The Hudson: An Illustrated Guide to the Living River

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Rutgers University Press, 1996 - History - 209 pages
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The Hudson River is one of the great rivers of the world. Not long ago, it was deeply threatened by pollution. Now it is coming back to life, a river where fish and birds can thrive again, a river valued once more by communities along its shores.

The unique environmental education program on board the sloop, Clearwater, founded by folksinger Pete Seeger, has taught thousands of children and adults to love the river. With this guidebook, Clearwater teachers bring their wealth of knowledge about the river to a wider audience.

This book covers, for the first time, the full sweep of the river's natural history and human heritage. It introduces you to the Hudson's diversity of plants and wildlife, to the geological forces that created the river, to the people who explored and settled its banks, to the river's enduring place in American history and art, and to the battles waged over its environmental preservation. Its engaging illustrations, maps, and text––distilled from the best research on the Hudson's habitat and history––invite you to explore the river yourself.

Royalties from the sale of this book will support the continued restoration of the river's ecological well-being through the programs of the Hudson River Sloop Clearwater, Inc., a nonprofit education and advocacy organization based in Poughkeepsie, New York.

 

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Contents

A Physical Overview of the Hudson
1
Energy Flow and Nutrient Cycles in the Hudson
13
The Hudsons Habitats and Plant Communities
27
The Hudsons Invertebrate Animals 43
43
The Hudsons Fishes
59
The Hudsons Birds and Beasts
77
Exploration Colonization and Revolution
91
The Romantic River
109
Conservation and Environmentalism
135
Resolving River Conflicts
141
Is the Hudson Getting Cleaner?
159
Afterword
179
Sources and Notes
181
Glossary
193
Suggested Readings
199
Index
205

Industrialization and the Transformation of the Landscape
117

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