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India: A MyReportLinks. com Book

India: A MyReportLinks. com Book

by Lisa Harkrader

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Children's Literature
This volume is part of the publisher's series, "Top Ten Countries of Recent Immigrants" (other titles are Canada, China, Cuba, The Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Mexico, The Philippines, South Korea, and Vietnam). Bridging a gap between the static print world of facts and figures, and the dizzyingly ephemeral one of the Internet, the series is intended to provide elementary aged students with direction and guidance, allowing them to access the Internet more efficiently and reliably for class assignments and reports. In addition to three pages of "pre-evaluated Web sites" on topics ranging from the British Raj to music, mythology, and Indian immigration to the United States, the book includes an overview, chapters on land and climate, culture, economy, history, and Indian Americans, chapter notes, a reading list, and an index. Illustrations include maps and photographs as well as reproductions of Web page shots. For the most part, the information presented is clear and factual, and designed to elicit reader interest. A minor factual mislead is the mention of the Indian Institute of Technology as a single institution, when in fact there are five such schools of technology, each founded during the Nehru years in collaboration with a different industrialized nation. Links to Web sites in the book are monitored and kept up to date on www.myreportlinks.com. While it is evident that the imprint is filling a claimed curriculum gap, one wonders why the same information could not have been presented as part of a wider, more inquiry-driven study, rather than the ubiquitous, and all too often deadly "country report." 2004,MyReportLinks/Enslow, Ages 8 to 12.
—Uma Krishnaswami

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Enslow Publishers, Incorporated
Publication date:
Top Ten Countries of Recent Immigrants Series
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.22(h) x 0.36(d)
Age Range:
9 - 15 Years

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