Nevada (Portraits of the States Series)

Nevada (Portraits of the States Series)

by Jonatha A. Brown
     
 

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Despite its distinct desert climate, Nevada boasts a landscape that also features snowcapped mountains, thick pine forests, and magnificent geysers. Prospectors headed to Nevada in the 1850s when a rich deposit of silver was discovered there. Mining soon became an important part of the state's economy. Today, the state's economy is driven by tourism. Visitors flock to… See more details below

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Despite its distinct desert climate, Nevada boasts a landscape that also features snowcapped mountains, thick pine forests, and magnificent geysers. Prospectors headed to Nevada in the 1850s when a rich deposit of silver was discovered there. Mining soon became an important part of the state's economy. Today, the state's economy is driven by tourism. Visitors flock to the famous casinos and luxury hotels of Las Vegas, Reno, and Lake Tahoe. As more businesses move into the state, Nevada continues to be one of the fastest-growing states in the nation.

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Gr 2-3-The format in these easy readers is much the same, with sections covering history, people, land, economy, and government. Each volume also includes a fact page with information on the state's population, capital, square miles, flag, flower, tree, animal, etc. A full-color photo, reproduction, or fact box appears on almost every page. The limited vocabulary and simple sentence structure can lead to some confusion. In Oregon, the only sentence describing World War II states, "In the early 1940s, the United States went to war against Japan." There is also a factual error in this title when it states that Mount Hood is an extinct volcano. In reality it is a dormant volcano. The other two books seem more clearly written. If an easy reading level is important, the titles in Ann Heinrichs's "This Land Is Your Land" series (Compass Point) are better choices. If reading level is not the first consideration, then select books in the "Hello U.S.A" (Lerner) or "From Sea to Shining Sea" (Children's Press) series.-Elaine Lesh Morgan, Multnomah County Library, Portland, OR Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780836846904
Publisher:
Gareth Stevens Publishing
Publication date:
01/28/2006
Series:
Portraits of the States Series
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
6.69(w) x 8.99(h) x 0.12(d)
Age Range:
7 - 11 Years

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