Venezuela

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Gareth Stevens, 2003 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 96 pages
From familiar neighbors to distant parts of the globe, this engaging series offers readers a close-up look at important 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. Also included in each volume is a black and white classroom map, easy to photocopy for classroom activities. Venezuela is a melting pot of European, Amerindian, African, and Caribbean cultures trying to diversify an economy overreliant on oil. From magnificent mountains to imposing skyscrapers, this book showcases a country blessed with beautiful nature and a vibrant culture.
 

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Contents

AN OVERVIEW OF VENEZUELA
5
Geography
6
History
10
Government and the Economy
16
People and Lifestyle
20
Language and Literature
28
Arts
30
Leisure and Festivals
34
Margarita Island
58
A Salsa Sensation
60
Pink Dolphins
62
Political Unrest in 2002
64
Environmental Projects
66
Founding Father
68
Old City New City
70
The Women of Venezuela
72

Food
40
A CLOSER LOOK AT VENEZUELA
43
Amerindians in Venezuela
44
Blessed with Black Gold
46
The Capital City of Caracas
48
Early Catholic Missionaries
50
Health in Venezuela
52
The National Dance
54
Lake Maracaibo
56
RELATIONS WITH NORTH AMERICA
75
Fullcolor
86
Blackandwhite reproducible
88
Venezuela at a Glance
90
Glossary
92
Books Videos Web Sites
94
Index
95
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Wardrope is part of the Latin American business faculty at Southwest Texas State University.

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