A Wetlands Survival Story

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A New York Times Notable Children's Book for 2011
One of Horn Book 's Best Nonfiction Books of 2011
The 20,000 acres of wetlands in New Jersey now known as the Meadowlands were once home to hundreds of species of plants and animals. But in the four hundred years since European explorers first arrived in the Meadowlands, people have dammed up, drained, built over, and polluted this formerly vibrant ecosystem--and all but destroyed it. Still, signs of life remain--under bridges, on the edges of parking lots, and beside train tracks. Slowly but surely, with help from activist groups, government organizations, and ordinary people, the resilient creatures of the Meadowlands are making a comeback, and the wetlands are recovering.

Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus, Giroux, 2011
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780374349134
Branch Call Number: j 577.68 Yezerski
Characteristics: [34] p. : col. ill. ; 24 x 27 cm
Alternative Title: Wetlands survival story


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jazs Nov 29, 2011

NYTimes Notable Children's book for 2011


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