The History of Bulgaria

The History of Bulgaria

The History of Bulgaria

The History of Bulgaria

Synopsis

Crack open Ruby Redfort's second adventure - and you will literally be on the edge of your wits.

Everyone's favorite girl detective is back for a second mind-blowing installment, packed with all the off-the-wall humor, action, and friendship of the first book. This time, though, it's an adventure on the wide-open ocean, and Ruby is all at sea.... Can she crack the case of the Twinford pirates while evading the clutches of a vile sea monster as well as the evil Count von Viscount? Well, you wouldn't want to bet against her.

Excerpt

Bulgaria is located in southeast Europe on the Black Sea. Its area is 42,858 square miles, about the size of Virginia. To the west lay Serbia and the Republic of Macedonia, to the north Romania, and to the south Greece and Turkey. The Balkan mountain range running eastward from Serbia to the Black Sea divides the country in half and embraces the famous Valley of the Roses, the source of oil prized by the international perfume industry. Bulgaria’s northern border follows the Danube River until it bends north at Silistra. South of the Balkans, the Maritsa River flows eastward then south into the Aegean, draining the fertile Thracian Plain. In the south, the Rila and Rhodope ranges rise even higher than the Balkans.

Other important rivers are the Iskur in the Rila Mountains, the Arda in the Rhodopes, the Struma in Bulgarian Macedonia, and the meandering Iantra, which cuts through the medieval capital of Turnovo in the north central region. The many different types of soil can be divided into three main areas. In the northern Danubian plain one finds rich black earth and gray forest soil. The mountains have both characteristic forest and meadow soil. The Thracian plain, the most extensive region, also has fertile forest soils. Because of Bulgaria’s geographic . . .

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