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Peru
  • Format
  • HARDCOVER
  • Authored by: Charles F. Gritzner and Yvonne Gritzner
  • From the Series: Modern World Nations
  • Trim Size: 6-1/2 x 9-1/4
  • ISBN-10: 0791074781
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-7910-7478-7
  • Status: In Stock
  • List Price: $35.00
  • Imprint: Chelsea House
  • Published: 05/01/2004
  • Dewey Number: 985
  • Reading Level: Grades 6-12
  • Pages: 120

Summary

Peru is a poor nation with a very dispersed distribution of population due to the ruggedness, dryness, or wetness of its various regions. More than one-half of the population, most of them Native Americans, live in the high plains of the Central Andes. The resources and performance of Peru's agriculture are so poor that much of its food must be imported. It trades its mineral resources for the money it needs to buy these imports.

Specifications

Full-color illustrations Full-color laminated cover, reinforced binding Facts at a Glance, History at a Glance, Index, Full-color maps

About the Author(s)

Series consulting editor and coauthor Charles F. Gritzner is Distinguished Professor of Geography Emeritus at South Dakota State University in Brookings. Gritzner has served as both president and executive director of the National Council for Geographic Education and has received the council’s highest honor, the George J. Miller Award for Distinguished Service to Geographic Education, as well as other honors from the NCGE, Association of American Geographers, and other organizations.

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