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The Yangtze
Barter, James, 1946-
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Publication Information:
San Diego : Lucent Books, [2003]

Physical Description:
112 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Discusses the early Yangtze, the river as a lifeline for China, and conservation and development of the river.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR UG 10.2 4.0 73578.
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DS793.Y3 B37 2003 Juvenile Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks

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For hundreds of generations, no one could have imagined that this mighty dragon could ever be tamed. Yet within the past fifty years, a mere tick on the clock measuring the life of the Yangtze, political and social events within China have contrived to alter the river to improve the quality of life in China. Within this short period of time, factories, ship traffic, dams, and excessive pollution have left the river in dire straights. As the twenty-first century dawns, some believe these changes have provided China with a great leap forward while others believe they are looking at a great leap back.

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School Library Journal Review

Gr 4-7-Barter introduces readers to the geology, ecology, and history of this great river, with a focus on its development or exploitation over the past 50 years. The chapters present balanced views on the Yangtze's role in the modernization of China and in improving the lives of impoverished peoples while commenting on the frightening ecological cost of excessive utilization on the river and its animals. The book is well organized and the straightforward, concise writing holds readers' interest. Numerous average-quality, black-and-white photos and maps are scattered throughout and gray text boxes are used to highlight interesting tangential points.-Be Astengo, Alachua County Library, Gainesville, FL (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.