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Child's Introduction to the World : Geography, Cultures, and People - from the Grand Canyon to the Great

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This latest volume in Black Dog's bestselling, award-winning series for kids explores the countries, terrains, and cultures of our fascinating planetReaders ages 9 to 12 will travel around the globe, from Greenland to Tasmania, learning the locations and characteristics of continents, countries, and states and provinces in this lively introduction to our world. Starting with the basics?hemispheres, latitude and longitude, continental drift, map notation, landforms, population density, and more?the book gives kids a solid foundation to begin exploring world geography. Each section profiles a different continent, including climates and biomes (tundra, grasslands, etc.), mountain ranges and bodies of water, people and cultures, governments and industries, wildlife, and much more. And sidebars throughout offer biographies of explorers, fun facts, and projects kids can do with parents or on their own.   The book also includes a pop-up paper globe and reusable stickers.With 150 charming, original watercolor illustrations, A Child's Introduction to the Worldis an entertaining and comprehensive overview of our fascinating planet.
Get ready for an incredible journey, one in which you'll visit far-off places, meet interesting people, and learn all about continents, countries, climates, and more. This book is also full of fun facts about animals, sports, foods, inventions, and holidays from all over the world.

How many kinds of monkeys are in the Amazon rainforest? Where can you see the sunrise and sunset from the very same beach? What's the difference between longitude and latitude? Why are there so many countries called `stan' in Asia? Where is the city of Looneyville located? What time is it in China? Where was chocolate invented? What's the difference between a valley and a canyon? Where do people eat 55 pounds of pasta a year.
Number of Pages: 96
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
Sub-Genre: Science + Nature / Earth Sciences / Geography, Social Science / Customs +Traditions +Anthropology
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Hachette Books
Age Range: 9-12 years
Author: Heather Alexander
Language: English
Street Date: May 26, 2010
TCIN: 12314101
UPC: 9781579128326
Item Number (DPCI): 247-04-3960
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