DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Florida

DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Florida

0.0 0
by DK Publishing
     
 

View All Available Formats & Editions

Florida can be divided into seven distinct regions, each corresponding to specific geographic and cultural criteria. Marshy Everglades, and tropical Keys occupy the south, while the vacation capital of Miami rises along the east coast. From the extravagant Gilded Age of manses and fantastic beaches of the Gold and Treasure Coasts to the amusement parks of Orlando,

See more details below

Overview

Florida can be divided into seven distinct regions, each corresponding to specific geographic and cultural criteria. Marshy Everglades, and tropical Keys occupy the south, while the vacation capital of Miami rises along the east coast. From the extravagant Gilded Age of manses and fantastic beaches of the Gold and Treasure Coasts to the amusement parks of Orlando, and St. Augustine's Spanish-Colonial era architecture in the Northeast, Florida is a region of stark contrasts. For more valuable travel information about art, shopping, entertainment, nightlife, hotels and sports look to Eyewitness Travel to Florida.

  • Annually revised and updated
  • Beautiful new full-color photos, illustrations, and maps
  • Includes information on local customs, currency, medical services, and transportation
  • Consistently chosen over the competition in national consumer market research

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature
It can be difficult to find an engaging reference book, but World Almanac has succeeded in creating a series that will educate and entertain readers. The books are entirely in Spanish and contain sidebars and graphics that hold interest throughout more academic descriptions of state history and economy. For example, Chui explains the invention of Gatorade athletic drink at the University of Florida only a page before delving into the history and development of Florida from Native American territory to modern state. The history is well explained and accompanied by primary documents such as an etching of Juan Ponce de Léon looking for the fountain of youth. In a similar vein, the authors include a list, with brief biographies, of famous Floridians such as Janet Reno, Zora Neale Hurston, and Jim Morrison, The section about Floridian culture focuses on beaches, sporting events and amusement parks. However, Chui also describes the state's unique wildlife and lakes. Other features of the World Almanac states series include: a timeline comparing state history to national history, a discussion of state geography and climate, and a description of state government. This book is most useful for Spanish speakers, as the content might be too basic high school students learning Spanish. 2004, World Almanac Library, Ages 8 to 12.
—Veronica Betancourt

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780756685539
Publisher:
DK
Publication date:
07/02/2012
Series:
Eyewitness Travel Guides Series
Pages:
416
Sales rank:
704,407
Product dimensions:
11.60(w) x 6.80(h) x 0.80(d)

Related Subjects

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >