Guatemala

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"Learn about Guatemala’s brutal history of dictatorship and guerilla warfare. Discover the proud Mayan heritage of this beautiful land. Dare to peer into some of the highest and most active volcanoes in Latin America. Explore a land of impenetrable jungles, colorful coral reefs, and spectacular flora and fauna."=

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Overview

"Learn about Guatemala’s brutal history of dictatorship and guerilla warfare. Discover the proud Mayan heritage of this beautiful land. Dare to peer into some of the highest and most active volcanoes in Latin America. Explore a land of impenetrable jungles, colorful coral reefs, and spectacular flora and fauna."=

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Jillian Hurst
Visit the diverse nation of Guatemala with this title in the "Countries of the World" series from National Geographic. This book includes photographs, maps, educational facts, a glossary, and a timeline. Readers learn about the climate, environment and topography of Guatemala, including active volcanoes and the lively lowlands of the Peten. Students can read about the ancient Mayan temples of Tikal and the political struggles that have afflicted this country. Read about modern Guatemalan life, where people work, go to school, play soccer, and practice religion. There is a bonus section in the back of the book to "add a little extra to your country report," including quick facts on the flag, the national anthem, the time zone, the currency, and the weather. This visually pleasing book provides stunning National Geographic photography, a suitable structure, and all the information a student would need to create a comprehensive report on the country of Guatemala. This title is an excellent choice for any classroom, library or home! Reviewer: Jillian Hurst
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781426304712
  • Publisher: National Geographic Society
  • Publication date: 8/11/2009
  • Series: National Geographic Countries of the World Series
  • Format: Library Binding
  • Pages: 64
  • Sales rank: 696,407
  • Age range: 10 - 14 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.90 (w) x 9.60 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword 4

Geography Fire and Water 7

At a Glance 8

What's the Weather Like?

Fast Facts

Average Temperature & Rainfall

Physical Map

Special Feature: In Different Directions 11

Special Feature: Sweet River to Riches 12

Special Feature: Crater Lake 13

Special Feature: Hidden Water 14

Nature Hidden Colors 17

At a Glance 18

Wild Land

Species at Risk

Vegetation & Ecosystems Map

Special Feature: The Gray One 20

Special Feature: Dragon Fruit 22

Special Feature: Smooth Killer 23

History Lost and Found 25

At a Glance 26

Ancient Civilizations

Time line

Historical Map

Special Feature: Where Did They Go? 29

Special Feature: Unlucky Capital 31

Special Feature: Red Export 32

Special Feature: Another United States? 33

Special Feature: Banana Republic 34

People & Culture Living with History 37

At a Glance 38

Living Heritage

Common Spanish Phrases

Population Map

Special Feature: Black Christ of Esquipulas 40

Special Feature: National Holidays 41

Special Feature: When a God Comes to Visit 43

Special Feature: Sacred History 45

Special Feature: Mayan Peace Protestor 47

Government & Economy Rich and Poor 49

At a Glance 50

Political Changes

Trading Partners

Political Map

Special Feature: How the Government Works 52

Special Feature: Natural Gum 54

Special Feature Map: Agriculture 56

Special Feature: A Crusading Bishop 57

Add a Little Extra to Your Country Report! 58

Glossary 60

Bibliography 61

Further Information

Index 62

Credits 64

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