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Rivers

Claudia Martin

Being essential to the survival of civilisations, rivers run through mythology – think of ancient Egypt – and religion – think of the Ganges and Hinduism. And they continue to inspire writers and artists – think of Mark Twain’s Mississippi... Read moreRead less

Being essential to the survival of civilisations, rivers run through mythology – think of ancient Egypt – and religion – think of the Ganges and Hinduism. And they continue to inspire writers and artists – think of Mark Twain’s Mississippi and John Steinbeck’s Salinas.
From the Ganges rising in the Himalayas to the Nile Delta, from the Amazon rainforest to the Bow River flowing out of the Rocky Mountains, from the Rhine to the Rhone, Yangtze to the Mekong, Danube to the Volga to the Ebro, Rivers explores the grandest and most interesting rivers around the world.
Arranged by continent, the book reveals the fascinating stories of how rivers have supported and shaped civilisations, the significance that rivers have gained in religion and myth, the battles that have been fought over them, the borders that they have marked, and how rivers have altered their courses, thus changing lives and livelihoods.
Illustrated with more than 220 spectacular colour photographs supported by expert captions, Rivers is a fascinating journey from the mountains to the sea.

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Format: 213 x 290mm hb
Extent: 224pp
Word count: 12,500
Illustrations: 220 photos
ISBN: 9781838861025

Claudia Martin

Claudia Martin is a travel writer who has contributed to many guide books and magazines. She is also the author of books on history, geography and culture for adults and young people.

ISBN 9781838861025 hb

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