Panama

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Gareth Stevens, 2004 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 96 pages
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 photograph for classroom activities.
 

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Contents

AN OVERVIEW OF PANAMA
5
Geography
6
History
10
Government and the Economy
16
People and Lifestyle
20
Language and Literature
28
Arts
30
Leisure and Festivals
34
Maritime Services
58
National Parks and Wonders
60
The Panama Canal
62
Panama City
64
The Panama Railroad
66
A Mix of Cultures
68
Panamas National Dress
70
Saving the Harpy Eagle
72

Food
40
A CLOSER LOOK AT PANAMA
43
Amerindians in Panama
44
Boxing Legends
46
The Bridge of the Americas
48
Carnival and Other Festivals
50
Centennial Celebrations in 2003
52
The Darién Jungle
54
A Dying Breed
56
RELATIONS WITH NORTH AMERICA
75
For More Information
77
Fullcolor
86
Blackandwhite reproducible
88
Panama at a Glance
90
Glossary
92
Books Videos Web Sites
94
Index
95
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