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The Mississippi
Walsh, Kieran.
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Publication Information:
Milwaukee, WI : World Almanac, [2003]

Physical Description:
48 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color maps ; 27 cm.
The course of the Mississippi -- The Mississippi in history -- Cities and settlements -- Trade, transportation, and industry -- Animals and plants -- Environmental issues -- Recreation and leisure -- The future.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 7.7 2.0 69352.

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F351 .W28 2003 Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf

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The Mississippi is the most famous river in the United States. From its source in the heart of the North American continent, the Mississippi River flows through a rich mosaic of people, places, and cultures. Millions of people live along the banks of the Mississippi. Great cities have grown up alongside the river -- from the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul to St. Louis, Memphis, and New Orleans. Today, the Mississippi is as likely to make the headlines because of floods along its banks or pollution in its water as it is for its cities and industries. Book jacket.

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School Library Journal Review

Gr 4-7-Each river's flow, history, ecological concerns, tourism, flora and fauna, etc., are explained. Texts are placed on ample white space and words in bold print are defined in glossaries. Clear and colorful photos appear on every page. Green-tinted sidebars offer fast facts, quick lists, and clarifications of the texts. Purple ones offer quotes about the rivers from famous and some not-so-well-known people. Important cities along the rivers' routes are explored. These titles have more visual appeal than the "Rivers of the World" series (Lucent). Solid choices for class units, reports, and browsers.-Anne Chapman Callaghan, Racine Public Library, WI (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. 4
1 The Course of the Riverp. 6
2 The Mississippi in Historyp. 12
3 Cities and Settlementsp. 18
4 Economic Activityp. 24
5 Animals and Plantsp. 30
6 Environmental Issuesp. 34
7 Leisure and Recreationp. 40
8 The Futurep. 44
Glossaryp. 46
Time Linep. 47
Further Informationp. 47
Indexp. 48