A River Ran Wild

Author: Lynne Cherry

Publisher: Hampton-Brown Books

ISBN: 9781563347375

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 29

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An environmental history of the Nashua River, from its discovery by Indians through the polluting years of the Industrial Revolution to the ambitious clean-up that revitalized it.

A River Ran Wild

An Environmental History

Author: Lynne Cherry

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780152163723

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 40

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An environmental history of the Nashua River, from its discovery by Indians through the polluting years of the Industrial Revolution to the ambitious clean-up that revitalized it.

Riparia's River

Author: Michael J. Caduto,Olga Pastuchiv

Publisher: Tilbury House Pub

ISBN: 9780884483274

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

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When Gretchen, her twin brother Jason, their little sister Daphne, and a friend find their favorite swimming hole filled with green slime, they learn how the water became polluted and what can be done to clean it up.

River Story

Author: Meredith Hooper

Publisher: Candlewick Press (MA)

ISBN: 0763676462

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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"A luscious blend of cool blues and verdant greens lights up the pages of this poetic picture book, which traces the course of a river from its source." -- Publishers Weekly Follow a river from its beginnings as a mountain stream formed from melting snow, as it rushes over rocks and through valleys to the busy city, and finally to its end, where it joins the sea.

The Great Kapok Tree

A Tale of the Amazon Rain Forest

Author: Lynne Cherry

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780152026141

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 40

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The many different animals that live in a great kapok tree in the Brazilian rainforest try to convince a man with an ax of the importance of not cutting down their home.

Flute's Journey

The Life of a Wood Thrush

Author: Lynne Cherry

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780152928537

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 40

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A young wood thrush makes his first migration from his nesting ground in a forest preserve in Maryland to his winter home in Costa Rica and back again.

How Groundhog's Garden Grew

Author: Lynne Cherry

Publisher: Scholastic Incorporated

ISBN: 9780439560658

Category: Gardening

Page: 40

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Squirrel teaches Little Groundhog how to plant and tend a vegetable garden.

Immortal River

The Upper Mississippi in Ancient and Modern Times

Author: Calvin R. Fremling

Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Press

ISBN: 9780299202941

Category: History

Page: 429

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This engaging and well-illustrated primer to the Upper Mississippi River presents the basic natural and human history of this magnificent waterway. Immortal River is written for the educated lay-person who would like to know more about the river's history and the forces that shape as well as threaten it today. It melds complex information from the fields of geology, ecology, geography, anthropology, and history into a readable, chronological story that spans some 500 million years of the earth's history. Like the Mississippi itself, Immortal River often leaves the main channel to explore the river's backwaters, floodplain, and drainage basin. The book's focus is the Upper Mississippi, from Minneapolis, Minnesota, to Cairo, Illinois. But it also includes information about the river's headwaters in northern Minnesota and about the Lower Mississippi from Cairo south to the river's mouth ninety miles below New Orleans. It offers an understanding of the basic geology underlying the river's landscapes, ecology, environmental problems, and grandeur.

The House on Maple Street

Author: Bonnie Pryor

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0688120318

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

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What would you see from your front porch if your neighborhood suddenly looked as it did three hundred years ago? When the two girls who live at 107 Maple Street discover an ancient arrowhead and a broken china cup, they begin to wonder.

Hope and Tears

Ellis Island Voices

Author: Gwenyth Swain

Publisher: Highlights Press

ISBN: 1629791784

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 128

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An original collection of voices, filled with hope and tears, chronicles the history of Ellis Island and the people it served. Indians, settlers, immigrants, inspectors, doctors, nurses, cooks, and social workers all played a big part in that history. Author Gwenyth Swain reimagines the lives of those who landed, lived, and worked on the island through fictional letters, monologues, dialogues, and e-mails, basing them on historical documentation and real-life people. In doing so, she creates a moving picture of their struggles and triumphs. Illustrated with poignant and affecting photographs, this is a unique exploration of Ellis Island's history. Includes further resources, bibliography, and source notes.

The Armadillo from Amarillo

Author: Lynne Cherry

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780152019556

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 40

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A wandering armadillo sees some of the cities, historic sites, geographic features, and wildlife of Texas.

The Dragon and the Unicorn

Author: Lynne Cherry

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780152018887

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 36

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Valerio the dragon and Allegra the unicorn are driven into hiding when humans begin to destroy the natural beauty of their land, but they receive hope when they befriend the daughter of the man responsible.

Animals That Changed the World

Author: Keltie Thomas

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781554512423

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 112

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Outlines the way different types of animals, including livestock, pets, such creatures as silkworms that sparked trade, working beasts, noxious animals, and those that inspire the imagination, have influenced human civilization.

Profiles #4: Freedom Heroines

Author: Frieda Wishinsky

Publisher: Scholastic Reference

ISBN: 9780545425186

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 144

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Shares the stories of six female Civil Rights champions while providing background information on their families, educations and achievements, in a volume that includes coverage of Susan B. Anthony, Ida B. Wells and Rosa Parks. Original.

The Big Muddy

An Environmental History of the Mississippi and Its Peoples from Hernando de Soto to Hurricane Katrina

Author: Christopher Morris

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199977062

Category: History

Page: 320

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In The Big Muddy, the first long-term environmental history of the Mississippi, Christopher Morris offers a brilliant tour across five centuries as he illuminates the interaction between people and the landscape, from early hunter-gatherer bands to present-day industrial and post-industrial society. Morris shows that when Hernando de Soto arrived at the lower Mississippi Valley, he found an incredibly vast wetland, forty thousand square miles of some of the richest, wettest land in North America, deposited there by the big muddy river that ran through it. But since then much has changed, for the river and for the surrounding valley. Indeed, by the 1890s, the valley was rapidly drying. Morris shows how centuries of increasingly intensified human meddling--including deforestation, swamp drainage, and levee construction--led to drought, disease, and severe flooding. He outlines the damage done by the introduction of foreign species, such as the Argentine nutria, which escaped into the wild and are now busy eating up Louisiana's wetlands. And he critiques the most monumental change in the lower Mississippi Valley--the reconstruction of the river itself, largely under the direction of the Army Corps of Engineers. Valley residents have been paying the price for these human interventions, most visibly with the disaster that followed Hurricane Katrina. Morris also describes how valley residents have been struggling to reinvigorate the valley environment in recent years--such as with the burgeoning catfish and crawfish industries--so that they may once again live off its natural abundance. Morris concludes that the problem with Katrina is the problem with the Amazon Rainforest, drought and famine in Africa, and fires and mudslides in California--it is the end result of the ill-considered bending of natural environments to human purposes.

Old Man River

The Mississippi River in North American History

Author: Paul Schneider

Publisher: Henry Holt and Company

ISBN: 0805098364

Category: History

Page: 416

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A fascinating account of how the Mississippi River shaped America In Old Man River, Paul Schneider tells the story of the river at the center of America's rich history—the Mississippi. Some fifteen thousand years ago, the majestic river provided Paleolithic humans with the routes by which early man began to explore the continent's interior. Since then, the river has been the site of historical significance, from the arrival of Spanish and French explorers in the 16th century to the Civil War. George Washington fought his first battle near the river, and Ulysses S. Grant and William T. Sherman both came to President Lincoln's attention after their spectacular victories on the lower Mississippi. In the 19th century, home-grown folk heroes such as Daniel Boone and the half-alligator, half-horse, Mike Fink, were creatures of the river. Mark Twain and Herman Melville led their characters down its stream in The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and The Confidence-Man. A conduit of real-life American prowess, the Mississippi is also a river of stories and myth. Schneider traces the history of the Mississippi from its origins in the deep geologic past to the present. Though the busiest waterway on the planet today, the Mississippi remains a paradox—a devastated product of American ingenuity, and a magnificent natural wonder.

Meadowlands

A Wetlands Survival Story

Author: Thomas Yezerski

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 0374349134

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 40

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The history of the Meadowlands, from its pristine state, to its gradual transformation by European settlers, to the pollution caused by industrialization, and the changes brought by environmental organizations striving to protect it.

The Shaman's Apprentice

A Tale of the Amazon Rain Forest

Author: Mark J. Plotkin,Lynne Cherry

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 054754491X

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 40

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In a Tirio village deep in the heart of the Amazon rain forest, the shaman Nahtahlah has a place of honor in his tribe. Young Kamanya wants to learn the healing secrets of the forest plants--he hopes that he, too, will become the tribe’s shaman, so that he can cure his people. When the villagers fall sick with an illness that Nahtahlah cannot cure, many lose faith in the shaman’s wisdom--until a foreign woman helps them understand its value while giving Kamanya an opportunity to realize his dream. Lynne Cherry returns to the rain forest with ethnobotanist Mark J. Plotkin to tell an important story about the healing plants of the earth-and why we must protect them.

The Sea, the Storm, and the Mangrove Tangle

Author: Lynne Cherry

Publisher: Tor/Forge

ISBN: 9780374364823

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 36

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Follows the ecological cycle of the endangered mangrove tree, which provides shelter and food for creatures from both land and sea including fiddler crabs, lizards, hummingbirds, dolphins, and manatees.