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Venezuela
  • Format
  • HARDCOVER
  • Authored by: Richard A. Crooker
  • From the Series: Modern World Nations
  • Trim Size: 6-1/2 x 9-1/4
  • ISBN-10: 0791088340
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-7910-8834-0
  • Status: In Stock
  • List Price: $35.00
  • Imprint: Chelsea House
  • Published: 02/01/2006
  • Dewey Number: 987
  • Reading Level: Grades 6-12
  • Pages: 120

Summary

As the northernmost country in South America, Venezuela shares borders with the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean to the north, Brazil to the south, Colombia to the southwest and west, and Guyana to the east. Plains and mountains dominate Venezuela’s geographic landscape, and the nation is home to the world’s highest waterfall, Angel Falls, as well as one of South America’s longest rivers, the Orinoco. Thanks to its native and Spanish heritage, Venezuela’s cultural landscape is equally diverse: More than two-thirds of its citizens are mestizos (mixed European and Indian ancestry). This book explores the fascinating sights and history that make Venezuela unique.

Specifications

25-30 full-color photographs.

About the Author(s)

Richard A. Crooker is a geography professor at Kutztown University in Pennsylvania, where he teaches physical geography, oceanography, map reading, and climatology. He received a Ph.D. in geography from the University of California, Riverside. Dr. Crooker is a member of the Association of American Geographers and the National Council for Geographic Education. He has received numerous research grants, including three from the National Geographic Society, and published books and articles on a wide variety of geographical topics.

Reviews and Awards

“…competently researched…”
The Horn Book Guide

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