Dominican Republic

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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 ...
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Overview

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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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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780836831108
  • Publisher: Gareth Stevens Publishing
  • Publication date: 1/28/2004
  • Series: Countries of the World Series
  • Format: Library Binding
  • Pages: 96
  • Age range: 11 - 14 Years
  • Product dimensions: 7.76 (w) x 10.28 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Table of Contents

An Overview of the Dominican Republic 5
Geography 6
History 10
Government and the Economy 16
People and Lifestyle 20
Language and Literature 28
Arts 30
Leisure and Festivals 34
Food 40
A Closer Look at the Dominican Republic 43
Antihaitianismo 44
Autonomous University of Santo Domingo 46
Baseball 48
Carnival 50
Cash Crops 52
Cockfights 54
Cultural Plaza 56
Dominican Cigars 58
Endangered Species 60
Merengue 62
National Parks 64
Santo Domingo 66
Sea Creatures 68
Searching for Sunken Treasure 71
Rafael Leonidas Trujillo 72
Relations with North America 75
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Full-color map 86
Black-and-white reproducible map 88
Dominican Republic at a Glance 90
Glossary 92
Books, Videos, Web Sites 94
Index 95
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