Meadowlands

A Wetlands Survival Story

By Yezerski, Thomas F.

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ISBN
978-0-37434-913-4
Publisher
Farrar


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School Library Journal

Starred Review on March 1, 2011

Gr 2–5—Yezerski documents the fall and rise of the Meadowlands, an estuary in New Jersey where the Hackensack River reaches Newark Bay. When the Lenni Lenape lived there, more than 20,000 acres of marshes and bogs housed countless varieties of plants and animals. The wetlands' decline started when European settlers drained land and filled marshes. By the middle of the 20 century, the Meadowlands had sunk into a wasteland of polluted water, soil, and air. Since the state passed regulations in 1969 to stop industrial dump...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Magazine

Reviewed on March 1, 2011

Yezerski adroitly captures the tensions and hope in the sometimes adversarial, sometimes beneficial relationship between humans and the environment in this marvelous ecological history of the Meadowlands of New Jersey, an estuary trapped in a dense industrial, commercial, and residential area. We start with the tenure of the Lenni Lenape and move steadily downward in environmental ...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Guide

Reviewed on January 1, 2011

Yezerski adroitly captures the sometimes adversarial, sometimes beneficial relationship between humans and the environment in this marvelous ecolo...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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