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Children's LiteratureNorth Dakota is a land of extremes—extreme cold to extreme high winds to extreme hot temperatures. Learn about the history of its settlers and how they managed to work with the land in North Dakota despite the many challenges they faced. Also read about the people and their backgrounds, the economy, the government, the culture and lifestyles, and biographies of notable people. The text is well-written, concise, easy to follow, and keeps the reader's attention. Full color photos, drawings, black and white photos complement the text. A timeline compares state events with those that where occurring elsewhere in the United States. Additional features include a table of contents, maps, charts, a list of books for further reading, Internet sites, and an index. The whole layout of the book helps to create the sense that the reader is visiting the state. It is a great addition for the classroom and school library and will assist in report writing, class projects, and/or study units. It is also an excellent choice for individuals, those who homeschool their children, and future geographers. This book is part of the "World Almanac Library of the States" series. 2003, World Almanac Library, Ages 10 up.