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Children's LiteratureThe 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