100+ Waterways That Will Boggle Your Mind
Julie Vosburgh Agnone and Kerry Hyndman
(What on Earth Books) – hardback
Amazing Rivers takes us on a fascinating voyage down some of the world’s most extraordinary rivers. Author Julie Vosburgh Agnone and illustrator Kerry Hyndman in wonderful text and artwork have created an essential guide. As we journey along these rivers, we see the animals that call them home and the societies and cultures that rely on them. The book also addresses some of the environmental issues that pose a threat to them.
In the introduction we learn about how rivers are formed and their role in creating incredible landscapes, such as the Grand Canyon and the Ganges delta. There is also astounding wildlife, from brown bears catching salmon that swim upstream to anacondas large enough to eat a pig. We can also explore astounding natural wonders, from a boiling river so hot you can cook an egg in it to a multicoloured river that flows like a liquid rainbow.
The sections on culture and communities are equally enthralling. Discover awesome river traditions, from ritual baths to rubber duck racing to barefoot waterskiing! This is a fact-filled celebration of the rivers that give us life and enrich our world.
This book is part of the ‘Amazing World’ series from What on Earth Books. ‘Amazing Islands’ is also available in the Bookwagon on-line book store.