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Snake River (Rivers of North America Series)

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From the awesome natural beauty of Yellowstone National Park to tall waterfalls and deep canyons, the Snake River flows past some of the most breathtaking features in the United States. The Snake begins life in Yellowstone and makes a great loop through the Rocky Mountains before emptying into the Columbia River in the state of Washington. Today, the river supplies drinking water and supports thriving farming and hydroelectric power industries.
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Overview

From the awesome natural beauty of Yellowstone National Park to tall waterfalls and deep canyons, the Snake River flows past some of the most breathtaking features in the United States. The Snake begins life in Yellowstone and makes a great loop through the Rocky Mountains before emptying into the Columbia River in the state of Washington. Today, the river supplies drinking water and supports thriving farming and hydroelectric power industries.
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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature
The Snake River winds its way for over one thousand miles through some of the wildest and most scenic land in the United States. Tracing its source to Yellowstone National Park the Snake River also includes some of the whitest water that can be found anywhere. The Snake has played a significant role in American history. For example, Lewis and Clark used the Snake River as a significant avenue during their epic journey to the Pacific Ocean. Nowadays, the Snake has been somewhat tamed by dams and human intervention. Yet, despite the hand of modern man, the Snake River remains an American gem. The story of the Snake River is capably presented in this illustrated volume of the "Rivers of North America" series. In this text, Gilpin offers readers information related to the nature, history, and wildlife of the Snake River region. In telling the story of this turbulent flowage Gilpin provides younger readers with useful information about a fascinating geographic locale. As such this is a worthwhile book for youngsters with an interest in the study of varied American landscapes. 2004, Gareth Stevens Publishers, Ages 9 to 14.
— Greg M. Romaneck
School Library Journal
Gr 4-8-Each colorful, well-written text takes readers from the source of its respective river to its mouth. The authors detail the rivers' twists and turns through mountains, flatlands, and forests, providing a smooth ride across the country. Chapters cover the wide and diverse variety of flora and fauna. Historical background from Native inhabitants to European settlers, wars, developments of dams and energy sources, farms, and factories brings each river to life. Discussion of its importance in the physical and economic development of the country and provision of power will pique readers' interest. The last chapter lists notable places to visit along the course of each river. Numerous fact boxes, maps, photos, and drawings complement the texts, which should serve students well for study and research.-Susan Shaver, Hemingford Public Schools, NE Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780836837612
  • Publisher: Gareth Stevens Publishing
  • Publication date: 7/28/2003
  • Series: Rivers of North America Series
  • Format: Library Binding
  • Pages: 32
  • Age range: 8 - 11 Years
  • Product dimensions: 7.78 (w) x 10.30 (h) x 0.33 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: A Wild River 4
Chapter 1 From Source to Mouth 6
Chapter 2 The Life of the River 10
Chapter 3 Exploring New Lands 14
Chapter 4 The Frontier River 22
Chapter 5 Places to Visit 28
How Rivers Form 30
Glossary/For Further Information 31
Index 32
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