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Philippines - The Land

Philippines - The Land

by Greg Nickles

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Children's Literature
This volume in a series about the world's countries focuses on the diverse Philippine archipelago. Chapters include an introduction to this pacific archipelago, Thousands of Islands (geological history), Natural Wonders (the Chocolate Hills, underground rivers, volcanoes), Tropical Weather (climate, typhoons, volcanic eruptions, earthquakes), The Filipinos (the various ethnic groups), Cities of the Philippines (history of the major cities), Farming (common crops, the use of water buffaloes), From the Sea (fishing, shell collecting), From Place to Place (transportation by boat, bike, jeepney), Industry and Natural Resources (mining, lumber, dwindling forests), and Diverse Wildlife (flora and fauna, coral reefs). The book also includes a glossary (words are in bold in the text), and an index. Attractive, full-color photographs accompany the text. The text is clear and informative. However, more information on the Philippine's environmental problems might have been appropriate. Other titles in "The Lands, Peoples, and Cultures Series" addressr Filipinos and Philippine culture. 2002, Crabtree Publishing Company, Turner <%ISBN%>0778797201

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Crabtree Publishing Company
Publication date:
Lands, Peoples and Cultures Series
Product dimensions:
8.10(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.30(d)
Age Range:
9 - 10 Years

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