River of Life
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River of Life by Debbie S. Miller
Book DescriptionAs the seasons change, a river in Alaska reveals its remarkable biodiversity. A great web of life is presented--the river and its shores sustain an astonishing variety of plants and animals. The river is home: salmon fry and rainbow trout live in it, plankton drifts in its current. The river is food: bears and bald eagles catch salmon, big fish chase little fish, tree roots absorb the river water. This evocative nonfiction picture book follows a year in the life of this Alaskan river. The lyrical text and lush paintings introduce young readers to the sights and sounds of the river and its inhabitants and are rich in details certain to fascinate ecologists of all ages.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780395967904
(292mm x 222mm x 9mm)
Imprint: Houghton Mifflin (Trade)
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin
Publish Date: 30-May-2000
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Debbie S. Miller
King Salmon Journey, Paperback (September 2014)
Chinook, a female king salmon takes a dramatic trip of two thousand miles to safely deliver her eggs. This book takes young readers on an engaging ride through the waters of Alaska and Canada, bringing to life the biology - and mystery - of one of the world's most popular fish. It combines science with a tale of survival and perseverance.
Are Trees Alive?, Paperback (February 2013)
From this poetic comparison of plants and humans, readers will learn how trees live and grow, and how they get their food. They will learn about the baobab trees of Africa and the bristlecone pines of California, and see that trees come in all shapes and sizes - just like people.
Survival at 40 Below, Paperback (November 2012)» View all books by Debbie S. Miller
A fascinating look at the special ways animals survive the cold
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