From its headwaters at Lake Itasca in northern Minnesota to its sprawling delta at New Orleans where it spills into the Gulf of Mexico, the Mississippi River has carved its way through the North American continent since the last Ice Age. The "Father of Waters," the river gathers its waters from a vast watershed with some 250 tributaries.
This three-part series, published by PANGAEA, provides interpretive travel guides that introduce the river's history,culture, attractions and natural beauty in the 10 states through which it flows.
- Minnesota & Wisconsin
ISBN 978-1929165-58-2 192 pp $19.95
- Iowa, Illinois, Missouri & Kentucky
ISBN 978-1929165-59-9 $19.95
- Arkansas, Tennessee, Mississippi & Louisiana
ISBN 978-1929165-60-5 $19.95
You'll find places to play, as well as contemplative places and others that are culturally-enriching: Landscapes along many stretches of the river appear much as they did hundreds of years ago and continue to be a haven for wildlife.A working river since the first humans came to its shores 12,000 years ago, the Mississippi is now dotted with major industrialized cities, as well as quaint, colorful villages described in this series.
The books are complete with colorful photography, historical reproductions, maps, and other illustrations. All books are a convenient 5.5" x 7.5" size and vinyl bound for durable traveling.
The MISSISSIPPI TRACE Web site is designed to be a companion to the printed book series, offering information on lodging/camping, dining and extensive resources for further exploration. The site will be fully operational mid-2009. For further information or to be added to our mailing list, contact PANGAEA, email@example.com.