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Meadowlands

A Wetlands Survival Story

Yezerski, Thomas

(Book - 2011)
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
Meadowlands
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Baker & Taylor
Presents the history of the Meadowland, from its pristine state, to its gradual transformation by European settlers, to the pollution caused by industrialization, and the changes brought by environmental organizations striving to protect it.

McMillan Palgrave
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.



Baker
& Taylor

The history of the Meadowlands, from its pristine state, to its gradual transformation by European settlers, to the pollution caused by industrialization, and the changes brought by environmental organizations striving to protect it.

Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus, Giroux, c2011
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780374349134
Branch Call Number: J 577.69 Y
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill., col. map ; 24 x 27 cm.

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Despite being misused for centuries as home to chemical factories and garbage dumps, the wetlands of New Jersey remain a living, complex ecosystem. An inspiring tribute to nature's resilience, illustrated with accurately detailed overhead and close-up views of the landscape and its wildlife.


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