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Ganges: Rivers of the World
Ganges: Rivers of the World
Our Price: $17.00
Year: 1994
Pages: 48
Binding Hardcover
ISBN 811431053

Product Code: 788195115

Rosemary Ashley (ed); David Cumming (au) (ph). The Ganges River rises in the Himalaya mountains & flows for 1,550 miles across northern India to empty into the Bay of Bengal. More than 300 million people are dependent on the river for both food & water. The Ganges is also the center of spiritual life for millions of Hindus. The Ganges delta, home to the Bengal tiger & many other rare & beautiful animals, is also subject to terrible flooding. The people of Bangladesh face a constant battle against monsoon rains that swell the Ganges & flood the delta. This book examines these climatic conditions, pollution & the effects of deforestation & dams. Color photos. Juvenile audience.

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