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Annotation: Discover the history, terrain, people, culture, government, wildlife, and cuisine of Australia.
Genre: World history
Catalog Number: #170574
Format: Library Binding
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Publisher: Rourke Publishing
Copyright Date: 2019
Edition Date: 2019
Pages: 32 pages
Availability: Available
ISBN: 1-641-56412-1
ISBN 13: 978-1-641-56412-0
Dewey: 994
LCCN: 2018930433
Dimensions: 24 cm.
Language: English
ALA Booklist
Continents and countries are a mainstay of elementary- and middle-school reports, and these entries in the Earth's Continents series (7 titles) offer the usual fare ographic features, history, states or provinces, etc. ong with some intriguing contemporary topics, unusual facts, and plenty of helpful context. Australia showcases the country and continent's diverse wildlife (including "17 species of the world's most venomous snakes"), varied biomes and geological structures, and World Heritage sites. Notably, the author does an excellent job of explaining the history of the Aboriginal people as well as the detrimental affect European colonization had and continues to have on Australia's native population: "The Australian government has taken steps to make things better, but there is more to be done." Each volume is heavily illustrated with captioned photos and closes with the usual back matter, along with a recipe and an activity. Although broad in overall scope, these introductions to continents offer enough pithy, interest-piquing facts to encourage further, deeper research elsewhere.
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ALA Booklist (12/1/18)
Bibliography Index/Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Reading Level: 3.0
Interest Level: 3-6
Lexile: 930L

The world's smallest continent is one of the world's largest deserts. But that dry land is teeming with wildlife. Australia, the only country that's also its own continent, is home to more species than any other developed country. Discover Australia's people, government, cultures, wildlife, and foods. Create an Aboriginal dot painting. Then bake some classic Australian Damper biscuits! This book supports the C3 framework for Social Studies State Standards focusing on civics, economics, geography, and history. Readers will explore Australia to learn about its geography, climate, culture, history, and more. Book jacket.

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