The World's Most Amazing Riversby Anita Ganeri
Which single river carries a fifth of all river water? Why is the river Ganges worshiped as a goddess? Which river is home to crocodiles, hippopotamuses, and bull sharks? The world has many rivers, some have become busy ports and important trade routes, others act as vital lifelines to remote communities. Find out about the fascinating religious and cultural significance of some of the world’s rivers, the many different animals and plants that make their homes here, and why so many rivers are now in danger from pollution.
Meet the Author
Anita Ganeri is an award-winning author of information books for children. Educated at Cambridge University, she has written more than 300 books, including the best-selling 'Horrible Geography' series (Scholastic Children's Books) which won a 2009 Blue Peter Book Award. She writes widely on animals and the natural world. A recent title for Raintree, A Day in the Life of Rainforest Animals: Capybara, has been shortlisted for a Maryland Blue Crab Award 2012. Anita lives in the north of England with her husband, children and assorted pets.
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