The Hudson: An Illustrated Guide to the Living Water

The Hudson: An Illustrated Guide to the Living Water

by Stephen P. Stanne, Roger G. Panetta, Brian E. Forest
     
 
This book covers, 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 battles waged over its environmental

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This book covers, 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 battles waged over its environmental preservation.

Editorial Reviews

Other American rivers are much longer and even perhaps more majestic, but New York State's Hudson River is incontestably one of the great rivers of the world. The first new edition of Stephen Stanne's Hudson since 1996 provides a word-and-picture portrait of the river and its rich natural history and human heritage. The book's 314 illustrations and fold-out map are complemented by essays that describe the plant and animal life teeming in this vibrant ecosystem.
Library Journal
In A Naturalist Along the Jersey Shore, Burger, a professor of biological sciences and a long-time shore dweller, offers a collection of essays depicting the plant and animal life of the Jersey Shore. Although Burger writes about a specific area, the organisms and habitats she describes are common in coastal areas ranging from the Carolinas up through Maine. The essays are both informative and descriptive, painting a vivid picture of the natural habitat while educating readers about the coastal ecosystem. Burger nicely captures the spirit of the shore in her essays. Burger collaborated on the research for The Hudson River, which addresses the diversity of life along the famous New York State river. The authors, a professor and two environmental educators, have compiled a complete guide to the natural history and heritage of the Hudson. They cover plant and animal life native to the Hudson, as well as the river's history and the economic and environmental issues surrounding it. The well-organized text is enhanced with numerous black-and-white photographs and illustrations. Like A Naturalist Along the Jersey Shore, The Hudson River is thoroughly researched and well written and would be of interest to naturalists, nature lovers, scientists, and bird or animal watchers in its geographic area. Both books are recommended for libraries where interest warrants.Deborah Emerson, Monroe Community Coll. Lib., Rochester, N.Y.
Pete Seeger
This beautifully illustrated book is a good as an encyclopedia about the river...
C. Lavett Smith
Everyone who lives in the Hudson Valley should have this book...
—Curator Emeritus, American Museum of Natural History, and author of Fish Watching: An Outdoor Guide to Freshwater Fishes.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813539720
Publisher:
Rutgers University Press
Publication date:
03/28/2007
Pages:
252
Product dimensions:
8.70(w) x 11.00(h) x 1.00(d)

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