Amazing Rivers: 100+ Waterways That Will Boggle Your Mind (Our Amazing World)
Rivers have great importance in the world. They carry goods to cities and towns, distribute water to farms and orchards and wildlife, and make the world a more beautiful place. There are rivers on every continent. Yes, even Antarctica. They are long (4,100+ miles for the Nile) and short (200 feet for the Roe). Some are frozen most of the time, some boil every day, one has even caught on fire. A fold-out world map in the center of the book shows where all the rivers mentioned are located.
This wonderful book is chock full of fascinating facts about more than 100 of the world’s rivers. It explains how rivers are formed and what they can do. They can carve a canyon bigger than some states or supply enough power to run a small state. There are pages that show some of the creatures that live in and around rivers, some of which are very dangerous and some of which are weird. Each spread has several chunks of very readable text that will capture the interest of any reader, young or old. Illustrations in muted tones help to complete the stories told. Youngsters will love this book.
|Author||Julie Vosburgh Agnone|
|Page Count||64 pages|
|Publisher||What on Earth Books|
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