Panama (Cultures of the World)

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"Provides comprehesive information on the geography, history, wildlife, governmental structure, economy, cultural diversity, peoples, religion, and culture of Panama"--Provided by publisher.

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Gr. 4-7. First published in 1997, this book in the Celebrate the States series has been revised to include updated information on politics, the economy, and social issues, while retaining extensive coverage of the state's history and time-honored traditions. A theme throughout this revision is the current struggle between preserving Vermont's small-town charm and playing a role in a computer-driven, global financial world. Elish also mentions that in keeping with its independent heritage, Vermont was the first state to allow civil unions for same-sex couples, and notes its leadership role in environmental protection. The full-color photos emphasize the state's rural flavor by focusing on historic sites, stone walls, and state forests. A bibliography of current books and Web sites is appended. Books on nine other states are also available in updated editions. Hazel Rochman
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Gr 4-8--Browsing through these series titles is like getting a private, guided tour through each state. The authors cover geography, history, government, population, notable residents, and landmarks in a clear, readable fashion. Brilliant full-color photos and reproductions abound, giving glimpses into historical and modern ways of life. Maps, charts, and graphs are plentiful and informative. Each book concludes with a well-organized survey that includes state bird, flower, song (with music), etc. A time line from prehistoric mound builders (Indiana) to a bicentennial celebration in 1991 (Vermont), and lists of state celebrations and stars are included. Attractive additions for report writers and those looking to flesh out the culture and heritage of these states.

Allison Trent Bernstein, Blake Middle School, Medfield, MA

Copyright 1997 Cahners Business Information, Inc.

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