by Mandy Ross

Hardcover(Library Binding)



For their water, their power, their wildlife, and their beauty, rivers have always been central to human civilizations. This book looks at rivers all around the world, from a mountain stream in Snowdonia to the mighty Amazon. It explains how they are formed, their growth and decline, what wildlife lives in them, how people use them for food, power, and transportation, and how terribly destructive they can be when in flood.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781583404294
Publisher: Black Rabbit Books
Publication date: 08/01/2004
Series: Geography Fact Files Series
Pages: 48
Product dimensions: 11.30(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range: 9 - 12 Years

Table of Contents

What is a river?4
Great rivers6
Springs and sources8
Down the mountain10
Valleys and waterfalls12
Gorges, canyons, caves14
Meanders and lakes16
The river's mouth18
Deltas and swamps20
River wildlife22
Harvesting the river24
Protecting rivers26
River civilizations28
Rivers and technology30
Crossing the river32
Dams and reservoirs34
Estuary energy36
Rivers in flood38
Flood defenses40
Leisure and tourism42
Rivers for life44
Further information47

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