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Rio Grande: From the Rocky Mountains to the Gulf of Mexico
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Boyds Mills Pr
Publication date February 1, 1999
Pages 48
Binding School and Library
Book category Juvenile Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9781563977060
ISBN-10 1563977060
Dimensions 0.25 by 10.25 by 8.75 in.
Weight 0.80 lbs.
Availability§ Out of Print
Original list price $17.95
Other format details juvenile
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Summary
An author travels the length of the 'Great River' by car, by raft, and by foot where he crosses historical territories and witnesses traditions by long-standing cultures, describing his journey and the history of the region.
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The Spanish named it the "Great River." After the Mississippi and Missouri Rivers, the Rio Grande is the third longest river in the Unites States. In its long and shifting 1,885-mile course to the sea and in the history that unfolded near its banks, it also is one of North America's most dramatic rivers. Peter Lourie explores the Rio Grande to discover what makes the "Great River" great. He followed the river--by car, by raft, and on foot--from its headwaters in Colorado snow-capped Rockies to the Gulf of Mexico's tropical shores. His journey takes him into the territories of Bat Masterson, Billy the Kid, and Pancho Villa. He visits an ancient pueblo where he witnesses an annual feast day and corn dance. He walks the border of the United States and Mexico with the U.S. Border Patrol, visiting towns on both sides. Finally, the author's journey ends with a dive into the warm waters of the Gulf. Here is the Rio Grande of history and legend, vividly brought to life through a lively and informative text, illustrated with full-color and archival photographs.


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Paperback
Book cover for 9781563978968
 
Reprint edition from Boyds Mills Pr (September 1, 2000)
9781563978968 | details & prices | 46 pages | 8.00 × 10.25 × 0.25 in. | Rec. grade levels 2-3 | 0.40 lbs | List price $9.95
About: The author recounts his journey down the length of the 'Great River', describing how he crossed historical territories and witnessed the traditions of long-standing cultures, and discusses the history of the region.
School and Library
Book cover for 9781563977060
 
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from Boyds Mills Pr (February 1, 1999)
9781563977060 | details & prices | 48 pages | 10.25 × 8.75 × 0.25 in. | Rec. grade levels 2-3 | 0.80 lbs | List price $17.95
About: The author recounts his journey the length of the 'Great River' by car, by raft, and on foot, describing how he crossed historical territories and witnessed the traditions of long-standing cultures, and discusses the history of the region
Reinforced
Book cover for 9780606201018
 
from Demco Media (February 1, 2002)
9780606201018 | details & prices | 10.00 × 8.00 × 0.25 in. | Rec. grade levels 2-3 | 0.80 lbs | List price $18.67
About: The author recounts his journey down the length of the 'Great River', describing how he crossed historical territories and witnessed the traditions of long-standing cultures, and discusses the history of the region.
Prebinding
Book cover for 9780613301121
 
from Turtleback Books (March 1, 2001)
9780613301121 | details & prices | 10.25 × 8.50 × 0.25 in. | Rec. grade levels 2-3 | 0.95 lbs | List price $20.85
About: The author recounts his journey down the length of the 'Great River', describing how he crossed historical territories and witnessed the traditions of long-standing cultures, and discusses the history of the region.

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