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Mexico's Pacific South States

Sheryl Nantus (author)

Publisher: Mason Crest ISBN: 9781422286913

The southernmost states along Mexico's Pacific coast are rich in both history and natural resources. These states have been shaken by natural phenomena, such as earthquakes and volcanoes, and plagued at times by rebellions and violence. Yet these states attract millions of tourists each year, drawn to the beautiful beaches of Acapulco, Huatulco, and other resorts, or to major archaeological sites such as Monte Albán and Palenque. In Mexico's Pacific South States, you will learn about the geography and climate, history, economy, culture, and the major communities of four Mexican states: Colima, Chiapas, Guerrero, and Oaxaca.

Spirit of a Nation: The People of Mexico

Colleen Madonna Flood Williams (author)

Publisher: Mason Crest ISBN: 9781422286814

The land that today is known as Mexico has been inhabited for thousands of years. This book provides a historical survey of the major pre-Columbian civilizations, such as the Olmec, Maya, Toltec, and Aztecs. It examines how the population of Mexico was changed by the arrival of Spanish conquistadors in the 16th century, and their subsequent three centuries of rule over the country. And it provides demographic and cultural information about the more than 118 million people who live in Mexico today.

Mexico's Gulf States

Randi Field (author)

Publisher: Mason Crest ISBN: 9781422286890

The Mexican states located on the Gulf of Mexico are known for their ancient ruins, crystal-clear waters, and friendly people. This region was home to some of Mexico's earliest Amerindian civilizations, and was the first part of Mexico that Europeans explored during the early 16th century. Today, this region is among the safest and most stable parts of Mexico. In Mexico's Gulf States, you will learn about the geography and climate, history, economy, culture, and the major communities of five Mexican states: Campeche, Quintana Roo, Tabasco, Veracruz, and Yucatán.

Ancient Land with a Fascinating Past: The History of Mexico

Amy N. Hunter (author)

Publisher: Mason Crest ISBN: 9781422286838

For thousands of years, humans have lived and worked in the land that today is known as Mexico. This book provides an overview of Mexican history, from the origins of its ancient civilizations, such as the Olmec and Maya, to the arrival and impact of Spanish conquistadors in the 16th century, to the struggles for Mexico to become a stable, modern, independent state during the 19th and 20th centuries. This book also examines the present-day issues that affect Mexico, including widespread poverty and economic inequality, as well as a brutal internal conflict between government forces and powerful drug cartels.

Mexico's Central States

Deirdre Day MacLeod (author)

Publisher: Mason Crest ISBN: 9781422286937

The central states of Mexico are the geographic and economic heart of the nation. This region has been the site of many events that shaped Mexico's history, and includes the federal district that is home to the national government. The fertile farmland of central Mexico provides food. In Mexico's Central States, you will learn about the geography and climate, history, economy, culture, and the major communities of 11 Mexican states: Aguascalientes, Guanajuato, Hidalgo, Jalisco, Mexico State, Mexico City (Federal District), Michoacn, Morelos, Puebla, Quertaro, and Tlaxcala.

Beautiful Diversity: The Geography of Mexico

Colleen Madonna Flood Williams (author)

Publisher: Mason Crest ISBN: 9781422286791

Located in North America, the modern country of Mexico is about one-fifth the size of the United States, its neighbor to the north. Within Mexico can be found a variety of climates and terrains, from tropical beaches and lush jungles to arid deserts. The country also features many geographic features, including high rugged mountains and volcanoes, low coastal plains, and elevated plateaus. Those who travel through Mexico observe an ever-changing pattern of beauty and diversity. This book provides information about the climate, topography, natural resources, national parks, and geographic wonders of Mexico.

Mexico's Pacific North States

Janet Burt (author)

Publisher: Mason Crest ISBN: 9781422286906

The states of Mexico's Pacific North region feature a wide range of terrains, from dry desert to beautiful coastal beaches and fertile valleys. Numerous archaeological sites can be found in the regions rugged mountains, and tourists enjoy beach resorts such as Cabo San Lucas, Mazatlán, and the Sonoran Desert. Unfortunately, this region is also the base for one of Mexico's most powerful drug cartels, so in recent years drug-related violence has been a constant problem. In Mexico's Pacific North States, you will learn about the geography and climate, history, economy, culture, and the major communities of five Mexican states: Baja California, Baja California Sur, Nayarit, Sinaloa, and Sonora.

Southern Region

Lisa Owens (author)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781627179140

This book explores the geography, industry, agriculture, and culture that define the Southern region.

Northeast and Metropolitan Regions

Nancy Allen (author)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781627179126

This book explores the geography, industry, agriculture, and culture that define the Northeast and Metropolitan regions.

Gulf Coast Region

Anastasia Suen (author)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781627179119

This book explores the geography, industry, agriculture, and culture that define the Gulf Coast region.

Appalachian Region

Ellen Mitten (author)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781627179133

This book explores the geography, industry, agriculture, and culture that define the Appalachian region.

Mountain Region

Anastasia Suen (author)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781627179089

This book explores the geography, industry, agriculture, and culture that define the Mountain region.

Great Plains Region

Anastasia Suen (author)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781627179096

The climate in the Great Plains region is extreme. Winds from the Arctic and the Gulf of Mexico blow through the Great Plains because This book explores the geography, industry, agriculture, and culture that define the Great Plains region.

Southwestern Region

Lisa Owens (author)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781627179072

This book explores the geography, industry, agriculture, and culture that define the Southwestern region.

Midwest and Great Lakes Regions

Nancy Allen (author)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781627179102

This book explores the geography, industry, agriculture, and culture that define the Midwest and Great Lakes regions.

West Coast Region

Sue Vander Hook (author)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781627179065

This book explores the geography, industry, agriculture, and culture that define the West Coast region.

Changing Planet: What is the environmental impact of human migration and settlement?

Sally Morgan (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9780778791317

From the earliest times humans have shaped and changed the landscape. Historical and modern-day examples in this interesting book show how natural habitats and wilderness areas are destroyed as people need more land for farming and to build towns and cities, and how increasing urbanization of populations is adding to the problem of carbon emissions that cause climate change.

Pushes & Pulls: Why do people migrate?

Robert Walker (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9780778791355

This intriguing book explores the reasons why people migrate: pushesinvoluntary migrationsand pullsvoluntary migrations. Historical migrations examined include: the slave trade; the relocation of Native Americans; migrations due to famine in Africa; migrations linked to the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq; the Irish potato famine; the migrations of Jews around the world; and the Great Migration of African Americans from the south to the north.

Las placas tectónicas y los desastres

Tom Greve (author)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781627175135

En el libro se explica qué son las placas tectónicas y cómo ocurren los terremotos y los tsunamis.

La tierra y la importancia del agua

Shirley Duke (author)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781627175463

En el libro se explica la importancia del agua para la vida y cómo se puede mantener un abastecimiento sustentable.

La energía

Tim Clifford (author)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781627175043

La ciencia nos ayuda a entender el mundo que nos rodea, descubre el mundo natural con el tema de la energía.

Inundaciones, represas y diques

Joanne Mattern (author)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781627174770

En el libro se explica cómo se protege a la población de las inundaciones.

El clima y el tiempo

Carla Mooney (author)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781627174763

En el libro aprenderás qué afecta el clima y el tiempo.

What Is the Theory of Plate Tectonics?

Craig Saunders (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427195319

In 1912, German meteorologist Alfred Wegener proposed that the continents were once a single land mass but had slowly moved apart over millions of years. This fascinating book examines the scientific process behind Wegener's theory and how it challenged prevailing views of the time. Learn how years after Wegener's death his theory was embraced by scientists and is now the basis for modern earth science.

The Tigris and Euphrates: Rivers of the Fertile Crescent

Gary G. Miller (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9780778791706

The Tigris and Euphrates rivers surround a region once known as Mesopotamia, the "cradle" of ancient civilizations that included Sumer, Babylonia, and Assyria. This fascinating book follows both rivers from where they begin in Turkey, travel down through northern Syria and Iraq, and join to form the Shatt al Arab before emptying into the Persian Gulf.