Multcolib School Corps Picks Watersheds Grades 6-8
Annotation:Learn how geology and physical geography are intertwined and explore the wonders of the Pacific Northwest. Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Alaska, western Montana, and northern California are a unique part of the United States known for its explosive volcanoes and earthquakes.
Annotation:Water is our most vital resource. Yet few understand even the basics of watershed ecology Watersheds: A Practical Handbook for Healthy Water provides a fascinating overview of the fundamentals of ecology from the simple concept of a watershed to the biological intricacies of a wetland ecosystem and its implications on the environment.
Annotation:Introduces the diversity of the natural world through maps, facts, and photographs, emphasizing the complex relationships between different species.
Annotation:The Columbia River has transformed the landscape of the Pacific Northwest, cutting canyons, coulees, and gorges as the river flows from the Rocky Mountains of Canada to the Pacific coast of Oregon. On its way through this spectacular landscape, the river is tapped by a series of dams that power and supply water to the entire Northwest region. In fact, the river is the most heavily dammed stretch of water in the world.
Annotation:From pre-colonial times to the post-industrial age, rivers have shaped the course of American history and culture. Take a fascinating historical journey down the greatest rivers in the United States and learn how they have influenced the people and communities that live and work on them.
Annotation:Describes a river in Alaska and the life that it supports, emphasizing how the living things around it are connected and dependent upon it for their survival.
Annotation:Describes the course of the largest river in North America, the Mississippi and the connections between the plant and animal species that live in and around it.
Annotation:Through 55 color plates and brief essays, Oregon environmental journalist/poet Daniel and landscape photographer Olson capture the precarious ecology and beauty of Oregon's 56 designated wild and scenic rivers--underscoring the importance of local and national waterway conservation efforts.
Annotation:In The Columbia, author and photographer Tim Palmer celebrates the beauty and natural resources of this grand region and shows why this watershed is so important to everyone who lives in or cares about the Northwest and the Northern Rockies.
Annotation:Takes you on a twisting journey down the great rivers of the world, pausing to visit the thriving realm of freshwater ponds. Travel upstream to find civilization's source - then down again to see the key to our very survival.
Annotation:Go on a journey that begins in small mountain streams and passes through large rivers to the ocean. Using the Columbia River Basin as an example, LIFE IN A RIVER examines the physical features, processes and many different species of plants and animals that make up a unique river ecosystem.
Annotation:Examines the physical features, processes, and many different species of plants and animals that make up the ecosystem of the largest estuary in the United States, the Chesapeake Bay.
Annotation:Illustrated guide to every aspect of Earth's most precious resource-its chemical properties, its movement around the planet, and why it is essential for all life.