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The Rhine: Following Europe's Greatest River from Amsterdam to the Alps

The Rhine: Following Europe's Greatest River from Amsterdam to the Alps (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Coates, Ben

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The Rhine is one of the world's greatest rivers. Once forming the outer frontier of the Roman Empire, it flows 800 miles from the wealthy mountain fortresses of Switzerland and Liechtenstein, through the industrial and political powerhouses of Germany and France, to the social de...mocratic playground of the Netherlands. For five years, Ben Coates lived alongside a major channel of the river in Rotterdam, crossing it daily, swimming and sailing in its tributaries. In The Rhine, he sets out by bicycle to the river's source in the icy Alps, then cycles along its course through six countries to where it enters the North Sea. He explores the impact that the Rhine has had on European culture and history and finds out how influences have flowed along and across the river, shaping the people who live alongside it. Blending travelogue and offbeat history, The Rhine tells the fascinating story of how a great river helped shape a continent.
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ISBN 9781473662179
Released NZ 11 Sep 2018
Publisher John Murray Press
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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ISBN-13 9781473662179
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher John Murray Press
Imprint Nicholas Brealey Publishing
Released 11 Sep 2018
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Coates, Ben
Category European History
Physical Geography
Travel Writing
Number of Pages 304
Dimensions Width: 159mm
Height: 216mm
Spine: 23mm
Dewey Code 914.34
Weight 312g
Interest Age 16+ years
Reading Age 16+ years
Library of Congress Rhine River Valley - Description and travel, Rhine River Valley - Social life and customs, Rhine River Valley - History, Rhine River Valley - Social life and customs
NBS Text Travel Writing
ONIX Text General/trade;College/higher education;Professional and scholarly