The Mississippi: America's Mighty River

The Mississippi: America's Mighty River

by Robin Johnson


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The Mississippi River meanders through ten U.S. states on its course from northern Minnesota to the Gulf of Mexico. It's rich history is entwined with the history of the United States itself. As a main route for explorers and settlers-and for shipping-"Ol' Man River" spurred the growth of a new nation. Today, the Mississippi River continues to provide a transportation route for agricultural and industrial goods as well as water for millions of people living in the surrounding area.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780778774679
Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company
Publication date: 06/01/2010
Series: Rivers Around the World Series
Pages: 32
Product dimensions: 8.30(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.10(d)
Lexile: 1040L (what's this?)
Age Range: 10 - 13 Years

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 The Mighty Mississippi 4

Chapter 2 A Crooked Course 8

Chapter 3 Settling Along the Mississippi 14

Chapter 4 Full Steam Ahead! 20

Chapter 5 Troubled Waters 24

Comparing the World's Rivers 28

Timeline 29

Glossary 30

Find Out More 31

Index 32

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