14 Fun Facts About the River Thames: A 15-Minute Book

14 Fun Facts About the River Thames: A 15-Minute Book

by Jeannie Meekins
     
 

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The River Thames has a colorful history. It was a river highway long before railways and roads were built. It has brought flood, disease and death to thousands of Londoners. Today it contains over 80 islands, 200 bridges, 20 tunnels, 45 locks, six public ferries and one ford. Yet it still reminds us of its history with an average of one body a week being found in

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The River Thames has a colorful history. It was a river highway long before railways and roads were built. It has brought flood, disease and death to thousands of Londoners. Today it contains over 80 islands, 200 bridges, 20 tunnels, 45 locks, six public ferries and one ford. Yet it still reminds us of its history with an average of one body a week being found in its waters.
How much do you know about the River Thames? Can you answer these questions:
The Thames was once a tributary of what European river?
What was the world’s first underwater tunnel?
Is the Thames deeper or shallower than it was 300 years ago?
What sea animals live in the Thames River?
What is the Thames Barrier?

Find out the answers to these questions and more and amaze your family and friends with these fun facts.
Ages 8 and up.
All measurements in American and metric.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940046080735
Publisher:
LearningIsland.com
Publication date:
09/07/2012
Series:
15-Minute Books
Sold by:
Smashwords
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
3 MB
Age Range:
5 - 13 Years

Meet the Author

Jeannie Meekins is an Australian writer who lives with her children and a couple of cats who think they own the computer. And if her dog could read, he’d be jealous, so it’s lucky that he can’t. Jeannie has also written a large number of books for children, many available through LearningIsland.com.

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