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Welcome to “Spotlight on Rivers”
from Encyclopædia Britannica.
A big “thank you” for the excellent topic
suggestions for future Britannica spotlights –
please keep them coming!
As “Rivers” was one of the most popular requests
so far... here it is!
Britannica’s main “river” article not only explains why
rivers are important, it also covers how rivers flow,
defines river systems and discusses the role of rivers
in human life.
Subscribers to Britannica’s online product will also
have access to additional relevant articles on deltas,
irrigation, dams and pollution – to name but a few.
If you are looking for information on a specific river,
Britannica also has articles on many major rivers
around the world including the Amazon, Danube,
Ganges, Mississippi, Nile, Rhine, Shannon, Thames
Volga and Yangtze.
The Britannica Activity Centre holds some additional
educational resources on rivers to keep children amused.
Britannica – the place to start when you need to know!