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The New York Public Library Amazing World Geography: A Book of Answers for Kids
Guided by author Andrea Sutcliffe, follow the Ring of Fire from New Zealand to South America. Navigate the Blue Nile and walk the Great Wall of China. Meet the first person to reach the South Pole and witness the "Green Revolution" in India. Explore the people, landscapes, and languages of our fascinating planet and uncover the answers to all your questions about world geography . . .
- How old is the earth?
- Can volcanoes form underwater?
- What are maquiladoras?
- Why are rain forests so important?
- Where and what are the Pillars of Hercules?
- Is the Red Sea really red?
- What languages are spoken in Africa?
- Do any plants or animals live in Antarctica?
As usual in this illustrated series of question-and-answer books, maps, charts, other illustrations, and illuminating sidebars add to the adventure. The book concludes with a helpful glossary, as well as an alphabetical list of world countries that includes facts on population, languages spoken, area, and type of government.
176 pages, illustrated. Published by John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2002.
Hardcover. $12.95. ISBN 0-471-39296-0.