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Life in a river

Author: Valerie Rapp
Publisher: Minneapolis : Lerner Publications Co., ©2003.
Series: Ecosystems in action.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Elementary and junior high school : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Go on a journey that begins in small mountain streams and passes through large rivers to the ocean. Using the Columbia River Basin as an example, Life in a River examines the physical features, processes, and many different species of plants and animals that make up a unique river ecosystem. Find out about the impact of humans on this once-pristine ecosystem and what is being done to save it. Follow the river on its  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Juvenile works
Literature
Juvenile literature
Material Type: Elementary and junior high school
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Valerie Rapp
ISBN: 0822521369 9780822521365
OCLC Number: 46590038
Awards: Commended for Oregon Book Awards (Children's) 2003
Description: 72 pages : illustrations (some color), color maps ; 26 cm.
Contents: What is an ecosystem? --
Columbia River ecosystem; a natural history --
In the mountains; streams --
Coming out of the mountains; medium-sized rivers --
In the valleys; large rivers --
Wild salmon; a keystone species --
People and the Columbia River basin --
What you can do.
Series Title: Ecosystems in action.
Responsibility: Valerie Rapp.

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Go on a journey that begins in small mountain streams and passes through large rivers to the ocean. Using the Columbia River Basin as an example, Life in a River examines the physical features, processes, and many different species of plants and animals that make up a unique river ecosystem. Find out about the impact of humans on this once-pristine ecosystem and what is being done to save it. Follow the river on its amazing journey and learn what makes it so special.

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