|Nile River (River adventures)|
Author: Manning, Paul
Traveling from Lake Victoria in Burundi, to Cairo, Egypt, readers will explore the world's longest river as they learn about the landscape, ancient civilizations, and historic landmarks on the Nile, as well as the people who currently rely on the river.
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Interest Level: MG
Reading Level: 6.30
Points: 1.0 Quiz: 178164
Full Text Reviews:
Booklist - 10/01/2015 Part of the River Adventures series, this slim, information-packed volume covers the diverse landscape of the 4,130 miles of the Nile River. Featuring full-color photographs, maps, and easy-to-understand text, each two-page spread spotlights the various peoples and lands reliant upon the Nile for irrigation, transportation, and electricity. Unusually, the book starts at the southern source of the iconic river, in Lake Victoria, and progresses on an imagined journey northward, ending where most people associate the Nile’s beginning, in Egypt. Since Egypt accounts for only the end of the trip, much of the text is dedicated to the river’s influence elsewhere in Africa. The straightforward, uncomplicated language presents a wide variety of information, including geography, history, ecology, and so on, which makes this a great starting point for projects. - Copyright 2015 Booklist.