The Hudson: An Illustrated Guide to the Living River / Edition 2

The Hudson: An Illustrated Guide to the Living River / Edition 2

by Stephen P. Stanne
     
 

The Hudson River is on of the great rivers of the world. Not long ago, it was deeply threatened by pollution. Now it is coming back to life, a river where fish and birds can thrive again, a river valued once more by communities along its shores. The unique environmental education program on board the sloop Clearwater - founded by folk singer Pete Seeger - has taught… See more details below

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The Hudson River is on of the great rivers of the world. Not long ago, it was deeply threatened by pollution. Now it is coming back to life, a river where fish and birds can thrive again, a river valued once more by communities along its shores. The unique environmental education program on board the sloop Clearwater - founded by folk singer Pete Seeger - has taught thousands of children and adults to love the river. With this guidebook, Clearwater teachers bring their wealth of knowledge about the Hudson to a wider audience. This book covers, for the first time, the full sweep of the river's natural history and human heritage. It introduces you to the Hudson's diversity of plants and wildlife, to the geological forces that created the river, to the people who explored and settled its banks, to the river's enduring place in American history and art, and to the battles waged over its environmental preservation. Its engaging illustrations, maps, and text - distilled from the best research on the Hudson's habitats and history - invite you to explore the river yourself.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813539164
Publisher:
Rutgers University Press
Publication date:
03/28/2007
Series:
Rivergate
Edition description:
Revised
Pages:
240
Sales rank:
1,381,883
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
Ch. 1A Physical Overview of the Hudson1
Ch. 2Energy Flow and Nutrient Cycles in the Hudson13
Ch. 3The Hudson's Habitats and Plant Communities27
Ch. 4The Hudson's Invertebrate Animals43
Ch. 5The Hudson's Fishes59
Ch. 6The Hudson's Birds and Beasts77
Ch. 7Exploration, Colonization, and Revolution91
Ch. 8The Romantic River109
Ch. 9Industrialization and the Transformation of the Landscape117
Ch. 10Conservation and Environmentalism133
Ch. 11Resolving River Conflicts141
Ch. 12Is the Hudson Getting Cleaner?159
Afterword179
Sources and Notes181
Glossary193
Suggested Readings199
Index205

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