Cover image for Iran
John Bartholomew and Son.
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Publication Information:
Edinburgh : J. Bartholomew, [1977]

Physical Description:
1 map : color ; 72 x 82 cm.
General Note:
Relief shown by gradient tints and spot heights. Depths shown by gradient tints.

Legend in English and French.

Includes inset of Tehran.
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Call Number
Material Type
Home Location
Item Holds
170M-1 Map Central Closed Stacks-Folio Non-Circ

On Order

Reviews 1

Booklist Review

Gr. 3^-5, younger for reading aloud. With lots of big color pictures and a simple text, each photo-essay in the Faces and Places series introduces a country to a young audience. There's a big clear map and then a double-page spread for each subject: geography, history, plants and animals, food, work, pastimes and holidays, etc. Some of the text is the usual generic stuff ("The Polish people love to be outside. . . Family, friends, and education are very important to the Polish people"); but the specific details and the contemporary photos give a strong sense of both the places and the people who live there. The book on Iran talks a lot about the politics, past and present, and makes clear that not all Iranians are the same. The books, which include a glossary and a list of Web sites, are a good starting place for report writing and for young readers interested in family roots and connections. --Hazel Rochman



Briefly surveys the history, geography, plants and animals, people, and culture of this dry Middle Eastern country formerly called Persia. Excerpted from Iran by Elma Schemenauer All rights reserved by the original copyright owners. Excerpts are provided for display purposes only and may not be reproduced, reprinted or distributed without the written permission of the publisher.