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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CHAPTER 1 A Visit to the United Kingdom
MAP Political Boundaries of the United Kingdom
Mountains and Moors
MAP Geography of the United Kingdom
MAP Climate of the United Kingdom
CHAPTER 3 Animals and NatureL A Changed Landscape
A Proud Past
Adapting to Change
MAP Resources of the United Kingdom
CHAPTER 9 The United Kingdom Today
Facts At Your Fingertips
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