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The Wild Mississippi: A State-by-State Guide to the River s Natural Wonders

Dean Klinkenberg

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North Central & Mid-West states, The Earth: natural history general, Water sports & recreations, Travel & holiday

This illustrated guidebook explores the ecosystem of the Mississippi River-its flora, fauna, and habitats-and the best places to explore it, state by state.

Discover the amazing flora and fauna of the Mississippi River-and the best ways to explore it, state by state!

Did you know that one-quarter of all North American fish species are native to the Mississippi? Or that it shelters 300 species of birds during seasonal migrations? The Mississippi River runs through the heart of the nation, shaping its history and identity. But few of us understand its essences. It's a life-giving force that sustains thriving ecosystems across wetlands, prairies, and bluffs.

In The Wild Mississippi, Dean Klinkenberg not only shares the wonders of the river, but he also shows you where to experience them firsthand. Pick up this must-read guide and get ready to experience the river wild!

You'll discover:
- Hiking, biking, and paddling spots
- More than 160 parks, forests, and wildlife refuges
- Natural history museums and aquariums
- Excursions from Minneapolis, St. Louis, Memphis, New Orleans, and more

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