By Zoran Pavlovic, Professor Charles F Gritzner
; first-class introductory texts.; those information-packed volumes offer complete overviews of every nation's humans, geography, heritage, executive, economic system, and tradition; Full-colour illustrations and full-colour maps all through entire overviews of every nation's humans, geography, heritage, govt, economic climate, and tradition
By Rebecca Hogue Wojahn
Welcome to an African cloud woodland! As you put off down the mountain course, all you spot forward is a thick tangle of vines and bamboo timber. however the cloud woodland is filled with lifestyles, from a collared sunbird soaring over a few flora to a leopard stalking a massive wooded area hog. Day and evening within the cloud wooded area, the search is directly to locate nutrition - and to prevent changing into an individual else's subsequent meal. All residing issues are hooked up to each other in a nutrients chain, from animal to animal, animal to plant, plant to insect, and bug to animal. What course will you are taking to keep on with the nutrition chain in the course of the cloud woodland? Will you . . . Watch a fierce honey badger conflict a deadly snake? Slink in addition to an African golden cat because it tails its prey? Munch on a few leaves with a kinfolk of mountain gorillas? persist with all 3 chains and lots of extra in this who-eats-what event!
By Elisabeth P. Myers
The inspiring tale of Frederick Douglass’s upward thrust from slavery to prominence as an early abolitionist and civil rights champion is featured during this quantity of the younger Patriots sequence. concentrating on Douglass’s early years, this profile info his tricky upbringing as a slave on a Maryland plantation, his early separation from his mom, and his circulate as a teenager to the house of the Auld relations in Baltimore. From a tender age, Douglass knew that wisdom was a passport out of slavery, and this biography finds his fierce commitment to education. Lively drawings illustrate the weather in which he grew up and the hurdles faced at the street to equality and freedom. unique positive aspects comprise a precis of Douglass’s grownup accomplishments, together with his place as advisor to President Lincoln; little-known proof approximately him; and a time line of his lifestyles.