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The Tigris and Euphrates Rivers
Whitcraft, Melissa.
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Publication Information:
New York : F. Watts, 1999.
Physical Description:
63 pages : color illustrations, color map ; 25 cm.
Traces the course of the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers, emphasizes their effects on human settlements and civilization, and indicates their contributions to the development of Turkey, Iraq, and Syria.
Reading Level:
1000 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 7.0 1.0 46810.

Reading Counts RC 6-8 9 3 Quiz: 19972 Guided reading level: S.
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DS57 .W43 1999 Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf
DS57 .W43 1999 Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf
DS57 .W43 1999 Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf

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Gr 5-7-These three rivers have had an enormous impact on their surroundings and these books attempt to explain their importance. Each one gives an overview of its subject, including geological, geographical, and environmental features, and contains maps and color and black-and-white photos and reproductions. Colorado focuses on the course of the river and its related landforms, including the Grand Canyon. There is also an extensive section on dams and their ability to produce hydroelectric power, as well as on the many irrigation canals and ditches built along the river. The ancient peoples of the area are described, as are Spanish and American explorers. Tigris and Euphrates has a small opening section about the rivers themselves, but the rest of the text is virtually a history lesson on the region, which has sustained such ancient cultures as Babylonia and Assyria. Whitcraft also includes the modern nations' fight for control of the rivers. Sidebars contain interesting tidbits of information. The concise and timely facts will be useful for reports.-Kristen Oravec, Cuyahoga County Public Library, Strongsville, OH (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 The Tigris and Euphrates Riversp. 7
Chapter 2 The Beginning of Civilizationp. 15
Chapter 3 The Ancient Civilizationsp. 21
Chapter 4 The Warsp. 33
Chapter 5 The Marsh Arabsp. 41
Chapter 6 The Damsp. 47
Glossaryp. 54
To Find Out Morep. 56
A Note on Sourcesp. 59
Indexp. 61