The Nile

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Yale University Press, 2002 - History - 260 pages
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"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."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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The Nile is many rivers. The longest river in the world, it has its source in glacial mountains, and along its over 4000-mile journey it flows through rain forests, grasslands, and deserts. No less ... Read full review

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Robert O. Collins is emeritus professor of history at the University of California, Santa Barbara.

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