We cast off from vienna in the middle of the night setting sail for the wachau, one of the most scenic stretches of the danube, and the town of melk with its immense baroque benedictine abbey. After reading this book i gained a great respect and admiration for the rhine river and the importance it has to europe and the world. This travelog is a great companion volume to traditional guide books. The book still works, to this day, as a perfectly functional travel guide, although laughter diverts the reader. It summarizes biological, ecological and biodiversity characteristics. Gently rambling, eagerly flowing, wildly rushingeach of europes legendary waterways have a distinct personality and a long, fascinating history. The courses of the great rivers recount the history of the earth and mankind. European rivers rivers of europe, map of rivers in europe. Whether you choose the blue danube, the romantic rhine, or one of the many other rivers, your perspective on this magnificent continent will be forever changed. I want to take the grand circle, the great rivers of europe in springsummer of 2008. European river cruise amsterdam to vienna grand circle. The condition of a river and its ecosystem is a great predictor of human health.
Jan 09, 20 in two weeks, when we reached amsterdam after sailing almost miles on the three largest rivers in europe, i would have my answer. Further, 8 of the 10 largest catchments in europe are in the eastern plains of. With even more fullcolor photographs and maps, the book includes conservation information on current patterns of river use and the extent to which human. Cruising on the great rivers of europe, a wonderful experience. The volga delta is also the biggest estuary in europe. Nov 07, 2014 this video is about great rivers of europe. The border of europe and asia is here defined as from the kara sea, along the ural mountains and ural river to the caspian sea. Find the great rivers of europe by langpap at blurb books.
Following europe s greatest river from amsterdam to the alps. Chef was great, program director was very entertaining, all levels of the crew pitched in where ever needed. Following europe s greatest river from amsterdam to. The great rivers of europe by grand circle cruise line. It originates in the black forest in germany and flows eastwards for a distance of some 2850 km. Europe is a large region, with several major rivers that connect its many countries. Then go up the beautiful rhone valley, martigues chalon sur saone, then the loire to discover a unique route. Profusely illustrated survey of the historical and physical features of ten rivers of europe. We offer the following curated list of books to inspire your wanderlust and prepare you for. Earths great rivers, from source to sea, make extraordinary journeys carving through continents, nurturing ancient civilizations, feeding and connecting life across our world from the mountains and deserts of the nile, from the cities and mysterious swamps of the mississippi and the steaming waters and secret worlds of the tropical amazon.
With even more fullcolor photographs and maps, the book includes conservation information on current. Ranging from the murraydarling in australia and the yellow river in china to central europes danube and the united states mississippi, the book journeys down the most important rivers in all corners of the globe. Beginning in the black forest region of germany, it flows across central europe and the countries of austria, hungary, croatia and yugoslavia. The great rivers of europe tour with grand circle is perfect for travelers looking for a reasonably priced river cruise experience through some of europes most classic cities and sites. The danube the danube rises in germanys black forest and. Cruising the rhine the rhine is one of the worlds great rivers, starting in the swiss alps and emptying into the north sea.
At some points the volga river is so wide you cant even see the other side. The ad blocker plugin on your browser may not allow you to view everything on this page. Grand circlethe great rivers of europe river cruising. The great rivers of europe 89% overall traveler excellence. Among the finest multidestination books is the rhine. The rivers shown on this map are among the most important waterways in europe. Winner of both the pulitzer prize and bancroft prize for history, great river was hailed as a literary masterpiece and enduring classic when it first appeared in 1954. Dive into the heart of our cruising world with our videos, you will discover the main rivers of europe, start by exploring the four great rivers of france. Tributaries of these rivers, the donets, desna, prypiat, byrezina, sozh, seym, belaya and laba, are also of considerable length and drain relatively large catchments.
This is the 5th river cruise that wells gray has offered with avalon. The best books on asias rivers victor mallet on five books. For the best experience on our website, please disable this ad blocker. Great rivers of europe bullock, alan, profusely illustrated on. The rhine river is europes most important commercial waterway.
Great rivers offices will remain closed until further notice in order to help lessen the spread and impact of covid19 all employees will be available via email monday through friday during normal business hours 8 a. A guide to all canals and navigable rivers in france. While america was being founded between boston and philadelphia, great things were happening 2,000 miles away on a muddy river in what would later be called new mexico. Our grand circle river trip from vienna to amsterdam september, 2016. We round up 11 of the most spectacular rivers in europe you must explore in your lifetime. Grand european tour cruise recommended reading viking river. It originates from germany which is the central part of europe and traverses along eastern europe before falling in black sea.
Our two river voyages on the amazon and mekong rivers are worlds apart, yet both are a complete immersion into the authentic life, nature and hydrology of two of our planets greatest rivers. Great rivers of europe hardcover import, 1966 by alan bullock author, profusely illustrated illustrator see all 3 formats and editions hide other formats and editions. Long before roads crisscrossed the nations of europe, it was the great rivers in europe that served as the superhighways connecting all the diverse and enduring landscapes and cultures of the old world. Avalon has confirmed a block of staterooms for this tour. Cruise europes legendary rivers in comfort aboard your private. Here we highlight those over 600 miles in length, and a few others of note. During wwii the banks of the volga witnessed the bloody battle for stalingrad and its still a.
Source confluence of breg and brigach rivers, black forest, germany. Jan 31, 2009 based on the bestselling book, rivers of north america, this new guide stands as the only primary source of complete and comparative baseline data on the biological and hydrological characteristics of more than 180 of the highest profile rivers in europe. The overall traveler excellence rating is based on the results of post trip surveys completed by travelers who have taken this trip. The prize for the longest rivers in europe goes to the volga. This book was instumental in helping them decide which cruiseline to take viking and which trip to take. Rivers of europe, second edition, presents the latest update on the only primary source of complete and comparative baseline data on the biological and hydrological characteristics of more than 180 of the highest profile rivers in europe. Following europes greatest river from amsterdam to. This book is dedicated to 25 of the worlds longest, most important rivers, from the ganges, mekong, tigris, and euphrates to the nile and amazon, from the mississippi to danube. The seine a discovery journey from paris to honfleur. The most important rivers in europe are danube, volga, rhine, elbe, oder and dnieper, among others. Rivers of europe provides the information ecologists and conservation managers need to better assess their management and meet the eu legislative good governance targets. Join burt as he takes a cruise along the rhine from amsterdam to basel. The border of europe and asia is here defined as from the kara sea, along the ural.
Rivers selected for specific coverage include the largest, the most natural, and those. Jan 23, 2020 disney cruise line will let you sail the great rivers of europe in 2021. While many believe that a river will eventually clean itself with its flow and water turnover, experts believe that is not the case. Enjoy the relaxation of unpacking only once and experiencing the wonder of europe along the rhine, main, and danube rivers. While the crest of the caucasus mountains is the geographical border with asia in the south, georgia, and to a lesser extent armenia and azerbaijan, are politically and culturally often associated with europe. Every gentle bend of the river revealed picturesque landscapes as our riverboat cruised its way along 948 miles of the storied rivers of the danube, main and rhine. Disney cruise line will let you sail the great rivers of europe in 2021. Coates book is about his traveling the rhine, though he starts in amsterdam. As europe was settled, cities and towns were built along the rivers, and todays river cruises enable travelers to see some of the great capitals of europe, including paris, amsterdam, vienna, bratislava, budapest, belgrade, moscow, and bucharest. Online shopping from a great selection at books store. Reviews, prices, videos, photos, and itinerary for the great rivers of europe. This book is full of wonderful photographs, maps, and destinations of many of the cruises. The great rivers of europe the farmers meanderings.
Based on the bestselling book, rivers of north america, this new guide stands as the only primary source of complete and comparative baseline data on the biological and hydrological characteristics of more than 180 of the highest profile rivers in europe. Human history has been founded on the banks of great rivers but in the east they are increasingly the focus of bitter international and environmental dispute, says victor mallet, the journalist and author of river of life, river of death. European rivers rivers of europe, map of rivers in. And that is right here in the great rivers and routes region of southwest illinois. With numerous fullcolor photographs and maps, rivers of europe includes conservation information on current patterns of river use and the. If you are even remotely considering a river cruise in europe, this book is a must read. It includes river systems over 1,000 kilometres 620 mi. A world of rivers explores the confluence of human and environmental change on ten of the great rivers of the world.
It is an epic history of four civilizationsnative american, spanish, mexican, and angloamericanthat people. Great river books is an independent publisher of books and materials offering innovative approaches to human development and learning at all ages and in any setting. Cruising the danube the danumbe river is the second longest river in europe after the volga. Hundreds of rivers and their tributaries cross the european continent. In 2009, he edited a comprehensive book on european rivers rivers of. Sep 24, 2016 our grand circle river trip from vienna to amsterdam september, 2016. Comforts on the ship include some of the larger cabins in european river cruising, barbecue meals and a hot tub on the sky deck. The significance of these rivers is highlighted by the fact that the dnieper is the third and the don is the fourth largest rivers of europe. The river was one of the long standing frontiers of the roman empire and today forms a part of the borders of 10 european countries. Apr 25, 2017 conservation issues of europe s rivers. Dec 20, 2019 the danube is one of the most important rivers in europe and the continents second longest river after the volga. They are drawn here in their full length, from source to sea, even though only a.
Disney cruise line will let you sail the great rivers of. Clearly, it appeals since many of the worlds great rivers today are crowded with large rivercruisers, vying to dock at overwhelmed riverbank towns. This book offers coverage on more than 180 european rivers. Here he selects five brilliant books that profile asias most celebrated waterways. Grand circles great rivers of europe river cruise from vienna to amsterdam.970 1462 690 1109 1561 1433 547 257 476 45 1311 19 1076 1197 1225 145 1163 1265 1200 1119 381 757 873 209 898 454 641 990 25 47 1568 347 325 1107 1126 1357 591 1138 1294 168 805 854 199 384