TITLE

The Hindu Kush

AUTHOR(S)
O'Meara, Donna
PUB. DATE
March 2006
SOURCE
Faces;Mar2006, Vol. 22 Issue 7, p6
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article presents information about Afghanistan's Hindu Kush Mountains. It is one of the tallest mountain ranges on Earth. In warmer months, glacial melt swells rivers, including the Kabul River, the Helmund River, and the Hari Rud, whose waters are used to irrigate crops, such as grapes, pomegranates, beans, and potatoes, in valley villages. The height and climate of the Hindu Kush mountain system makes it home to a rich, biologically diverse ecosystem, which supports more than 4,000 different plants and many animals. The historical Silk Road passes through Kabul and then northeast through the Hindu Kush range.
ACCESSION #
20088744

 

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