailing just the Nile and Amazon. The river provided inspiration for American author Pearl S. Buck, who grew up nearby and eventually wrote The Good Earth, one of the most notable books of the 20th century. The Yangtze begins more than four miles above sea level in one of the world’s most spectacular mountains and passes through thick forests and lovely alpine meadows during its descent. As it starts to level out, many of China’s most important and culturally significant cities line its banks. It becomes a vital means of commerce, and several dams provide power to hundreds of millions of people. Finally the Yangtze reaches the East China Sea, nearly 4,000 miles from its source.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction