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The Resource Empires of the Indus : the story of a river, Alice Albinia

Empires of the Indus : the story of a river, Alice Albinia

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Empires of the Indus : the story of a river
Title
Empires of the Indus
Title remainder
the story of a river
Statement of responsibility
Alice Albinia
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"One of the largest rivers in the world, the Indus rises in the Tibetan mountains, flows west across northern India and south through Pakistan, millennia it has been worshipped as a god; for centuries used as a tool of imperial expansion; today it is the cement of Pakistan's fractions union." "Empires of the Indus follows the river upstream and back in time, taking the reader on a voyage through two thousand miles of geography and more than live millennia or history redolent with contemporary importance."--BOOK JACKET
Summary
"One of the largest rivers in the world, the Indus rises in the Tibetan mountains, flows west across northern India and south through Pakistan. For millennia it has been worshipped as a god; for centuries used as a tool of imperial expansion; today it is the cement of Pakistans fractious union. Five thousand years ago, a string of sophisticated cities grew and traded on its banks."--Publisher website
Award
Somerset Maugham Award, 2009.
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324420
Cataloging source
NOV
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1976-
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Albinia, Alice
Dewey number
954.91
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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True
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  • Indus civilization
  • Indus River
  • Indus River Valley
  • Indus River Valley
Target audience
adult
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the story of a river
Label
Empires of the Indus : the story of a river, Alice Albinia
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 333-349) and index
Contents
  • 5
  • The Guru's Army
  • 6
  • Up the Khyber
  • 7
  • Buddha on the Silk Road
  • 8
  • Alexander at the Outer Ocean
  • 9
  • Indra's Beverage
  • 1
  • 10
  • Alluvial Cities
  • 11
  • Huntress of the Lithic
  • 12
  • The Disappearing River
  • Ramzan in Karachi
  • 2
  • Conquering the Classic River
  • 3
  • Ethiopia's First Fruit
  • 4
  • River Saints
Control code
000043159366
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xvii, 366 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9780719560040
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other physical details
col. ill., maps
Label
Empires of the Indus : the story of a river, Alice Albinia
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 333-349) and index
Contents
  • 5
  • The Guru's Army
  • 6
  • Up the Khyber
  • 7
  • Buddha on the Silk Road
  • 8
  • Alexander at the Outer Ocean
  • 9
  • Indra's Beverage
  • 1
  • 10
  • Alluvial Cities
  • 11
  • Huntress of the Lithic
  • 12
  • The Disappearing River
  • Ramzan in Karachi
  • 2
  • Conquering the Classic River
  • 3
  • Ethiopia's First Fruit
  • 4
  • River Saints
Control code
000043159366
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xvii, 366 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9780719560040
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other physical details
col. ill., maps

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