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The Nile
Contributor(s): Collins, Robert O. (Author)

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ISBN: 0300097646     ISBN-13: 9780300097641
Publisher: Yale University Press
OUR PRICE: $54.60  

Binding Type: Hardcover
Published: October 2002
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Additional Information
BISAC Categories:
- Nature | Ecosystems & Habitats - Rivers
Dewey: 962
LCCN: 2002009382
Physical Information: 0.94" H x 7.24" W x 9.68" L (1.43 lbs) 280 pages
- Cultural Region - African
Features: Bibliography, Ikids, Illustrated, Index, Maps
Review Citations: Library Journal 11/15/2002 pg. 97
Univ PR Books for Public Libry 01/01/2003 pg. 101 - Outstanding
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Publisher Description:
The Nile is the longest river in the world. In its route from the Lake Plateau of East Africa to the Mediterranean, the Nile flows for more than four thousand miles through nine countries: Tanzania, Kenya, Congo, Burundi, Rwanda, Ethiopia, Uganda, the Sudan, and Egypt. The river begins in volcanoes and mountains with glacial snows and ends in arid deserts.

Throughout history, the banks of the Nile have been home to many peoples, from Bantu cultivators, Nilotic herdsmen, and Ethiopians in their highlands to the Sudanese, Nubians, and Egyptians on the plains below. No other river in the world has embraced such human diversity. But the huge and varied populations that have thrived on the waters of the Nile have also exerted extraordinary pressures on the river and its environment. From the early canals dug by the pharaohs to the building of the Aswan High Dam in 1971, civilizations have struggled to tame the Nile and control its resources. In The Nile, Robert Collins charts this dynamic interplay between man and nature in chronicling the past, present, and future of this great river.

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