National Geographic Our Fifty States

National Geographic Our Fifty States

by Mark H. Bockenhauer
     
 

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Overflowing with beautiful illustrations, specially designed maps, and concise essays written and reviewed by members of the Society's Geographic Alliance Program, this authoritative guide stands alone in the children's reference category. From Maine to Hawaii, kids will discover fascinating details behind each state's unique history. The easy-to-read physical map

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Overflowing with beautiful illustrations, specially designed maps, and concise essays written and reviewed by members of the Society's Geographic Alliance Program, this authoritative guide stands alone in the children's reference category. From Maine to Hawaii, kids will discover fascinating details behind each state's unique history. The easy-to-read physical map that introduces each region of the U.S. is followed by a lively essay with absorbing descriptions of the area's history, climate, natural resources, and physical features. Then, within each regional chapter, children can explore the individual states through illustrated historical time lines, full-color political maps, photo essays, and state-at-a-glance boxes.

Additional features include special essays on the District of Columbia and the territories, comparative charts, a list of additional resources, and a detailed index. Our Fifty States is a superior volume so chock-full of engaging information and stunning visuals, youngsters will never run out of things to learn. Foreword by Former President Jimmy Carter. Over 300 photographs and archival images. 57 political maps. 5 regional physical maps. Several locator maps.

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Publishers Weekly
Our Fifty States by Mark H. Bockenhauer and Stephen F. Cunha takes readers on a tour of America, state by state. Beginning with an introduction by Jimmy Carter, the book (organized by region) covers each state's history, economic strengths and other noteworthy facts. Maps with clearly labeled cities and rivers accompany brief timelines illustrated with photos and drawings, plus sidebars with state stats (capital, area, population, industries, state bird and flower, "Did you know?" trivia sections and more). Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780792269922
Publisher:
National Geographic Society
Publication date:
10/01/2004
Pages:
240
Sales rank:
1,364,168
Product dimensions:
8.87(w) x 11.21(h) x 0.81(d)
Age Range:
10 - 14 Years

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