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Author Aloian, Molly.

Title The Nile : river in the sand / by Molly Aloian.

Publication Info. New York : Crabtree Pub. Co., [2010]
©2010
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 95th Street Juvenile Nonfiction  J 962 ALO    AVAILABLE
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Description 32 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 29 cm
Series Rivers around the world.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (page 31) and index.
Contents The river in the sand -- The surface story -- People of the Nile -- Travel and commerce -- The Nile River today -- Comparing the world's rivers.
Summary The Nile is the world's longest river and the birthplace of one of the greatest civilizations of the ancient world. This book takes readers along the "River in the Sand" as it flows north from its source in central Africa to the Mediterranean Sea, crossing thousands of miles of desert. Ancient Egyptians depended on the Nile's annual floods to deposit fertile soil for farming. The Nile also provided water for irrigation and was a main transportation route. Today, the Nile remains vital, with more than 70 million people growing crops in the river's basin and fishing in its waters. The impact on the river of the Aswan High Dam, population growth, and climate change is also examined.
Subject Nile River -- Juvenile literature.
Nile River Valley -- Juvenile literature.
Egypt -- Juvenile literature.
ISBN 9780778774457 (reinforced library binding : alk. paper)
0778774457 (reinforced library binding : alk. paper)
9780778774686 (pbk. : alk. paper)
0778774686 (pbk. : alk. paper)
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