Peru: The Land (Lands, Peoples, & Cultures)

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9780865052215: Peru: The Land (Lands, Peoples, & Cultures)

Four new countries and nine updated editions have been added to Bobbie Kalman's popular Lands, Peoples, and Cultures series. These powerful and intimate portraits of countries use up-to-date information and full-color photography. Presented in a mini series format, three books per country ensures thorough coverage of all the important aspects. It also allows more students to work on different projects at the same time. Covering more than basic history and geography, students will be fascinated to learn about:

-- the land... geography, agriculture, transportation, history, industry, and glorious wonders

-- the people... unique customs, customs we share, problems faced by minority groups and women

-- the culture... modern festivals, ancient processions, food, games, and more

Young readers are taken on a tour of this breathtaking land, home of Lake Titicaca, the mighty Amazon, and the world's deepest gorge, Colca Canyon.

Topics include:
-- ancient Incas and the Spanish conquest
-- the costa sierra, and selva
-- natural resources, agriculture, fishing
-- transportation
-- Work, poverty and unemployment

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From the LANDS, PEOPLES AND CULTURES series a portrait of Peru, with details of the country's history as well as information on its development and modernisation, illustrated with colour photographs. Relevant to the National Curriculum. Also available in paperback priced at 4.50, ISBN 0 86505 301 4.

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Taken from Chapter 5: The sierra A land of variety The sierra region, made up of the Andes Mountains, stretches from north to south through the middle of Peru. The western and eastern slopes of the sierra are very different. The western slopes border the deserts of the costa and are hit by constant dry winds. The eastern slopes, on the other hand, border the Amazon rainforest and experience warm, humid weather. The area between the eastern and western edges of the sierra is filled with hills, valleys, forests, canyons and plateaus. Clear mountain lakes and roaring rivers can be found throughout this region. A vast, high-altitude plain called the Altiplano stretches across southern Peru and the neighboring country of Bolivia.

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