United Kingdom

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Explore diverse landscapes, travel back in time, and discover unique populations, all without leaving your chair! Start your international tour in the United Kingdom, land of Buckingham Palace, the Rosetta Stone, Arthur's Seat, Mount Snowdon, William Shakespeare, the River Thames, Harry Potter, and so much more. This colorful, informative book introduces the history, geography, culture, climate, government, economy, and other significant features of England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland. Sidebars, maps, fact pages, a glossary, a timeline, historic and full-color photos, and well-placed graphs and charts enhance this engaging title. Countries of the World is a series in Essential Library, an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.
 

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Contents

CHAPTER 1 A Visit to the United Kingdom
7
MAP Political Boundaries of the United Kingdom
13
Snapshot
15
Mountains and Moors
17
MAP Geography of the United Kingdom
18
MAP Climate of the United Kingdom
21
CHAPTER 3 Animals and NatureL A Changed Landscape
31
A Proud Past
43
Adapting to Change
105
MAP Resources of the United Kingdom
109
CHAPTER 9 The United Kingdom Today
119
Timeline
128
Facts At Your Fingertips
130
Glossary
134
Additional Resources
136
Source Notes
138

The Melting Pot
65
MAP Population Density of the United Kingdom
71
Leading the World
75
Parties in Parliament
91
Index
142
Photo Credits
144
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