Looks at the geography of each region, describes Mexico's natural resources, industries, and agriculture, and surveys Mexican wildlife.
"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.
Taken from Chapter 7: Agriculture Corn, beans, and squash Farmers raise sheep and cattle and grow crops of corn, tomatoes, coffee, and strawberries. The most important crops grown in Mexico are corn, beans and squash. Corn, or maize, is a major part of each Mexican's diet. It is usually ground and made into flat breads called tortillas. Beans, called frijoles, are often cooked, then mashed and fried. Squash can be cooked many ways - boiled, baked or fried. Mexicans do not eat much meat. These three vegetables provide the important vitamins and protein needed in their diet.From School Library Journal:
Grade 3-5-There are some changes in these updated versions of the 1993 titles-increases in population, highways and railroad tracks are noted, and many pictures have been replaced-but the revisions are not significant. Culture highlights the arts, music, dance, legends, holidays, cooking, sports, and language. Land is a mixed bag-true to its title, it delves into geography, earthquakes, volcanoes, and resources, but it also speaks of illegal immigration into the U.S. and problems between the rich and the poor. People focuses on aspects of daily lives. There is overlap among the books-all three have very similar sections on Mexico's ancient cultures. Culture and People have some repetition dealing with religion and holidays. Nevertheless, the photos are bright and clear, the texts are readable, and the length of the books makes them a less formidable resource for research projects than many reference books.
Anne Knickerbocker, Cedar Brook Elementary School, Houston, TX
Copyright 2002 Reed Business Information, Inc.
"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.
Book Description Crabtree Pub Co, 1993. Library Binding. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX086505214X
Book Description Crabtree Pub Co, 1993. Library Binding. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P11086505214X