The White Nile by Alan MooreheadRelive all the thrills and adventure of Alan Mooreheads classic bestseller The White Nile -- the daring exploration of the Nile River in the second half of the nineteenth century, which was at that time the most mysterious and impenetrable region on earth. Capturing in breathtaking prose the larger-than-life personalities of such notable figures as Stanley, Livingstone, Burton and many others, The White Nile remains a seminal work in tales of discovery and escapade, filled with incredible historical detail and compelling stories of heroism and drama.
Blue Nile Falls - Beauty of Ethiopia
The Nile: Longest River in the World
Six Nile basin countries signed a deal last year for a more equitable distribution of water shares and that would strip Egypt of its veto over hydro-power projects upstream. The new state has not declared its stand on Nile waters but analysts say it is likely to join East African allies pushing to seal the new treaty, heightening fears in Cairo that water scarcity thought as early as will come even sooner. The Nile stretches some 6, km 4, miles from Lake Victoria to the Mediterranean, and covers an area of at least 3,, square kilometers. The Blue Nile rises in Ethiopia and provides 85 percent of the overall flow of the river. The Nile flow north toward Egypt. South Sudan is the 11th riparian state.
So grab your passport, suncream and shades, and check out our fascinating Nile river facts …. From there, the river continues to flow north through Egypt and, finally, into the Mediterranean Sea. It also provided them with fertile land to farm on… 6 But how did the Nile allow the Ancient Egyptians to farm on dry desert land? The answer is that the river flooded every August! And when it did, all the nutrient-rich soil carried in the water spread across the river banks, leaving a thick, moist mud… Perfect for growing crops!
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This wide and shallow section of the river runs placidly along a small slope and is frequently fringed with swamps. The total length of the White Nile, including its major tributary, the Mountain Nile, is 1, miles 2, km. During flood June—September the river provides less than 30 percent of the main Nile flow at Khartoum because the force of the floodwaters of the Blue Nile holds back the White Nile, turning it into a lake. The river is navigable all year by river steamer. White Nile River.