In focusing on the Ohio River, the authors are able to communicate to the reader the complexity and richness that surround the careful examination of the river. The path of the river is studied, the life it sustains, the minerals and soil which comprise its bed, the effect of the river on topography, man's dependence and manipulation of the river. In a text which is highly factual and concentrated, the authors manage to produce a dramatic impact by regarding their subject with the full appreciation of its immensity. A immensity. A study accessible to all ages, Exploring the River provides the student with new senses with which to regard his environment.