Minn of the Mississippi

Brief Description: Minn, a snapping turtle, travels down the Mississippi River observing people and wildlife, with historical and natural details.

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Minn, a snapping turtle born in the Mississippi headwaters in Itasca State Park in Northern Minnesota, floats downstream all the way to the Gulf of Mexico. Learn about the biology of turtles, the ecology of the riparian systems along the river, the Europeans who discovered the river, and history of the men who have made their homes near the river. The riverbed is described as a “museum” of man-made detritus. Delightfully illustrated by the author, with maps of Minn’s journey.

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