Hudson River: An Adventure from the Mountains to the Sea

Hudson River: An Adventure from the Mountains to the Sea

by Peter Lourie


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Hudson River: An Adventure from the Mountains to the Sea by Peter Lourie

Born as a mountain brook, the Hudson River courses through dan­gerous rapids and waterfalls in a dramatic plunge of 4,000 feet. Then, remarkably, the river slows and widens, becoming over the next 154 miles a massive arm of the sea, with saltwater and powerful tides.

One summer Peter Lourie set out to explore this extraordinary river by doing what no one had ever done: he canoed the entire 315-mile Hudson, from its source in the Adirondack Mountains to its mouth at the southern tip of Manhattan, where it meets the Atlantic. This exciting day-by-day account of Lourie's journey, complete with full­ color photographs, gives young readers the feel of shooting wilderness whitewater, gliding through the fjordlike Hudson Highlands, and, finally, plying the ocean shipping lanes off Manhattan's shore.

Far more than a canoeing adventure, this book paints a vivid portrait of a river that is a nation's treasure.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780984863723
Publisher: Snake Mountain Press
Publication date: 05/23/2014
Pages: 50
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.13(d)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

Peter Lourie's travels in Brazil led to his book AMAZON: A Young Reader's Look at the Last Frontier. His search for gold in the mountains of Ecuador is the subject of THE LOST TREASURE OF THE INCA. He has written about whales, manatees and polar pears and is now working on books about Jack London in the Klondike gold rush and the ancient roads of the Inca empire.

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The Hudson River By Peter Lourie I recommend to only certain types of readers who enjoy reading about adventures, white water rafting, and who might want to experience one day too, the Hudson River. I wish that Peter Lourie would have included more details and specifics about his adventures and days in the Hudson River even more than he had in this book. Although, I love the pictures included in this book because it shows the specific beautiful scenery to provide evidence of where he was at through the adventure. Overall, this was a great book!