River is a natural water way that transits water through a landscape from higher to lower elevation. It is an integral component of the water cycle. A river may have its source in a spring, take from damp, boggy landscape where the soil is water logged from surface run off a precipitation. The world's longest river is the Nile river in Africa, which flows for 6,695 kilometers. The next longest river is the Amazon river in South America which is about 6,437 kilometers long. The Amazon carries more water than any other river and more water than the Nile, the Mississippi river in the United States of America and the Gangtze river in Chaina combined. A river with a steep gradient that has very few tributaries and flows quickly and its channels erode deepen rather than widen is called a youthful river. A mature river is a river with a gradient that is less steeper than those of youthful river and and flows more slowly than youthful rivers. The rivers of India can be classified on the basis of origin and on the type of basin that they form. On the basis of orgin, the rivers of India can be divided into Himalayan rivers and peninsular rivers.
This book, the rivers of the world and India tells much about the rivers and rivers of the world including India. A good number of facts are included while describing the rivers. Rivers of India are specially treated as a particular item. The language used in this book is simple and lucid. The matter is very useful and interesting for all those who wish to know something more about rivers. It is fully illustrated 

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