River Life: The Natural and Cultural History of a Northern River
River Life takes you on a guided tour of the Manitowish River in northern Wisconsin. Rivers resonate with sounds, smells, mysteries and beauty. By exploring the science, history and aesthetics of rivers, River Life brings the essence of rivers into focus.
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