This book introduces children to the nation’s watershed, the Continental Divide, and how snowmelt forms the headwaters of the rivers and streams that bring life to the land below. The entire water cycle is described, from evaporation to glacier formation, and the various life zones that water runs through on its way from alpine tundra to prairie are detailed in exquisite drawings. There is a further discussion about how we use water, the treatment process, and what happens to it after we use it.
Inspired by the author’s third grade class at Friends School in Boulder, Colorado, My Water Comes from the Mountains was prepared through the Niwot Ridge Long Term Ecological Research project of the Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research at the University of Colorado, in recognition of the International Year of the Mountain.
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