This wonderful book takes readers along the mighty Mississippi. Often celebrated in music and literature, its exploration by explorers spurred the growth of a new nation. Today, the Mississippi not only provides transportation for agricultural and industrial goods but also supplies water for millions of people.
Second in length only to the Nile, the Amazon River carries a greater volume of water than any other river in the world. This attractive book features the fascinating facts about this far-reaching river and the animals, plant life, and indigenous cultures that live in the surrounding rain forest.
This wonderful book introduces the important aspects of culture, and concentrates on the things that children enjoy, such as costumes, dances, holidays and celebrations, and special foods. The book promotes multiculturalism by acquainting children with one anothers ways of life.
This insightful book introduces children to the worlds most popular religions. It looks at the origins, special heroes and teachers, basic beliefs, sacred texts and symbols, ways of worship, special days, rituals, works of art, and places of worship associated with each religion. The book also highlights the basic principles of religions such as truth, kindness, acceptance, peace, and love. Learning similar aspects of religions, such as prayer, worship, ritual, and celebration, helps foster greater understanding and respect.
In this colorful book, students will learn about the roles and relationships of the heroes and gods in ancient Roman myths and legends. Several ancient Roman myths are retold, describing how these stories helped ancient people interpret their world.
In this colorful book, students will learn about the roles and relationships of the heroes and gods in ancient Chinese myths and legends. Several ancient Chinese myths are retold, describing how these stories helped ancient people interpret their world.
In this colorful book, students will learn about the roles and relationships of the heroes and gods in ancient Greek myths and legends. Several ancient Greek myths are retold, describing how these stories helped ancient people interpret their world.
This important book shows how trade and commerce spread with the conquests made by the early Islamic empires. Key topics explored include: transportion by caravans, ships, and boats; monetary systems; famous explorers and traders; interactions with the East and West; economical principles; and coinage.
The scientific contributions of the early Islamic empires to science, medicine, and mathematics is considerable. This revealing book explores: their public hospitals, libraries, and universities; their achievements in mathematics and astronomy, and the pursuit of alchemy; Arabic numbers; optics; music and musical instruments; poetry; and education.
This informative book describes how the Muslim religion started, including the life of the Prophet Muhammad; the Hegira and Kaaba; caliphs; the split of the Sunni and Shi'a and the beliefs of both; Sufism; the Muslim calendar; key events that are remembered in Islam today; and the Hajj, or pilgrimage to Makkah.
This revised edition of England the People features the ways of life in early England from early Roman settlements to Viking invasions, and the legacies of the Angles, Saxons, Celts, and Normans, Englands culture is rich in heritage. Learn about the daily life of the English people, and what they eat, where they learn, and what they do for fun.
Updated statistics and new photographs are featured in this revised edition of England the Land. England's landscape is rich in beauty and dotted with history. From the breathtaking Lake District to the southern downs, take a journey across England with the help of full-color photos that depict the country's cities, countryside, and wildlife.
This title looks at offshore fishing. Around the coast of much of North America, fishing stocks have greatly declined as a result of overfishing, pollution, and global warming. Nova Scotia, in the northeast of Canada, once had a huge fishing industry. In 1753, people from Germany, Switzerland, and France came from Europe to set up colony at Lunenburg on the coast. They soon set up a fishing and shipbuilding industry. The community grew until about 1980, when the fishing industry largely stopped. Since then, the community has had to reinvent itself. It is still largely based on the old industries, but tourism is as important. Lunenburg has a population of about 3500 people.
Updated facts and statistics highlight this new second revised edition of India the Land. Spectacular photographs feature Indias varied geography from snow-covered mountaintops to tropical rainforests. Learn about Indias major cities, its disputed borders, foreign influences, and current challenges.
Explore ancient religions and other facets of India's rich and colorful culture in this new second revised edition of India the Culture. Updated facts and statistics and breathtaking photographs bring to life this rich and ancient culture rooted in religion.
This revised edition features the vibrant, influential culture of England. New full-color photos have been added that help trace Englands contributions to world culture, such as the development of the English language, the works of William Shakespeare, and the founding of the Church of England.
Candid photographs depict India's unique mixture of peoples at home, work, and school in this engaging new second revised edition of India the People. Updated facts and statistics help support the clearly written text that describes village and city life, unemployment and poverty, and Indian customs.
This new second revised edition explores the different ways in which Canadians express their creativity through music, art, dance, theater, and television. Updated information includes facts and statistics along with current popular performers such as actress Rachel McAdams and singer Nellie Furtado.
Meet the people of Iraqthe Arabs, the Kurds, the Bedouins, and the Armeniansin this newly-revised book. Learn about the diversity of their religion, languages, customs, and cuisine. Take a glimpse into the daily life of the Iraqi people. Know their cities, villages, homes, markets, and schools.
In this new second revised edition of Canada the People, candid photos feature Canadian families and how they live. Updated facts and statistics support this fascinating portrayal of a nation built on immigration. Important issues that must be resolved with the Native peoples are sensitively portrayed.
Discover the rich and varied history of Iran through this amazing, newly-revised book. Ancient dynasties and modern revolutions are presented in an easy-to-read yet detailed manner. Full-color pictures and illustrations bring Irans diverse customs to life, while informative boxes focus on key events and aspects relevant to the Iranian people.
This newly revised book provides a basic introduction to contemporary Iranthe land that was ancient Persia. Imagine life in this land of earthquakes, sand storms, and extreme weather, from burning hot deserts to the humid shores of the Caspian Sea to freezing cold mountains.
Know the culture of Iraq from Mesopotamian to modern as this war-torn country returns to its traditional ways, emerging from years of strife, oppression, and devastation. Read about the Babylonians and Sumerians, witness the birth of Islam, and then explore present-day Iraq with its diverse ethnic groups, languages, festivals, and customs.
Discover Iraq in this newly-revised bookfrom the banks of the Tigris and Euphrates to hot and dry deserts and mountains. Learn more about the land that was home to the first cities and civilizationsand explore the old and new cities of Baghdad, Basra, Ur, and Babylon.
Ancient religions, colorful dances, and sweet music all come alive in this fascinating, newly-revised book on Irans culture. Learn how to celebrate the new year with the festival of Nowrouj, discover the delights of delicious Iranian cuisine, and marvel at Irans traditional crafts of carpet-weaving, pottery, and metalwork.