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Honduras
     

Honduras

by Charles J. Shields, James D. Henderson
 

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Honduras is located in the heart of Central America. It is bordered to the south by Nicaragua and El Salvador, and on the west by Guatemala. Although this land has been battered by hurricanes and troubled by human-made problems such as deforestation, it still boasts ancient ruins, lovely islands, bustling towns, and abundant wildlife. Find out:

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Honduras is located in the heart of Central America. It is bordered to the south by Nicaragua and El Salvador, and on the west by Guatemala. Although this land has been battered by hurricanes and troubled by human-made problems such as deforestation, it still boasts ancient ruins, lovely islands, bustling towns, and abundant wildlife. Find out:

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Children's Literature
Part of the "Discovering Central America" series, this volume is an excellent addition to library collections. Divided into five chapters, information is presented on Honduran geography, history, economy, language, religion and home life. The author does a very good job of relating complex political history in a manner easily understood by students, including an explanation of the term "banana republic" and its origins. Honduras' current challenges are clearly delineated�reliance on bananas and coffee exports that weakens the economy, poverty, and a low literacy rate. Photographs throughout the book are contemporary and range from a glamour shot of the forest to Contra soldiers displaying arms. Each chapter includes a sidebar of facts and interesting information. A host of additional resources is provided in the appendices, including a selection of cultural recipes, a project and report ideas, and a chronology of Honduran history. Also included are a glossary and an index. 2003, Mason Crest Publishers,
— Sharon Oliver

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781590840962
Publisher:
Mason Crest Publishers
Publication date:
03/28/2002
Series:
Let's Discover Central America Series
Pages:
63
Product dimensions:
8.18(w) x 8.22(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
10 - 13 Years

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