Annotations for Our Fifty States


Baker & Taylor
Easy-to-read physical maps introduce each region of the United States and are followed by lively essays with absorbing descriptions of the area's history, climate, natural resources, and physical features as well as additional information on each state of that region.

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Baker & Taylor
Presents maps that introduce each region of the United States along with essays with descriptions of the area's history, climate, natural resources, and physical features as well as additional information on each state of that region.

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Random House, Inc.
With beautiful illustrations, specially designed maps, and concise essays written and reviewed by National Geographic's Alliance Program, this authoritative guide stands alone among children's reference titles. Easy-to-read physical maps introduce each region of the U.S., followed by a lively essay of the area's history, climate, natural resources, and physical features.

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Simon and Schuster
National Geographic Our Fifty States is a stunning collection of illustrations, maps, and essays about each state and region of the United States. Written by two geographers, it captures the geographic, economic, and cultural diversity and essence of the country in a single volume. The book is organized first by region (Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, Southwest, and West) then the states within each region appear alphabetically. Each region is introduced with a physical map in which relief makes it easy to see mountains, plains, rivers, and other geographic features that influence the region's climate, natural resources, and settlement patterns. An essay follows, helping to define the region or focusing on a new challenge facing it. Four pages are devoted to each state within a region. Each complete view of a state includes the following:? a lively and fact-filled photo essay;? an illustrated time line of key events in a state's history;? a full-page map that clearly shows landscape features, cities and towns, economic activities, federal lands, and selected points of interest;? the state flag, bird, and flower; and? a "state-at-a-glance" box that lists the state's area and population, capital city and largest city, ethnic and racial make up, principal economic activities, nickname, statehood date and rank by size and population, and fun facts about the state. National Geographic Our Fifty States also features:? a full-spread map of all 50 states together;? special essays on the District of Columbia and the territories (both Caribbean and Pacific);? charts comparing the states in a variety of categories;? a list of resources for obtaining further information; and? a detailed index. It's a fun way to get to know the United States!

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