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Author Madson, John.

Title Up on the river / by John Madson ; illustrations by Dycie Madson
Edition First University of Iowa Press edition
Published Iowa City : University of Iowa Press, 2011
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Description 1 online resource (276 pages) : illustrations
Series A Bur Oak book
Bur oak book.
Contents Prologue: Between the Saints; 1. The Old River; 2. Shell Game; 3. John L. Grindle and Associates; 4. River Year; 5. A Gathering of River Rats; 6. Deus ex Machina
Summary Up on the River is John Madson's loving and often hilarious tribute to the people, animal life, and places of the Upper Mississippi. Madson's Upper Mississippi is the part "between the saints," from St. Louis to St. Paul, and where for thirty years he explored the bright waters of the upper reaches of the mighty river itself as well as the tangled multitude of sloughs, cuts, and side channels that wander through its wooded islands and floodplain forests. ℗¡ "Some of my best time on the River has been in the company of game wardens, biologists, commercial fishermen
Notes Print version record
Subject Madson, John -- Travel -- Mississippi River.
Canoes and canoeing -- Mississippi River.
Johnboats -- Mississippi River.
Natural history -- Mississippi River.
River life -- Mississippi River.
Stream ecology -- Mississippi River.
Mississippi River Region -- History, Local
Mississippi River -- Description and travel.
Mississippi River -- Environmental conditions.
Genre/Form Local history.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2011001174
ISBN 1587299763 (electronic bk.)
9781587299766 (electronic bk.)