From headwaters to distant deltas, rivers run their courses shaping the commercial, geographical, environmental, and cultural character of nations. In these pages, readers will find rivers both tranquil and turbulent, renowned and obscure-but each remarkable or historically significant in its own right.
James R. Penn is a professional writer and the author of ABC-CLIO's Encyclopedia of Geographical Features in World HIstory.
"Penn ... has produced a well-researched reference work covering the major rivers of the world... Soundly recommended as a complementary volume for libraries that have strong geography collections." - Library Journal