Amazing Rivers


This super guide to some of the world’s most notable rivers covers freshwater waterways around the world. It features more than 100 examples of rivers from around the world, and explains source and flow, what and who can be found in and around rivers, how they’re used, how they’ve been spanned or channeled, threats, and gems, ores, and other treasures.

There are plentiful examples of wildlife, human activities, and natural wonders, including caves, waterfalls, ice pancakes—even a river that reverses its flow seasonally. The Colorado, Tigris and Euphrates, Amazon, Yangtze, and Li rivers get chapters of their own. Each big subject is adorned with colourful, stylized illustrations on a double-page spread. The layouts are varied, with close-ups and vignettes as well as maps and broad river scenes. At the centre of the book is a foldout map of the continents of the world shows all the rivers described.

Amazing Rivers is an excellent companion for a journey through some of the most fascinating rivers in the world and the influence they have on the geography and culture.

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Amazing Rivers

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.




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