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Located in the heart of South America, Bolivia includes mountain ranges, glaciers, geysers, volcanoes, rivers, lakes, and deserts. Home to the ancient Inca and Tiwanaku peoples, Bolivia was named in honor of Simon Bolivar, who secured independence for several South American nations. From the Aymara to the mestizos, from the peaks of Illimani to the Uyuni Salt Flat, and from Lake Titicaca to the silver mines of Potosi, this book introduces a land with a rich heritage and vast mineral resources whose natural beauty is becoming better known around the world.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780836831085
Publisher: Gareth Stevens Publishing
Publication date: 01/28/2004
Series: Countries of the World Series
Pages: 96
Product dimensions: 7.68(w) x 10.36(h) x 0.51(d)
Age Range: 11 - 17 Years

Table of Contents

An Overview of Bolivia5
Government and the Economy16
People and Lifestyle20
Language and Literature28
Leisure and Festivals34
A Closer Look at Bolivia43
Atlantis in Bolivia44
The Aymara46
Simon Bolivar48
Dinosaur Footprints50
Bernardo Guarachi52
Illimani and Huayna Potosi54
The Kallawaya56
Lake Titicaca58
National Parks and Other Protected Areas60
Marina Nunez del Prado62
Privatization of Water in Cochabamba64
The Quechua66
Silver Mines of Potosi68
Tiwanaku Civilization70
Uyuni Salt Flat72
Relations with North America75
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Full-color map86
Black-and-white reproducible map88
Bolivia at a Glance90
Books, Videos, Web Sites94

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