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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.

Meeting Future Challenges: The Government of Mexico

Clarissa Aykroyd (author)

Publisher: Mason Crest ISBN: 9781422286883

Like people everywhere, Mexicans have experienced governments that have been beneficial to the people, and those that have treated people harshly. The history of government in the land known as Mexico is long and complex, beginning more than 3,000 years ago with the various Amerindian civilizations that lived in the region. Once the Spanish conquered the native people during the 16th century, they imposed their own forms of government that persisted until the early decades of the 19th century. Since Mexico gained its independence in 1821, the people have experienced many periods of unrest and turmoil, as various groups have attempted to create an effective government. With the election of Enrique Peña Nieto as president in 2012, many Mexicans hope that their government is headed in the right direction to meet the challenges of the 21st century. The history of Mexican government, and hopes for the future, are traced in Meeting Future Challenges: The Government of Mexico.

Mexican Facts and Figures

Ellyn Sanna (author)

Publisher: Mason Crest ISBN: 9781422286944

Mexicans today are proud of their rich heritage and their beautiful land, but they also recognize that their nation has many problems, including widespread poverty, unemployment, illiteracy, and drug-related violence. Many of Mexico's ongoing problems - such as illegal immigration, environmental issues, and drug trafficking - also affect its northern neighbor, the United States. Mexican Facts and Figures is an overview that will tell you about Mexico's past and its present, while also providing statistical information about the country's 31 states and its federal district.

Victoria! The Sports of Mexico

Erica M. Stokes (author)

Publisher: Mason Crest ISBN: 9781422286852

Like people all over the world, Mexicans enjoy playing and watching a wide variety of sports. Some of these sports are familiar to Americans, such as soccer (which Mexicans call fútbol) and baseball. Others are not as well known, such as charrería, a form of rodeo that is unique to Mexico. Mexicans enjoy many other sports, such as handball, bullfighting, jai alai, swimming, and long-distance running. This book provides an overview of many of the most popular sports of Mexico, along with biographical information about some of the country's greatest athletes.

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.

Fiesta! The Festivals of Mexico

Colleen Madonna Flood Williams (author)

Publisher: Mason Crest ISBN: 9781422286821

According to Mexico's official Secretariat of Tourism, each year more than 5,000 officially recognized fiestas, or holiday celebrations, are observed in the country. These fiestas include religious feasts like Easter in the spring, and the Feast of the Virgin of Guadalupe in December. They also include national and local holidays like Independence Day and Cinco de Mayo. Some Mexican festivals pay homage to the special foods and crops of the nation; other special events are held for birthdays, baptisms, weddings, and graduations. This book provides information about many of the most popular and important festivals celebrated in Mexico today.

The Amistad

Robert Grayson (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781617840470

This title examines an important historic event - the rebellion aboard the Amistad. Easy-to-read, compelling text explores the Amistad's voyage from Africa to the United States, the rebellion on board, Joseph Cinque, John Quincy Adams, and other key players involved, the court cases to win the kidnapped Africans' freedom, and the effects of the event on society. Features include a table of contents, a timeline, facts, additional resources, Web sites, a glossary, a bibliography, and an index.

The Great Wall of China

Joseph R. O'Neill (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781617851766

This title examines an important historic event, the Great Wall of China. Readers will learn the history of China leading up to the construction of the Great Wall, key players and happenings throughout the construction, and the Great Wall's effect on society. Color photos, detailed maps, and informative sidebars accompany easy-to-read, compelling text. Features include a timeline, facts, additional resources, web sites, a glossary, a bibliography, and an index.

The Great Chicago Fire

L.L. Owens (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781617851599

Describes the events when a small barn fire ignited into one of the greatest urban disasters in U.S. history.

Italy

A.M. Buckley (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781617878244

Explore diverse landscapes, travel back in time, and discover unique populations, all without leaving your chair! Start your international tour in Italy, land of the Colosseum, the Pantheon, Pompeii, the Matterhorn, dozens of World Heritage sites, world-famous cuisine, and so much more. This colorful, informative book introduces Italy's history, geography, culture, climate, government, economy, and other significant features. Sidebars, maps, fact pages, a glossary, a timeline, historic images and full-color photos, and well-placed graphs and charts enhance this engaging title.

Egypt

Val Karlsson (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781617878183

Explore diverse landscapes, travel back in time, and discover unique populations, all without leaving your chair! Start your international tour in Egypt, land of the Sphinx, the ancient city of Alexandria, the Nile River, the Aswan High Dam, and so much more. This colorful, informative book introduces Egypt's history, geography, culture, climate, government, economy, and other significant features. Sidebars, maps, fact pages, a glossary, a timeline, historic images and full-color photos, and well-placed graphs and charts enhance this engaging title.

Mexico

A.M. Buckley (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781617878268

Explore diverse landscapes, travel back in time, and discover unique populations, all without leaving your chair! Start your international tour in Mexico, land of the National Palace, Aztec temples, Mayan architecture, Frida Kahlo, piñatas, and so much more. This colorful, informative book introduces Mexico's history, geography, culture, climate, government, economy, and other significant features. Sidebars, maps, fact pages, a glossary, a timeline, historic images and full-color photos, and well-placed graphs and charts enhance this engaging title.

Germany

Susan E. Hamen (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781617878206

Explore diverse landscapes, travel back in time, and discover unique populations, all without leaving your chair! Start your international tour in Germany, land of the Bavarian Alps, Neuschwanstein Castle, the Rhine River, Bach, Beethoven, and so much more. This colorful, informative book introduces Germany's history, geography, culture, climate, government, economy, and other significant features. Sidebars, maps, fact pages, a glossary, a timeline, historic images and full-color photos, and well-placed graphs and charts enhance this engaging title.

China

Andrea Pelleschi (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781617878176

Explore diverse landscapes, travel back in time, and discover unique populations, all without leaving your chair! Start your international tour in China, land of the Forbidden City, the Yangtze River, the Great Wall of China, more than 1 billion people, and so much more. This colorful, informative book introduces China's history, geography, culture, climate, government, economy, and other significant features. Sidebars, maps, fact pages, a glossary, a timeline, historic images and full-color photos, and well-placed graphs and charts enhance this engaging title.

France

Ida Walker (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781617878190

Explore diverse landscapes, travel back in time, and discover unique populations, all without leaving your chair! Start your international tour in France, land of the Eiffel tower, the Palace of Versailles, the Loire valley, world-famous cuisine, and so much more. This colorful, informative book introduces France's history, geography, culture, climate, government, economy, and other significant features. Sidebars, maps, fact pages, a glossary, a timeline, historic images and full-color photos, and well-placed graphs and charts enhance this engaging title.

United Kingdom

Kimberly Dillon Summers (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781617878299

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.

Japan

A.M. Buckley (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781617878251

Explore diverse landscapes, travel back in time, and discover unique populations, all without leaving your chair! Start your international tour in Japan, land of Mount Fuji, Shinto shrines, anime, technological innovation, and so much more. This colorful, informative book introduces Japan's history, geography, culture, climate, government, economy, and other significant features. Sidebars, maps, fact pages, a glossary, a timeline, historic images and full-color photos, and well-placed graphs and charts enhance this engaging title.

Brazil

Christopher Forest (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781617878169

Explore diverse landscapes, travel back in time, and discover unique populations, all without leaving your chair! Start your international tour in Brazil, land of the Amazon River, coffee, Carnaval, and so much more. This colorful, informative book introduces Brazil's history, geography, culture, climate, government, economy, and other significant features. Sidebars, maps, fact pages, a glossary, a timeline, historic images and full-color photos, and well-placed graphs and charts enhance this engaging title.