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The Colorado River
ISBN: 9780531117385
Author: Rawlins, Carol B.
Publisher: Children's Press(CT)
Published: September 1999
Retail: $25.50    OUR PRICE: $2.99
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Binding Type: Library Binding
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Annotation: What roles do rivers play in the history, geography, culture, and economic development of a country? What environmental factors contribute to a river's health or decline? The World of Water charts a course along some of the world's most famous waterways, providing intermeidate-grade students with a cross-curriculum view of one of the Earth's life-sustaining wonders.
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Physical Information: 0.36" H x 9.49" L x 8.25" W 64 pages
Bargain Category: Upper Elementary, Geography
 
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Reviewed by School Library Journal Reviews (SLJ Reviews 2000 February)
Gr 5-7-These three rivers have had an enormous impact on their surroundings and these books attempt to explain their importance. Each one gives an overview of its subject, including geological, geographical, and environmental features, and contains maps and color and black-and-white photos and reproductions. Colorado focuses on the course of the river and its related landforms, including the Grand Canyon. There is also an extensive section on dams and their ability to produce hydroelectric power, as well as on the many irrigation canals and ditches built along the river. The ancient peoples of the area are described, as are Spanish and American explorers. Tigris and Euphrates has a small opening section about the rivers themselves, but the rest of the text is virtually a history lesson on the region, which has sustained such ancient cultures as Babylonia and Assyria. Whitcraft also includes the modern nations' fight for control of the rivers. Sidebars contain interesting tidbits of information. The concise and timely facts will be useful for reports.-Kristen Oravec, Cuyahoga County Public Library, Strongsville, OH Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.