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Bahamas (Discovering the Caribbean Series)

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It was on one of the islands of the Bahamas that explorer Christopher Columbus first encountered the New World in 1492. Located about 50 miles (80 kilometers) off the eastern coast of Florida, the nation consists of 700 islands that extend in a chain stretching southeastward more than 500 miles (800 km). Only about 20 islands are inhabited, with most of the country's 300,000 residents living on Grand Bahama or New Providence. Famous for its mild climate, coral reefs, and spectacular beaches, the Bahamas attracts ...
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Overview

It was on one of the islands of the Bahamas that explorer Christopher Columbus first encountered the New World in 1492. Located about 50 miles (80 kilometers) off the eastern coast of Florida, the nation consists of 700 islands that extend in a chain stretching southeastward more than 500 miles (800 km). Only about 20 islands are inhabited, with most of the country's 300,000 residents living on Grand Bahama or New Providence. Famous for its mild climate, coral reefs, and spectacular beaches, the Bahamas attracts millions of visitors each year from around the world. The nation enjoys great prosperity as a popular tourist destination and international finance center.

Presents information on the geography, history, economy, and people of the Bahamas. Includes a chronology, recipes, project ideas, and more.

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Children's Literature
The 700 islands that comprise what we refer to as The Bahamas are discussed in a logical fashion in this book from Mason Crest Publishers' "Discovering the Caribbean" series. Laid out in fairly typical nonfiction format, the book is thorough, concise, and easy to use. The islands' history, geography, economy, and people are presented in simple text with ample illustration. A table of contents and index aid the reader in locating information. Each chapter includes a "Quick Facts" text box that summarizes key data. While the book includes a glossary, young readers would probably respond best if key words were defined in the text. A reader who wonders what a "cay" is may not find sufficient context clues to attach meaning to the new word without referring to the glossary in the back of the book. One of the supplements included is a calendar of Bahamian festivals with an explanation of each festival's purpose and history. A chronology, bibliography, recipes, and list of addresses for further research are also included. Of interest to educators are numerous suggestions for extended studies, projects, or activities. 2004, Mason Crest Publishers,
— Robin Overby Cox
School Library Journal
Gr 4-6-Each of these excellent overviews includes a history of the region, as well as information on the people, flora, fauna, agricultural and other economic products, culture, and major cities. Readers are made aware of the similarities due to geographic location, but the unique characteristics of each island are the major emphasis here. The authors' readable styles will capture children's interest as they discover three-foot-long iguanas and cockroaches with antennae that protrude four inches. The books are illustrated with full-color photographs and include quick-facts inserts, easy-to-prepare recipes, helpful glossaries, and useful project and report ideas.-Dorothy N. Bowen, Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781590842966
  • Publisher: Mason Crest Publishers
  • Publication date: 10/28/2002
  • Series: Discovering the Caribbean Series
  • Format: Library Binding
  • Pages: 63
  • Age range: 10 years
  • Product dimensions: 8.20 (w) x 8.22 (h) x 0.39 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 6
Islands and Cays 9
Pirate's Paradise 15
A Tourism-Driven Economy 29
Urban Islanders and Family Islanders 35
Cities and Districts 43
A Calendar of Bahamian Festivals 50
Recipes 52
Glossary 54
Project and Report Ideas 56
Chronology 58
Further Reading/Internet Resources 60
For More Information 61
Index 62
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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 26, 2008

    pretty good

    This book is awesome for reaserch! But I wouldn't read it for fun

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