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The Nile
Cumming, David, 1953-
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Publication Information:
Milwaukee, WI : World Almanac Library, [2003]

Physical Description:
48 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 26 cm.
The course of the river -- The Nile in history -- Cities and settlements -- Farming, trade, and industry -- Animals and plants -- Environmental issues -- Leisure and recreation -- The future.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 7.0 2.0 69353.

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DT116 .C86 2003 Juvenile Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks
DT116 .C86 2003 Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf
DT116 .C86 2003 Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf

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The Nile is the longest river in the world. For much of its route through eastern Africa, it travels through desert, and farmers have been using its water for thousands of years. The ancient Egyptians farmed the land beside the Nile and built great temples and pyramids on its banks. European explorers searched for the river's source, and the troubled histories of Sudan and Ethiopia have been played out around it. The Nile is home to a fascinating range of wildlife, including hippos and crocodiles. In the 1960s, the Aswan High Dam was built across the Nile, putting an end to the river's flooding but bringing other problems to the region. Now, the rapidly growing countries along the Nile compete for a share of its water. Book jacket.

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School Library Journal Review

Gr 4-7-These excellent resources cover the geography, wildlife, and history of each river and its impact on nearby peoples. The presentation is exceptionally clear and lively and includes explanations of terms necessary to process the information. Some explanations are in the glossaries while others are within the texts. Highlighted sidebars list essential facts and quotations from literary sources and local people bring the rivers to life. Exquisite, full-color photos and maps show the beauty and dangers of the rivers and the ingenuity it took to harness their power and utilize their resources. Conservation efforts and the necessity for planning for future ecological balance are noted. The format adds to both the attractiveness and usefulness of the books. The illustrations are appropriately placed and have informative captions. Even the sidebars have detailed borders. Useful for reports and enjoyable as recreational reading, these titles belong in most collections.-Marlene Gawron, formerly at Orange County Library, Orlando, FL (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 Riverp. 6
2 The Nile in Historyp. 12
3 Cities and Settlementsp. 18
4 Farming, Trade, and Industryp. 24
5 Animals and Plantsp. 30
6 Environmental Issuesp. 36
7 Leisure and Recreationp. 42
8 The Futurep. 44
Glossaryp. 46
Time Linep. 47
Further Informationp. 47
Indexp. 48