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A breathtaking journey along the world's most important rivers, from the author of international bestseller Timeline This breathtaking journey on the world's most important rivers, seas and oceans tells the story of our planet through cultures, myths, icons and history. It takes ... read full description below.

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ISBN 9781776572168
Barcode 9781776572168
Published 1 November 2018 by Gecko Press
Format Hardback
Author(s) Illustrated by Goes, Peter
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ISBN-13 9781776572168
ISBN-10 1776572165
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Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Gecko Press
Imprint Gecko Press
Publication Date 1 November 2018
International Publication Date 1 October 2018
Publication Country New Zealand New Zealand
Format Hardback
Author(s) Illustrated by Goes, Peter
Category Big Books Picture books
Picture Storybooks
Family, Home & Self Help
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
New Zealand & Related
Number of Pages 80
Dimensions Width: 277mm
Height: 380mm
Spine: 16mm
Weight 1,094g
Interest Age 2-6 years
Reading Age 2-6 years
Library of Congress Rivers - Juvenile literature
NBS Text Children's Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 551.483
Catalogue Code 945662

Description of this Book

This breathtaking journey along the most important rivers in the world takes us from the Nile to the Amazon, the Mekong Delta to the Mississippi, the Murray to the Waikato. Our seas and rivers tell a compelling story about our planet. Through tracking the life source of people, animals and the land itself, Peter Goes brings alive our history and our lives today. Each illustration includes major events and historical figures connected with its river, but also favorite stories and icons. This absorbing, playful book shows who we are, how we live and the myths we weave around our people and places.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review History, science, and geography meet the beauty and creativity of old-world cartography in this stunning visual display of the rivers that flow over mountains and valleys, across deserts, on all seven continents, and into the world's oceans. Full-page spreads in vivid jewel tones are illustrated with local culture and legends, native plants and animals, sea monsters, ships, and compass roses, from the banks of the Ganges to the winding Thames, the Loire, the Danube, and the mighty Amazon. --starred, Foreword Reviews --Website In an ornate volume, Goes (Timeline) opens with a short exploration of the five oceans before focusing on rivers in Europe, North and South America, Asia, Africa, Oceania, and Antarctica. Spreads focus on single rivers of significant size, as well as smaller ones in close proximity and those that ultimately merge. Goes succinctly describes each: 'In the east of Russia's Siberia, the Lena is one of the longest rivers in the world.' Spreads show impish figures, along with cultural, geographical, historical, and mythological icons ('The kappa is a mythical water spirit that lives in Japan's rivers and lakes'). The presentation is appropriately fluid, focusing less on individual locations or relative distances and more on the interconnectivity of the world's bodies of water. --Publishers Weekly --Journal
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 4 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Peter Goes lives in Belgium where he works as a freelance illustrator. He was also worked as a stage manager and studied animation at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts (KASK) in Ghent, Belgium.

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