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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 September 1, 2000
Pages 46
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Easy Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9781563978968
ISBN-10 1563978962
Dimensions 0.25 by 8 by 10.25 in.
Weight 0.40 lbs.
Availability§ Out of Print
Original list price $9.95
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. NCSS-CBC Notable Book. Reprint.
Amazon.com description: Product Description:
The Spanish called it the Rio Grande, the "Great River." After the Mississippi and Missouri Rivers, the Rio Grande is the third longest river in the Unites States. In its 1,885-mile course to the sea and in the history that has unfolded on its banks, it is also one of North America's most dramatic rivers. Peter Lourie explores the Rio Grande to discover what makes the "Great River" great. He follows it from its headwaters in Colorado's snow-capped Rockies to the Gulf of Mexico's sub-tropical shores. His journey takes him into the territories of Billy the Kid and Pancho Villa. He visits an ancient Pueblo where he witnesses an annual feast day and corn dance. When the river becomes a 1,000-mile boarder between Mexico and the United States, he accompanies the U.S. Border Patrol, then takes a whitewater rafting trip through desert canyons of Big Bend National Park. Finally, the author's journey ends with a dive into the warm waters of the Gulf. Here is the Rio Gande 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
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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
 
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
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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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