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November-December 2010 Highlights

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Feature Stories

Lake sturgeon by Eric Engrebetson

Sturgeon: Gentle Giants, Living Fossils

These toothless underwater giants live inconspicuous lives. By Jennifer Cochran-Biederman


Lake Onalaska, by John Sullivan, US Fish and Wildlife Service

Summer of Weeds

Scientists are looking at the river’s cycles for explanations for what caused the massive growth of river plants last summer. By Reggie McLeod

The Quad Cities’ Government Bridge

The swing bridge is one of only two bridges in the world that can turn a full 360 degrees in either direction. By Dean Klinkenberg

Book Reviews
A round-up of adventurous river books — fiction and nonfiction.
(more to come in January)

Frozen Stiff By Mary Logue

Wicked River: The Mississippi When it Last Ran Wild By Lee Sandlin

Deck on Deck: Towboating in the Twin Cities By Captain Bob Deck

The 19th Element: A James Becker Thriller By John L. Betcher

Opening Goliath: Danger and Discovery in Caving By Cary J. Griffith

Subterranean Twin Cities By Greg Brick

Mississippi Jack By L.A. Meyer

River Towboat Deck Hand Guide By Captain Ron Larson

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