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England, Second Edition
  • Format
  • HARDCOVER
  • Authored by: Alan Allport with additional text by George Wingfield; Series Editor: Charles F. Gritzner
  • From the Series: Modern World Nations
  • Trim Size: 6-1/2 x 9-1/4
  • ISBN-10: 0791095142
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-7910-9514-0
  • Status: In Stock
  • List Price: $35.00
  • Imprint: Chelsea House
  • Published: 10/01/2007
  • Dewey Number: 942
  • Reading Level: Grades 6-12
  • Pages: 128

Summary

Since Alfred the Great united England in the 9th century CE, this northwestern European country has played a prominent role in world affairs. From its early days as the world's leading naval power—which enabled it to spread its influence over an area larger than one-fourth of the world's surface—to the period when it served as the center of the Industrial Revolution, England has long been one of the world's most influential countries. Newly updated and featuring striking full-color photographs, maps, and other accessible study features, England is a detailed exploration of the people, culture, history, geography, environment, economy, and government of this enduring nation.

Specifications

Full-color photographs. Facts at a glance. History at a glance. Full-color maps. Bibliography. Further reading. Index.

About the Author(s)

Alan Allport was born in Whiston, England, and grew up in East Yorkshire. He has an M.A. in history from the University of Pennsylvania and is currently a Ph.D. candidate there, with a special interest in 19th- and 20th-century European history. He is the author of American Military Policy, Freedom of Speech, and Immigration Policy in Chelsea House's Point/Counterpoint series.

George Wingfield is a graduate of Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland, where he earned both a B.A. and an M.A. in natural sciences. He has worked as an astronomer at the Royal Greenwich Observatory and as an engineer and consultant for IBM. He has contributed to a number of books on the crop circle phenomenon in Britain and, in 1992, presented a lecture on the topic at the Smithsonian Institution and appeared on Larry King Live. He currently leads tours of ancient and sacred sites in England, Scotland, and Ireland.

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