Jamaica (Countries of the World Series)

Jamaica (Countries of the World Series)

by Kerry-Ann Morris
     
 
A melting pot of many cultures and races, Jamaica is a beautiful island in the heart of the Caribbean. Formerly a European colony with a history of slavery, Jamaica has risen to become a proud, independent nation that attracts thousands of tourists from all over the world to its shores. From the lush forests of the Blue Mountains to the pristine beaches of Montego Bay

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A melting pot of many cultures and races, Jamaica is a beautiful island in the heart of the Caribbean. Formerly a European colony with a history of slavery, Jamaica has risen to become a proud, independent nation that attracts thousands of tourists from all over the world to its shores. From the lush forests of the Blue Mountains to the pristine beaches of Montego Bay, from vivid Jamaican literature to world-famous reggae music, and from inspiring National Heroes to unique Rastafarians, this book provides an insight into the vibrant culture of Jamaica.

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Children's Literature
Jamaica's interesting cultural history is explained in this well-written, beautifully photographed book of our neighbor to the south. For many people in North America, Jamaica is a vacationer's paradise and few know of the tumultuous history and rich cultural heritage of its proud residents. In this "Countries of the World" series book, the author first gives a general overview of the country that includes information of the geography, history, government and culture of the country. Next, the book details important cultural and historical events that have shaped the nation into what it is today. Such issues as reggae music, pollution problems and cultural icons are explained in two-page chapters that are accompanied by beautiful photographs. Additionally, information is easily accessible within the table of contents, index, and glossary, along with suggested book titles, videos, and Web sites to visit. 2003, Gareth Stevens Publishing, Ages 12 up.
—Melissa A. Caudill

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780836823646
Publisher:
Gareth Stevens Publishing
Publication date:
07/28/2003
Series:
Countries of the World Series
Pages:
96
Product dimensions:
7.98(w) x 10.28(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
11 - 14 Years

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