Cover image for The Hudson River
Title:
The Hudson River
Author:
Whitcraft, Melissa.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
New York : Franklin Watts, [1999]

©1999
Physical Description:
63 pages : illustrations (some color), color map ; 24 cm.
Summary:
Examines the history, uses, changing nature, and ecological aspects of the Hudson River.
Language:
English
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 7.4 1.0 46804.

Reading Counts RC 6-8 9 3 Quiz: 19984 Guided reading level: S.
ISBN:
9780531117392

9780531164259
Format :
Book

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Summary

What roles do rivers play in the history, geography, culture, and economic development of a country? What environmental factors contribute to a river's health or decline? The World of Water charts a course along some of the world's most famous waterways, providing intermediate-grade students with a cross-curriculum view of one of the Earth's life-sustaining wonders.


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Booklist Review

Gr. 4-7. Each of the handsome blue volumes in the new Watts Library--World of Water series focuses on one of the world's waterways. These two titles make a striking contrast. The Orinoco flows through Venezuela and is only now beginning to feel the ecological impact of industry. The Hudson begins in New York's wilderness, but the surrounding land becomes urban fairly quickly (culminating in New York City) and has obviously been greatly affected by development. The texts are well researched and thoughtful, making sure both the geographic concepts and the history are understandable. The spacious layout includes large color photographs on every spread, with sidebars adding further information. In a welcome innovation, the writers describe at the end of the book how they went about researching their subject, giving students insight into how to write their own reports. Lists of further readings, organizations, Internet sites, and a glossary are appended. --Susan Dove Lempke


Table of Contents

Chapter 1 The Hudson: A River of Oppositesp. 7
Chapter 2 The Wild Hudsonp. 15
Chapter 3 The Harnessed Hudsonp. 23
Chapter 4 The Tidal Hudsonp. 31
Chapter 5 The Timeless Hudsonp. 39
Chapter 6 The Wetlands Meet the Urban Hudsonp. 47
Glossaryp. 54
To Find Out Morep. 56
A Note on Sourcesp. 59
Indexp. 61

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