Alaska (From Sea to Shining Sea Series)

Alaska (From Sea to Shining Sea Series)

by Barbara A. Somervill
     
 

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Children's Literature
Each book in the "From Sea to Shining Sea" series takes the reader on an armchair tour of a state or territory. Topics such as history, wildlife, government, and people are covered. Granted statehood in 1959, Alaska became the 49th state, and one whose original inhabitants were thought to have crossed a land bridge from Asia. Alaska comes form an Aleut word meaning "great land." It is the largest state and contains the cold desert tundra, volcanoes, and rainforests. This state can boast of many lakes, islands, glaciers, and an incredible shoreline. Alaska provides homes to five species of salmon, caribou, moose, bears, and millions of birds. Rich in natural resources, Alaska's economy thrives on fishing, mining, logging, and tourism. Stunning photographs accompany a source that is fascinating and rich in detail. An almanac, timeline, index, glossary, and additional references make the source an ideal choice for libraries and classrooms. 2002, Children's Press/Scholastic,
— Laura Hummel

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780531208014
Publisher:
Scholastic Library Publishing
Publication date:
09/28/2008
Series:
Sea to Shining Sea Series
Pages:
80
Product dimensions:
9.06(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.14(d)
Age Range:
8 - 10 Years

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