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Author Albinia, Alice, 1976-, author

Title Empires of the Indus : the story of a river / Alice Albinia.

Publication Info. New York : W.W. Norton and Company, 2010.


Location Call No. Status
 Farmington, Main Library - Adult Department  954.91 ALB    Check Shelf
Edition 1st American ed.
Description xvii, 366 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations ; 21 cm.
Note Originally published: London : John Murray, 2008.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 333-349) and index.
Contents Ramzan in Karachi -- Conquering the classic river -- Ethiopia's first fruit -- River saints -- The guru's army -- Up the Khyber -- Buddha on the Silk Road -- Alexander at the outer ocean -- Indra's beverage -- Alluvial cities -- Huntress of the lithic --The disappearing river -- Glossary.
Summary Describes the turbulent history of the Indus River, one of the largest in the world, presenting a historical narrative of the people and civilizations that have lived along its banks in Tibet, India, and Pakistan through time.
Subject Indus River -- History.
Indus River Valley -- History.
Indus civilization.
ISBN 9780393338607 PAP $16.95
0393338606 PAP $16.95
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