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.World famous for the kilt and haggis, Scotland has a rich and colorful past. Over the centuries, Scots have fought bravely for the cause of independence, and now enjoy a good deal of autonomy. An innovative people, Scots have invented the steam engine, the telephone, and the television. From the eerie drone of the bagpipe to the exhilarating Highland Fling, from the bandit Rob Roy to the romantic figure of Bonnie Prince Charlie, this volume introduces a proud nation passionately devoted to its homeland.
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