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The river book : 101 ways to relax, play, watch wildlife and have adventures at the river's edge

Author: Tessa Wardley
Publisher: London : Bloomsbury, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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An inspirational guide to things to do at the water's edge that includes a host of activities for adults and children alike. From messing about in a boat, to watching out for wildlife and catching crayfish, from exploring a waterfall to simply relaxing - and all in one of the most accessible natural environments.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tessa Wardley
ISBN: 9781408158661 1408158663
OCLC Number: 774638921
Description: 1 volume : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 25 cm
Contents: Contents NB. Each suggested activity includes suggestions for a selection of rivers that are ideal for doing that activity and tells readers how to get to them. Introduction Finding your River Where to Start - Looking at Maps - The River - The Banks - Access Play Words and Games - Build Channels and Dams - Make Water Wheels - 'IT' and all its variations - Making Miniature Boats - Duck Races - Water Fights - Obstacle Courses and Races - Scavenger and Treasure Hunts - Pooh Sticks - Skip Stones ...- Other Games with Stones - Water Magic Be Curious Hunt for Minibeasts - Go on a Dragon Hunts - Catch Crayfish - Look at the Plants - Forage for Wild Foods Have a Look Under the Water - Go Fishing - Tickling for Trout - Go Bird Watching - Map a Bird Territory - Predict the Weather - Go on a Mammal Hunt - Pull Your Froude Indicator Out - Go Dowsing Relax Lie Back and Listen - Contemplate a Waterfall - Do Some Yoga - Make a Sculpture - Peer off a Bridge - Search for Sacred Springs - Soak your Feet - Have a Picnic Be Adventurous Go for a Swim - Go on Safari - Swim, Float, Boat - Climb a Tree - Jump In - Make a Rope Swing - Shoot Some Rapids - Camp Out Fascinating Facts How Clean is Your River? - How Fast is the Water in the River Moving? - How Much Water is there in the River? - How Powerful is that Waterfall Crashing on my Head? - Is Water Really Blue? - The World in a Grain of Sand - How Old is your River? - The River and Its Past Practicalities Safety - Leave Only Footprints - Legal Access
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