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Dominican Republic
     

Dominican Republic

by Kerry-Ann Morris, Nafisah Ismail
 
The Dominican Republic has magnificent mountain ranges, beautiful beaches, and one of the largest rivers in the Caribbean. Although the country has progressed steadily since Spanish conquistadors first arrived in the sixteenth century, Dominican history is marked by political instability and harsh dictatorships. From the country's highest peak of Pico Duarte to the

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The Dominican Republic has magnificent mountain ranges, beautiful beaches, and one of the largest rivers in the Caribbean. Although the country has progressed steadily since Spanish conquistadors first arrived in the sixteenth century, Dominican history is marked by political instability and harsh dictatorships. From the country's highest peak of Pico Duarte to the fertile lowlands of Cibao Valley, from the stately residence of Diego Columbus to brightly colored village houses, and from treasure-laden colonial ships to famous baseball stars, this book investigates the spirit of a people always striving for a better future.

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Children's Literature
Sammy Sousa, sugarcane and sea turtles are just a few of the amazing things about the Dominican Republic. This well-written book explores the history, natural history, geography, politics, religion, the role of women, and even how the Dominican people play a role in the USA. The book has vivid photographs, maps, and an "at-a-glance" page that includes the capital, population, major lakes, and examples of currency. There is also a glossary, a list of Dominican words, and lists of related books, videos and websites. The publisher gives permission to photocopy a specific map for classroom use. The language seems too complex for the recommended ages, but this is an excellent resource for the classroom or library. It's part of the "Countries of the World" series. 2004, Gareth Stevens Publishing, Ages 12 to 17.
—Ruth Buchholz

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780836831108
Publisher:
Gareth Stevens Publishing
Publication date:
01/28/2004
Series:
Countries of the World Series
Pages:
96
Product dimensions:
7.76(w) x 10.28(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
11 - 14 Years

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