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Children's Literature - Elisabeth Greenberg
This title in the "Modern World Nations" series covers geography, history, people and culture, government and politics, economy, regions, and the future. A brief introduction places Greece in historical and intellectual perspective, noting that "Greece then and Greece now is not the same…contemporary Greece is far from the world's leading civilization." Having set the stage in the introduction, the author then moves forward to build a "mental map" of the unique characteristics of Greece's cultural history and geography. Zoran Pavlovi?'s broad perspective as a cultural geographer imbues this handy book with a deeper, more complex understanding of Greece's development than is usual in country-focused library books for the middle school and junior high. In addition to relating facts in an engaging manner, Pavlovi? introduces the reader to the basic tenets of cultural geography and helps the alert middle school student key into patterns of population migration and their consequences, the basic need for a developing economy, and the impact of geography on cultural and economic development. The "Greece Looks Ahead" chapter is particularly useful in pinpointing the contradictions in Greek society and the issues that Greece will have to face in the modern global world. Both students and teachers may find their ideas of Greece and geography challenged in this book. The book is primarily text-based with two or three images accompanied by detailed fact-packed captions in each chapter. Back matter lists both "Facts" and "History at a Glance" sections and a bibliography for further reading or research.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780791087978
  • Publisher: Chelsea House Publishers
  • Publication date: 4/28/2006
  • Series: Modern World Nations Series
  • Pages: 104
  • Age range: 11 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.70 (w) x 9.40 (h) x 0.40 (d)

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