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Nardo, Don, 1947-
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Publication Information:
San Diego, CA : Lucent Books, [2000]

Physical Description:
128 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Discusses the geography, history, people, and culture of Greece and its significance in the world today.
Reading Level:
1310 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR UG 11.2 5.0 51580.

Reading Counts RC 6-8 7.5 8 Quiz: 20672 Guided reading level: NR.
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DF757 .N37 2000 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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The site of one of history's most splendid civilizations, modern Greece is a small nation whose economy relies in large degree on the money it takes in from the thousands of tourists who visit each year to marvel at its glorious past.

Reviews 2

Booklist Review

In each volume of the World History series, Nardo distills a great deal of historical material into a focused, succinct, and well-organized presentation. Tracing centuries of development and change, the discussion develops key ideas through examples that bring them more sharply into focus. Adding weight to these ideas are well-sourced quotes from people writing during the period as well as modern scholars. The many color illustrations include maps, artworks such as paintings and sculptures, and photos of historical sites and artifacts. Greece encompasses not only political history but also influential developments in political thinking, philosophy, science, literature, architecture, sports, and the military. The section on the Olympics debunks the notion that early Olympic athletes were amateurs without financial backing. Useful for research, the series offers a solid combination of information and historical perspective.--Phelan, Carolyn Copyright 2010 Booklist

School Library Journal Review

Gr 6 Up-A well-organized view, enhanced by interesting sidelights, quotes from famous people and scholars, and important facts. The country's geography, history, culture, government, and economy are explored. There is one error: ELAS, which is identified as a guerilla force fighting against the communists during World War II, was in fact the military arm of the Greek communist party. The comprehensive narrative is followed by almost 30 pages of useful appendixes, including an annotated bibliography and list for further reading. The black-and-white illustrations are well captioned. It's unfortunate that there is no detailed relief map. Other recent books for children have a less erudite text and offer beautiful colored illustrations, which perhaps give a better idea of the country's atmosphere. This one is competent and up-to-date.-Judith Constantinides, formerly at East Baton Rouge Parish Main Library, LA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.