John Tyler

John Tyler

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781608708673
Publisher: Cavendish, Marshall Corporation
Publication date: 09/28/2013
Pages: 144
Product dimensions: 8.20(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range: 10 - 13 Years

Table of Contents

France Today 5

1 Geography

Main geographical regions



Flora and fauna 11

2 History

Early settlers

Building the state: The Middle Ages

The Reformation

The French Revolution

The search for stable government

Two world wars

Postwar France

Modern France 23

3 Government

National government

The president

Local government

Political parties

Crime and punishment

The armed forces 37

4 Economy

Fertile soil


The service industries

Design and manufacturing

Energy sources

Foreign trade and the European Union

Telecommunications and transportation 45

5 Environment

National parks

Black tides and coastal protection

Growing forests


Keeping the water clean

Food safety

Waste disposal

Nuclear energy 55

6 The French

City and country folk

Social classes

Immigrants' influence on French life

What is so French about the French? 63

7 Lifestyle

Family ties

City lifestyle

Rural lifestyle


Role of women

French customs and manners

Work and travel 71

8 Religion

The Roman Catholic Church today

Protestants in France

Other religions 81

9 Language

A language of clarity and beauty

Sources of modern French

Keeping the language pure

The press

Radio and television 87

10 Arts

The glories of French architecture

Visual arts that illuminate our world

Literature of ideas and passion

French music

Minuet, cancan, and ballet

Film 95

11 Leisure

Team and individual sports

Other leisure pursuits

Vacations 107

12 Festivals

Public holidays

Holiday revelry

Regional festivals and seasonal events 115

13 Food

Types of cuisine

Regional foods and dishes

Cafés, brasseries, bistros

Eating throughout the day

Wines and other spirits 123

Map of France 132

About the Economy 135

About the Culture 137

Timeline 138

Glossary 140

For Further Information 141

Bibliography 142

Index 143

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