Guatemala (National Geographic Countries of the World Series)

Guatemala (National Geographic Countries of the World Series)

by Anita Croy

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Guatemala (National Geographic Countries of the World Series) by Anita Croy

"Learn about Guatemala’s brutal history of dictatorship and guerilla warfare. Discover the proud Mayan heritage of this beautiful land. Dare to peer into some of the highest and most active volcanoes in Latin America. Explore a land of impenetrable jungles, colorful coral reefs, and spectacular flora and fauna."

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781426304712
Publisher: National Geographic Society
Publication date: 08/11/2009
Series: National Geographic Countries of the World Series
Pages: 64
Sales rank: 643,826
Product dimensions: 6.90(w) x 9.60(h) x 0.40(d)
Lexile: 960L (what's this?)
Age Range: 10 - 14 Years

About the Author

Anita Croy has written many books for children—mainly about geography and history—including National Geographic Investigates Ancient Pueblo: Archaeology Unlocks the Secrets of America's Past, Inca Gold, and several National Geographic Countries of the World titles. She holds a doctorate in Latin American studies from the University of London.

Table of Contents

Foreword 4

Geography Fire and Water 7

At a Glance 8

What's the Weather Like?

Fast Facts

Average Temperature & Rainfall

Physical Map

Special Feature: In Different Directions 11

Special Feature: Sweet River to Riches 12

Special Feature: Crater Lake 13

Special Feature: Hidden Water 14

Nature Hidden Colors 17

At a Glance 18

Wild Land

Species at Risk

Vegetation & Ecosystems Map

Special Feature: The Gray One 20

Special Feature: Dragon Fruit 22

Special Feature: Smooth Killer 23

History Lost and Found 25

At a Glance 26

Ancient Civilizations

Time line

Historical Map

Special Feature: Where Did They Go? 29

Special Feature: Unlucky Capital 31

Special Feature: Red Export 32

Special Feature: Another United States? 33

Special Feature: Banana Republic 34

People & Culture Living with History 37

At a Glance 38

Living Heritage

Common Spanish Phrases

Population Map

Special Feature: Black Christ of Esquipulas 40

Special Feature: National Holidays 41

Special Feature: When a God Comes to Visit 43

Special Feature: Sacred History 45

Special Feature: Mayan Peace Protestor 47

Government & Economy Rich and Poor 49

At a Glance 50

Political Changes

Trading Partners

Political Map

Special Feature: How the Government Works 52

Special Feature: Natural Gum 54

Special Feature Map: Agriculture 56

Special Feature: A Crusading Bishop 57

Add a Little Extra to Your Country Report! 58

Glossary 60

Bibliography 61

Further Information

Index 62

Credits 64

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