Wyoming

Wyoming

by William David Thomas

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Overview

This exciting new series gives young readers their first in-depth look at the United States. Each volume provides a colorful, comprehensive portrait of a state's history, people, land, economy, and government. Readers will enjoy the "Fun Facts" sprinkled throughout each book and learn even more about state facts, symbols, and famous people. A chapter on "Things to See and Do" explores each state's unique places and activities. Each title includes a time line, biographies of notable people, informative maps and charts, a glossary, recommended books and Web sites, and an index.

Nothing about Wyoming is average. It has the fewest people, but the most ghost towns, of any U.S. state. Pronghorn antelope, the fastest mammals in the Western Hemisphere, live here. More buffalo roam Wyoming than anywhere else on the planet. Beneath its surface lie the largest deposits of coal and uranium in the United States. Yellowstone National Park, the site of the world's largest geyser basin and hot springs, became the first of its kind in the nation in 1872. Wyoming was also the first state to allow women to vote and hold public office and the first to elect a female governor.

This exciting new series gives young readers their first in-depth look at the United States. Each volume provides a colorful, comprehensive portrait of a state's history, people, land, economy, and government. Readers will enjoy the "Fun Facts" sprinkled throughout each book and learn even more about state facts, symbols, and famous people. A chapter on "Things to See and Do" explores each state's unique places and activities. Each title includes a time line, biographies of notable people, informative maps and charts, aglossary, recommended books and Web sites, and an index.

In 1805, U.S. explorers Lewis and Clark blazed a passage west of the Mississippi River and reached Washington's Pacific shores. Native Americans, so helpful in that journey, spent the next seventy years fighting to keep their land but lost out to U.S. expansion. About half the state, which is now home to about six million people, remains covered by forests. The highest point, Mt. Rainier, is an active volcano. Urban centers such as Seattle, Tacoma, and Spokane are surrounded by tremendous natural beauty. Rain forests, mountains, and ocean coastline provide habitats for an astonishing variety of wildlife.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780836847123
Publisher: Gareth Stevens Publishing
Publication date: 07/28/2006
Series: Portraits of the States Series
Pages: 32
Product dimensions: 7.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range: 7 - 10 Years

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction 4

Chapter 2 History 6

Time Line 13

Chapter 3 People 14

Chapter 4 The Land 18

Chapter 5 Economy 22

Chapter 6 Government 24

Chapter 7 Things to See and Do 26

Glossary 30

To Find Out More 31

Index 32

Chapter 1 Introduction 4

Chapter 2 History 6

Time Line 13

Chapter 3 People 14

Chapter 4 The Land 18

Chapter 5 Economy 22

Chapter 6 Government 24

Chapter 7 Things to See and Do 26

Glossary 30

To Find Out More 31

Index 32

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