Turkey (National Geographic Countries of the World Series)

Turkey (National Geographic Countries of the World Series)

by Sarah Shields, Sarah D. Shields
     
 

Travel to Turkey, where Asia and Europe meet at the bridge over the Bosphorus. Learn how Turkey’s diversity of cultures make it one of the world’s melting pots. Discover how Atatürk became the father of modern Turkey. Meet the many Muslims who live within this secular, Western-oriented republic.

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Travel to Turkey, where Asia and Europe meet at the bridge over the Bosphorus. Learn how Turkey’s diversity of cultures make it one of the world’s melting pots. Discover how Atatürk became the father of modern Turkey. Meet the many Muslims who live within this secular, Western-oriented republic.

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Shelly McCoy
Long a trusted name in books about countries, this National Geographic book explores Turkey. Turkey has served as a bridge between Europe and Asia and their cultures and as home to civilizations. This book provides a glimpse into the people and cultures shaping the history, the unique geography, the impressive list of natural resources, and the history that make this country the most advanced democracy in the Muslim world. Home to some of the earliest settlements in the world, Turkey's capital is Istanbul and famous Mount Ararat is the highest peak. This book does well in giving an overview into the complex history of the country and various influences on its people over time. Maps, photos, and small, brief text boxes make for some quick reading sections. A useful section located at the back is called "Add a little extra to your country report." Websites are listed to allow readers to dig further into some of the topics presented in this book. There are many interesting topics to explore related to Turkey, so teachers would not have any problems incorporating this book into history, economics, earth science, or other curriculum. Part of the "Countries of the World" series. Reviewer: Shelly McCoy

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781426303876
Publisher:
National Geographic Society
Publication date:
01/13/2009
Series:
National Geographic Countries of the World Series
Pages:
64
Sales rank:
1,158,726
Product dimensions:
7.40(w) x 9.60(h) x 0.40(d)
Lexile:
990L (what's this?)
Age Range:
10 - 14 Years

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