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.
|Publisher:||Snake Mountain Press|
|Product dimensions:||8.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.13(d)|
|Age Range:||8 - 12 Years|
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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!