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Rivers of Sicily - Salso, Grande River, Alcantara, Dirillo, Helorus, Sant'anna, Platani, Irminio, Belice, Simeto, Verdura, Anapo (Paperback) Loot Price: R276
Discovery Miles 2 760
Rivers of Sicily - Salso, Grande River, Alcantara, Dirillo, Helorus, Sant'anna, Platani, Irminio, Belice, Simeto, Verdura,...
Rivers of Sicily - Salso, Grande River, Alcantara, Dirillo, Helorus, Sant'anna, Platani, Irminio, Belice, Simeto, Verdura,...

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Rivers of Sicily - Salso, Grande River, Alcantara, Dirillo, Helorus, Sant'anna, Platani, Irminio, Belice, Simeto, Verdura, Anapo (Paperback)

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Chapters: Salso, Grande River, Alcantara, Dirillo, Helorus, Sant'anna, Platani, Irminio, Belice, Simeto, Verdura, Anapo, Fiume Di Girgenti, Cassibile, Ciane, Ippari, Dittaino, Gornalunga, Gela, Crinisus, Cerami, Troina, Calcinara, Longanus, Hypsas. Source: Wikipedia. Pages: 61. Not illustrated. Free updates online. Purchase includes a free trial membership in the publisher's book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Excerpt: The River Salso (Sicilian: Salsu), also known as the Imera Meridionale (Greek: Latin Himera), is a river of Sicily. It rises in the Madonie Mountains (Latin: Nebrodes Mons; Sicilian: Munti Madunii) and, traversing the provinces of Enna and Caltanissetta, flows into the Mediterranean at the western end of the Gulf of Gela at the seaport of Licata, in the Province of Agrigento. Its small deltaic system there is dominated by marine processes rather than fluvial ones. It is a seasonal torrent, with brief but violent floods during the winter rains (from November to February), and all but dry in summer droughts. In November 1915 the iron bridge across the river's mouth collapsed during floods, and 119 people were swept away in the flood and lost. The Salso, which is the longest river of Sicily (144 km, 89 miles), has a drainage basin area of about 2122 km (819 mi ). The river's historically changeable meanders across the low coastal plain have been artificially channeled as part of the Canale di Sicilia, and the marshes drained for agriculture. Until the late nineteenth century it had two distributory channels, the second debouching 5 km to the west. The mouth of the Salso has been advancing during historical times, and wind and wave formerly distributed its sand and silt to the beaches of the Gulf of Gela. Himera was the ancient name of two rivers in Sicily, the Grande flowing to the north into the Tyrrhenian Sea, and the Salso to the south coast of the island, but whic...More: http: //booksllc.net/?id=5883793

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Imprint: Books + Company
Country of origin: United States
Release date: September 2010
First published: September 2010
Editors: Books Llc
Creators: Books Llc
Dimensions: 152 x 229 x 4mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 62
ISBN-13: 978-1-156-96029-5
Barcode: 9781156960295
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LSN: 1-156-96029-0

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