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  River - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Rivers begin at their source in higher ground, either rising from a spring, forming from glacial meltwater, flowing from a body of water such as a lake, or simply from damp, boggy places where the soil is waterlogged.
River management is an ongoing activity as rivers tend to 'undo' the modifications made by man. Dredged channels silt up, sluice mechanisms deteriorate with age, levees and dams may suffer seepage or catastrophic failure.
Meuse - principal river of the southern provinces of the Netherlands and eastern Belgium.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/River   (1816 words)

 MSN Encarta - Asia
Asia’s mightiest mountain ranges radiate in great sweeping arcs from the Pamirs of Central Asia, a highland region where Tajikistan, Afghanistan, and China intersect.
The principal plateaus of Southwest Asia are the Anatolian Plateau of central Turkey, the Arabian Plateau, and the Iranian Plateau.
East Asia is the location of the continent’s longest river, the Yangtze, which flows 6,300 km (3,900 mi) eastward from Tibet to the East China Sea.
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761574726_2/Asia.html   (1652 words)

 River: Definition and Links by Encyclopedian.com - All about River
Passage via a river is the usual way rainfall finds its way to an ocean or other large body of water such as a lake.
Erosion caused by rivers often cause them to develop deltas at their mouths, consisting of mazes of river arms and islands made up of the silt deposited as the river loses speed, eventually fading into the ocean or lake.
Human pollution of rivers is very common, and very few rivers in the world today are clean of artificial substances.
www.encyclopedian.com /ri/Rivers.html   (535 words)

 Asia. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
Asia’s border with Europe—which, geographically, may be regarded as a peninsula of the Eurasian landmass—lies approximately along the Urals, the Ural River, the Caspian Sea, the Caucasus, the Black Sea, the Bosporus and Dardanelles straits, and the Aegean Sea.
The continent of Asia is washed on the S by the Gulf of Aden, the Arabian Sea, and the Bay of Bengal; on the E by the South China Sea, East China Sea, Yellow Sea, Sea of Japan, Sea of Okhotsk, and Bering Sea; and on the N by the Arctic Ocean.
Southwest Asia (Iran; Turkey, in Asia Minor; and the nations of the Fertile Crescent and the Arabian peninsula or Arabia), long a strategic crossroad, is characterized by an arid climate and irrigated agriculture, great petroleum reserves, and the predominance of Islam.
www.bartleby.com /65/as/Asia.html   (1640 words)

 ASIA MINOR - LoveToKnow Article on ASIA MINOR   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
A~ The greatest length of Asia Minor, as popularly understood, is of ng its north edge, 720 m.
These conditions are unfavourable to ~manence, ~nd the history of Asia Minor is that of the march of 1 tile armies, and rise and fall of small states, rather than that of inited state under an independent sovereign.
Under Persian rule Asia Minor was divided into four th trapies, but the Greek cities were governed by Greeks, and th ceral of the tribes in the interior retained their native en inces and priest-dynasts.
www.1911encyclopedia.org /A/AS/ASIA_MINOR.htm   (7056 words)

 Travel Asia, Visit Asia, Air Asia com, Hotels in Asia, tour cruise yahoo one euro pacific radio
Asia Hotels tells that Asia is the largest continent, occupying the northern portion of the eastern hemisphere, extending beyond the Arctic Circle, and nearly reaching the Equator.
Asia Hotels tells that The Ural river and mountains are the common conventional boundaries with Europe north of the Caspian, while the Manych depression is used as the limit of Asia between the Black and the Caspian seas, and the Bering Strait, 60 km/37 mi wide, separates Asia from North America.
Asia Hotels tells that It is a continent of contrasts, containing both the highest point on the Earth's surface (Mount Everest) and the lowest (the Dead Sea).
www.asiaonclick.com   (462 words)

 Ob River --  Encyclopædia Britannica
One of the greatest rivers of Asia, the Ob flows north and west across western Siberia in a twisting diagonal from its sources in the Altai Mountains to its outlet through the Gulf of Ob into the Kara Sea of the Arctic Ocean.
The Ob-Ugric languages are spoken in the region of the Ob and Irtysh rivers in central Russia.
river of central Russia, one of the longest rivers in Asia.
www.britannica.com /eb/article-9110532?tocId=9110532   (871 words)

 Asia from A-Z   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The population in Asia is governed by the CLIMATE The weather varies from country to country.
The Yangtze is the longest river in Asia.
The Olive tree is native to Asia, and several species of citrus Trees are native to south or southeast Asia.
www.geocities.com /asiaaz   (3265 words)

 Third Grade - Geography - Lesson 11 - Important Rivers of the World
Tell the students that although rivers are noted for their length--the longest river on a continent, the longest river in the world--rivers are also well known because of the area of land that the river and its tributaries drain water from.
Remind the students that although rivers are noted for their length--the longest river on a continent, the longest river in the world--rivers are also well known because of the area of land that the river and its tributaries drain water from.
Have the students notice that the rivers have names that are almost the same as one of the countries through which the rivers flow.
www.cstone.net /~bcp/3/3MGeo.htm   (2034 words)

 Home: Rivers of South East
The river's course and character is constantly changing and during the Monsoon the river can rise over 50 feet.
From Laos the river descends onto the Cambodian plain, where it receives water from Tonle Sap during the dry season by way of the Tonle River.
During the rainy season the floodwaters of the Mekong reverse the direction of the Tonle Sap River and flow into Tonle Sap, a lake that is a natural reservoir, over 150km in length and rich in fishing grounds.
www.pandaw.com   (902 words)

 Asia Times Online :: Global Economy
In her studies funded by ENS International, Dr Rivers said research showed 30% of international negotiators believed they were deceived by the other party.
She said when an offer of money is considered a token of friendship in one culture and a bribe in another, there is no wonder cross-cultural negotiations break down.
Dr Rivers, who recently presented her paper, said Australians are generally regarded as being more mindful of other cultures.
www.atimes.com /atimes/Asian_Economy/GI10Dk01.html   (667 words)

 Great Rivers and Their Basins (from Asia) --  Britannica Student Encyclopedia
Asia is more a geographic term than a homogeneous continent, and the use of the term to describe this vast area always carries the potential of obscuring the enormous diversity among the the regions it encompasses.
Asia is also home to some of the world's oldest cultures.
Called Asia Minor (Lesser Asia) by the Romans, the land is the Asian part of modern Turkey.
www.britannica.com /ebi/article-196760?tocId=196760&ct=   (883 words)

 Rosbalt.RU - printer friendly version   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
She is the only expert left in Komi of the group that in the middle of the 20th century looked at the possibility of re-routing northern rivers to flow into the Caspian Sea.
The Komi scientists examined territory that had previously been submerged and came to the conclusion that the greatest danger is posed not by flooding, but by underground saturation of the huge surrounding territories, which are inhabited by animals and home to many plants.
What is more, the rivers carry warm water from the south to the northern seas and by altering their flow, man would change the global climate.
www.rosbaltnews.com /print/print?cn=60646   (357 words)

 middle east asia rivers
This river flows from a high plateau in the Pamir Mtns.
Overall it's (2,235 miles) (3,596 km) in length, and is certainly the longest river in the Middle East.
The river has numerous small tributaries running from it's eastern bank, and is (1,180 miles) (1,899 km) in length.
www.worldatlas.com /webimage/countrys/meriv.htm   (417 words)

 Asia Times: Their rivers' energy exported, Bhutanese look to the sun
Bhutan is tapping its fast-flowing mountain rivers to produce four times more hydroelectricity than it can use.
Most of the projects are run-of-the- river schemes where the water is not dammed up in a reservoir.
Bhutan is known for its thick forests, with nearly three fourths of the country under green cover.
atimes.com /ind-pak/CC16Df03.html   (750 words)

 National Geographic MapMachine: Student Atlas - Asia Rivers Photos, Map   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Asia's rivers are the lifeblood of the continent.
Drinking from the river and bathing in it cleanses the soul and leads to a better life, Hindus believe.
When a family member dies, the body is cremated and the ashes are scattered on the river's waters.
seabed.nationalgeographic.com /studentatlas/clickup/rivers.html   (494 words)

 Journey to Planet Earth . About the Program: Rivers of Destiny | PBS
The first stop is the small town of Grafton, Illinois, one of the many to suffer devastating damage when the upper Mississippi River flooded its banks in 1993.
Compared to the mighty Amazon, the Jordan River is an insignificant trickle, but to the desert nations through which it flows, it is all-important.
But the Jordan River flows in a part of the world where the health of a river is influenced by politics as well as by the environment.
www.pbs.org /journeytoplanetearth/about/riversofdestiny.html   (548 words)

 International Rivers Network: South East Asia
Rivers play a central role in the lives of millions of people in Southeast Asia.
Rivers and their catchments – the lifeblood of the region – are increasingly under threat from ill–conceived development schemes.
In Thailand, IRN works with communities affected by the Pak Mun and Rasi Salai Dams on the Mun River who are demanding that the gates of both dams be permanently opened and the river restored.
www.irn.org /programs/seasia   (966 words)

The width of the river is greatest at the distance of about 700 miles from its mouth.
The annual inundation of the Euphrates is caused by the melting of the snows in the Armenian highlands, which occurs in the month of May.
All their wants are supplied by the river, or the reeds and other plants found on the islands.
www.ancientroute.com /water/Euphrat.htm   (338 words)

 Aljazeera.Net - Climate change imperils Asian rivers   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The WWF report was published in the run-up to two meetings in London on climate change organised by Britain as current head of the G8 group of industrialised nations.
In northwest China, the Qinghai Plateau's wetlands have seen declining lake water levels, lake shrinkage, an absence of water flow in rivers and streams, and a degradation of swamp wetlands, according to the report.
India's Gangotri glacier, which supports one of India's largest river basins, is likewise receding at an average rate of 23 metres per year.
english.aljazeera.net /NR/exeres/2A0BC4C7-DB12-4493-999B-27E55464792D.htm   (567 words)

 BBC NEWS | South Asia | Bangladesh rivers keep on rising
In conditions described as the worst floods in decades, the three largest rivers in the country are all rising as monsoon rains continue.
At least 57 people have died, officials say, but the BBC correspondent in Dhaka says that newspaper reports suggest the total is at least double that.
Floods and landslides are common in South Asia during the monsoon season, when annual rains combine with melting snow from the Himalayas.
news.bbc.co.uk /2/hi/south_asia/3907907.stm   (526 words)

 War over the Ganga? Project   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The river is the lifeline for around 400 million people in the three countries.
The project looks at the different prevailing positions, perceptions and points of view of the various actors involved, and will analyse the causes for the current and projected water scarcity despite the abundant potential.
Panos Institute South Asia (PSA) has obtained a grant from Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) to implement the 'War Over The Ganga?' Project.
www.panos.org.np /programmes/war_over_ganga.htm   (565 words)

 Rivers of Myanmar   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Irrawaddy, chief river of Myanmar, 2000 km long, formed by the confluence of the Mai Kha and Mali Kha rivers in North Myanmar.
On a mouth of the Irrawaddy is the capital and port of Yangon.
The Irrawaddy is one of the great rivers of Asia and serves as the economic lifeline of Myanmar.
www.pandaw1947.com /rivers_of_myanmar.htm   (292 words)

 PH@school: WE: PPC: Teacher Chapter 24   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The large and long rivers of Asia supply the region with water and fertile valleys as well as a means of transportation.
The population of Asia is unevenly spread throughout the continent, as life and making a living can be harsh and difficult in the deserts, mountains, and highlands of the region.
The rivers of East Asia are a blessing and a curse, as they provide fertile soil to the region but also severe and deadly floods.
www.phschool.com /atschool/world_exp_ppc/Teacher_Area/WEPPC_TC24.html   (293 words)

 Lesson Plans - Life on the Rivers of Asia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
This lesson is one in a series developed in collaboration with The Asia Society, with support from the Freeman Foundation, highlighting the geography and culture of Asia and its people.
Ask students to find the source (or beginning) of each of the three rivers and then trace their paths to the mouths (where the river feeds into a body of water) on a map of Asia.
Tell students that they will be creating their river scene by drawing the background of their river environment on the diorama, and they'll show how they live on the river by creating pop-up visuals which are glued to the base of the diorama.
www.nationalgeographic.com /resources/ngo/education/xpeditions/lessons/04/gk2/liferiver.html   (1052 words)

 List of rivers of Asia -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
These are the major (A large natural stream of water (larger than a creek)) Rivers of (The largest continent with 60% of the earth's population; it is joined to Europe on the west to form Eurasia; it is the site of some of the world's earliest civilizations) Asia.
(The main river of Myanmar rising in the north and flowing south through the length of Burma to empty into the Andaman Sea) Irrawaddy - (A mountainous republic in southeastern Asia on the Bay of Bengal) Burma
Vaigai River - (A republic in the Asian subcontinent in southern Asia; second most populous country in the world; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1947) India
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/l/li/list_of_rivers_of_asia.htm   (1107 words)

 International Rivers Network: South Asia
In the evening of April 7, 2005, when thousands of pilgrims were bathing in the Narmada River to celebrate a Hindu festival, the Indira Sagar Dam authorities suddenly discharged water from the reservoir.
The 1,500 MW Nathpa Jhakri project is a hydropower scheme on the Sutlej river in Kinnaur and Shimla districts of Himachal Pradesh, in the foothills of the Himalayas.
International Rivers Network reports on how the World Bank is implementing its Infrastructure Action Plan, and concludes that the new high–risk strategy "has not incorporated the lessons of past experience, will exacerbate conflicts, and will not help to reach the Millenium Development Goals".
www.irn.org /programs/india   (1375 words)

 Major Rivers Scavenger Hunt   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Name the river that is called the "father of African rivers" and is the longest river in the world.
The St. Lawrence river is of vital geographic and economic importance to the United States and Canada.
By the banks of this river, one of the oldest civilizations began.
www.peoria.psd150.org /washington/riverhunt.html   (424 words)

 South East Asia Rivers Network   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Oon is among 143 Chiang Khong villagers from 13 riverside communities who teamed up to pool knowledge of the Mekong's complex ecosystems which have sustained them and their ancestors for centuries.
The research illustrates the wealth of local knowledge and experience in managing the fishery, and indicated the huge potential that wise management of the Mun river has for local livelihoods and for the Northeast of Thailand.
The research addresses the following issues (1) fisheries, (2) river ecosystems, (3) plants and vegetation, (4) traditional fishing gears, (5) dry-season riverbank vegetable gardens and, (6) social, economic and cultural issues in local context.
www.searin.org /indexE.htm   (428 words)

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