Tokyo

Tokyo

by Deborah Kent
     
 

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Great cities represent the crossroads of a country's politics, culture, and social community. Cities of the World gives students the opportunity to explore the world's urban centers without ever leaving the classroom. Readers will also investigate cities' attempts to solve the universal urban problems of unemployment, pollution, and crime. Each book presents a broad…  See more details below

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Great cities represent the crossroads of a country's politics, culture, and social community. Cities of the World gives students the opportunity to explore the world's urban centers without ever leaving the classroom. Readers will also investigate cities' attempts to solve the universal urban problems of unemployment, pollution, and crime. Each book presents a broad but detailed picture of societies and their people. Each book includes maps, a list of famous landmarks, a "Fast Facts" section, a glossary, and an index.

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School Library Journal - School Library Journal
Gr 3-7Lavish, full-color contemporary photographs, accompanied by some historical photos and reproductions of paintings and etchings, capture the essence of Tokyo and London. The texts describe the histories of these two great cities, characteristics of major neighborhoods, significant points of interest, parks, and leisure activitiesespecially theater, sports, and, in Tokyo, the traditional festivals associated with Shinto and Buddhism. Each slender volume concludes with brief descriptions of famous landmarks, some of which are pictured; a "fast facts" and chronology section; and an adequate map and glossary. Although the texts are occasionally choppy and the layouts sometimes awkward, particularly in Tokyo, these books are good introductions for young travelers and report writers, who may find similar material in encyclopedias to be less accessible. There is, however, much overlap at a similar level with James E. Davis and Sharryl D. Hawke's London and Tokyo (both Steck-Vaughn, 1990), and those titles have more background on history and customs of the countries as a whole.Diane S. Marton, Arlington County Library, VA

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780516261232
Publisher:
Scholastic Library Publishing
Publication date:
04/01/1997
Series:
Cities of the World Series
Pages:
64
Product dimensions:
9.14(w) x 9.19(h) x 0.19(d)
Age Range:
9 - 14 Years

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