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The Hudson: An Illustrated Guide to the Living River
This volume covers the river's natural history and human heritage. It introduces the Hudson's diversity of plants and wildlife, the geological forces that created the river, the people who explored and settled on its banks, and the river's place in American history and art.
Published March 15th 2007 by Rutgers University Press
(first published April 1996)
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Apr 30, 2008 Baiocco rated it 4 of 5 stars · review of another edition
Recommends it for: rafters, floaters, fly fisherman
I started researching the Hudson River since I moved back to NY because I had summer dreams of rafting it. By the 3rd paragraph on The Hudson: An Illustrated Guide To the Living River I learned that the Hudson's strongest distinctive feature is that it's tidal flows work something like an accordian, and in a single day the river almost flows backwards as far as it does forwards, making raft/kayak travel tedious if not impossible. The author guestimated that it would take over 120 days to float ...more