United States Encyclopedia: America's People, Places, and Events
United States Encyclopedia: America's People, Places, and Events
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Annotation: Provides information about every state in the union and includes topics from early America to civil rights, population and the new millennium, facts and figures, important historical documents, the presidents, and essays on important events, people and places.
Catalog Number: #110252
Format: Publisher's Hardcover
No other formats available
Copyright Date: 2015
Edition Date: 2015
Pages: 272 pages
Availability: Available
ISBN: 1-426-32092-2
ISBN 13: 978-1-426-32092-7
Dewey: 973.03
LCCN: 2015013153
Dimensions: 31 cm.
Language: English
Reviews:
School Library Journal Starred Review
Gr 4 Up Every inch of this book is expertly executed. In the first section, "Story of a Nation," the author explains in a succession of tidy spreads how the United States was shaped socially, politically, and geographically by major forces, such as the arrival of the English in North America. Following this foundation building, each state is presented in its own gorgeous four-page chapter. In addition to incorporating the expected material regarding state emblems and population stats, the work includes a concise history for each state, an illustrated time line, and a detailed map. The book is packed with facts, all of which are presented in neatly phrased narratives or in bright, eye-catching sidebars. While much of the material presented is of the report-ready, workaday varietytopography, industry, tourist attractionssome details add narrative sparkle. In keeping with National Geographic tradition, the illustrations in this title are first-rate. The bulk of images are full-color photographs. Archival drawings fill in design gaps.
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School Library Journal Starred Review (5/1/16)
Bibliography Index/Note: Includes bibliographical references (page 266) and index.
Reading Level: 3.0
Interest Level: 3-6
Lexile: IG1150L
Guided Reading Level: T

The richness of America in all its grandueur and diversity is captured in this comprehensive, authoritative, and lively United States Encyclopedia. With a team of experts and talented writers, this book will be the definitive United States reference resource for kids, and an indespensible tool for home and school.

Every state in the union is showcased in a spectacular way in this big, beautiful book of the U.S. Awesome to look at, fun to read, and easy to use, it includes an unparalleled amount of information that is both intriguing and useful. Beginning with a lush thematic section covering topics from early America to civil rights, population, and the new millennium, the United States Encyclopedia then delves into vibrant essays on each state and the U.S. territories. Fun facts about people, places, and events are sprinkled throughout. Also included: U.S. facts and figures, a listing of the presidents, and overviews of important historical American documents.


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