The Ganges by P-Crabtree


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									The Ganges
Rivers Around the World

Author: Molly Aloian

This amazing book reveals the facts about the Ganges, a river sacred to Hindus. Follow it from its source
high in the Himalayas, southeast through India and into Bangladesh, where it empties into the Bay of
Bengal. Interesting text describes the crops that the river supports, including rice, wheat, cotton, and
sugarcane, and the many industries alongside it. Flowing through one of the most densely populated
areas in the world, its banks are also the site of shrines, temples, and holy cities, including Varanasi,
one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world. Pollution of the river and the threat to wildlife
species are also examined.

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