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The Mississippi
Currie, Stephen, 1960-
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Publication Information:
San Diego : Lucent Books/Thomson Gale, [2003]

Physical Description:
112 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Discusses the importance of the Mississippi River, its role in the agricultural and industrial development of the United States, floods and their impact, and various threats to the river.
The Big Muddy -- The river as highway -- Resources and livelihoods -- Floods -- Ecological damage and restoration.
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Accelerated Reader AR UG 8.9 4.0 66703.
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Central Library F351 .C87 2003 Juvenile Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks

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A comprehensive look at the Mississippi River. The book includes information on the natural history of the river as well as a discussion of the impact it has had on human history.

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School Library Journal Review

Gr 5-8-The mighty Mississippi nearly cuts the contiguous United States in two. The Rhine is not the longest river in Europe, but it is the busiest. The stories of these two rivers are aptly told in these series offerings. Chapters include general history, geology, ecology, and commerce and industry along the rivers. Each title offers one map that clearly shows the paths each river takes. Black-and-white illustrations and well-captioned photographs and gray sidebars complement, without crowding, the texts. Although the books have identical forewords, they are not cookie-cutter offerings. These books are for an older audience than the "Great Rivers of the World" series (World Almanac). Although rather drab in appearance, Currie's and Kallen's efforts are good for serious report writers looking for solid information.-Anne Chapman Callaghan, Racine Public Library, WI (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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