Nile

Nile

Book - 2004
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Independent Publishing Group
From the beginning of recorded history, the River Nile has been a blessing in an otherwise barren world, but at first was a mystery. As the centuries passed, explorers braved rapids, swamps, jungles, and disease to push further and further up the river, each time bringing back new clues to its origins. Nile charts the full story of this great river. Beginning with an exploration of the world of ancient Egypt, we then journey upstream as the river splits into its two main arms?the White Nile and the Blue Nile. Finally, we follow in the heroic footsteps of the great explorers as they raced to solve the riddle of the river’s source, deep in the heart of Africa. Abundantly illustrated with color photos and detailed maps, Nile weaves together history and natural history in a fascinating portrait of one of the world’s greatest natural wonders.


Blackwell North Amer
Nile reveals the true story of this great river. Beginning with an intriguing exploration of the world of ancient Egypt, we take a modern journey upstream as the river splits into its two main arms, the White Nile and the Blue Nile. Along the way, we discover the spectacular Blue Nile gorge - Africa's Grand Canyon. Here, every year, the river swells to 400 times its dry-season size as it rages towards the sea, thousands of miles to the north. Finally, we follow in the heroic footsteps of the great Victorian explorers - among them Burton, Speke, Stanley and Livingstone - as they raced to solve the riddle of the river's source, deep in the heart of Africa.
Illustrated throughout with new photography and detailed maps, Nile weaves together history and natural history in a portrait of one of the world's greatest natural wonders.

Publisher: London : BBC Books, 2004
ISBN: 9780563487135
0563487135
Characteristics: 168 p. : ill. (chiefly col.), col. maps ; 29 cm
Additional Contributors: Scoones, Tim
Maxwell, Gavin

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