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GARETH STEVENS Incorporated, Jan 1, 1999 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 96 pages
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From familiar neighbors to distant parts of the globe, this engaging series offers readers a close-up look at countries around the world. Vivid color photographs enhance up-to-date information on each country's geography, history, system of government, lifestyle, language, art, food, and more. An intriguing section of special features provides a window into each country's unique customs, as well as its current issues. Each volume details its country's current and historical relations with the United States and Canada, emphasizing the rich sharing of cultures that helps define today's global society. Also included in each volume is a black-and-white classroom map, easy to photocopy for classroom activities.

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About the author (1999)

Richard Lord is the author or co-author of over 20 published books. One of his short stories, The Lost History of Shadows, was adapted as a mini-series for Singapore s Mediacorp television. Having lived in Germany for well over a decade, Lord developed a fascination for Central European culture that infuses The Strangler s Waltz. It is projected as the first volume in The Vienna Noir Quartet, a four-book series of crime fiction set in Vienna from pre-World War I to the 1938 Anschluss with Nazi Germany.

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