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The Rhine
Allan, Tony, 1946-
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Publication Information:
Milwaukee, WI : World Almanac Library, [2003]

Physical Description:
48 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color maps ; 26 cm.
The course of the Rhine -- The Rhine in history -- Cities and settlements -- Economic activity -- Animals and plants -- Environmental issues -- Leisure and recreation -- The future.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 7.6 2.0 69354.

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DD801.R74 A35 2003 Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf
DD801.R74 A35 2003 Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf

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The Rhine is Europe's best-known river. Running through the heart of Europe, it touches six countries as it flows from Switzerland to its mouth in the Netherlands. From Roman times onward, the Rhine was used for trade, and the cities along its banks became rich and powerful. Today, the river is still full of traffic, providing a lifeline for modern industries. Until the 1980s, the Rhine River suffered from flooding and pollution, but these problems have been largely overcome. Today, the Rhine annually attracts thousands of tourists who vacation on the river and visit its ancient cities and romantic castles. Book jacket.

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School Library Journal Review

Gr 4-7-Each river's flow, history, ecological concerns, tourism, flora and fauna, etc., are explained. Texts are placed on ample white space and words in bold print are defined in glossaries. Clear and colorful photos appear on every page. Green-tinted sidebars offer fast facts, quick lists, and clarifications of the texts. Purple ones offer quotes about the rivers from famous and some not-so-well-known people. Important cities along the rivers' routes are explored. These titles have more visual appeal than the "Rivers of the World" series (Lucent). Solid choices for class units, reports, and browsers.-Anne Chapman Callaghan, Racine Public Library, WI (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. 4
1 The Course of the Rhinep. 6
2 The Rhine in Historyp. 12
3 Cities and Settlementsp. 18
4 Economic Activityp. 24
5 Animals and Plantsp. 30
6 Environmental Issuesp. 34
7 Leisure and Recreationp. 40
8 The Futurep. 44
Glossaryp. 46
Time Linep. 47
Further Informationp. 47
Indexp. 48