The Ganges River rises in the Himalaya mountains & flows for 1,550 miles across northern India to empty into the Bay of Bengal. More than 300 million people are dependent on the river for both food & water. The Ganges is also the center of spiritual life for millions of Hindus. The Ganges delta, home to the Bengal tiger & many other rare & beautiful animals, is also subject to terrible flooding. The people of Bangladesh face a constant battle against monsoon rains that swell the Ganges & flood the delta. This book examines these climatic conditions, pollution & the effects of deforestation & dams. Color photos. Juvenile audience.