Land and People of Venezuela

Land and People of Venezuela

by Geoffrey E. Fox

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School Library Journal - School Library Journal
Gr 5 Up-- A clumsily written introduction to the geography, history, people, culture, economy, and government of this country, seriously flawed in its information, organization, and illustrations. The book begins with a small but excellent two-page world map, but the one of Venezuela does not clearly label Caracas as the capital. Although the discussion of geology and geography is interesting and well presented, there is no corresponding map of physical features. Selected information is highlighted in separate boxes, but Fox uses too many of them, diminishing their impact. In addition, sometimes they are irrelevant to the chapter and interrupt the flow. Often the author uses terms without enough explanation, and without some knowledge of Spain, some descriptions are meaningless. There is no glossary, and the index is incomplete. Inexplicable use of quotation marks and awkward translations of some Spanish sayings further mar already leaden prose. This work may update Venezuela . . . in Pictures (Lerner, 1987) and Morrison's Venezuela (Childrens, 1989), but it is not an essential purchase. --Frances E. Millhouser, Reston Regional Lib . , VA

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HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
Portraits of the Nations Ser.
Product dimensions:
7.23(w) x 9.37(h) x 0.63(d)
Age Range:
11 Years

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