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Scholastic atlas of the United States
Rubel, David.
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Publication Information:
New York : Scholastic Reference, 2000.
Physical Description:
144 pages ; 31 cm
Maps of each state in the United States, organized by region, accompanied by facts and figures.
General Note:
Includes index and glossary.
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G1200 .R8 2000 Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf
G1200 .R8 2000 Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf
G1200 .R8 2000 Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf
G1200 .R8 2000 Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf

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The Scholastic Atlas of the United States is an essential, up-to-date resource that offers children a large, detailed, full-color map of each of the fifty states plus the District of Columbia. Each map illustrates the major features of that state, including major cities, state capital, interstate highways, lakes, rivers, marshlands, forests, mountain systems, national parks, refuges, and Native American reservations. Vital statistics are listed below the map. Young researchers can discover their state's flower, tree, area, date of statehood, motto, population, and more.

Next to each map is an information page that describes those things that give each state its own character. The meaning and origin of each state's name as well as fascinating information about each state's people, way of life, and major industries are presented through photographs, graphics, and a brief essay.

Helpful appendices include maps of Atlantic possessions, Pacific possessions, U.S. population density, major U.S. river systems, U.S. geographic regions, and U.S. territorial expansion. An index is also included.

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School Library Journal Review

Gr 3-5-This atlas is organized by region, then alphabetically by state. Each double-page state entry includes a nearly full-page, easy-to-read color map noting major towns, bodies of water, highways, hints of topography, natural resources, and national parks. Framing the map is a list of fast facts (nickname, capital, motto, population and rank, state flower, tree, bird, and sometimes fish) and a "Did You Know?" tidbit. The opposite page includes three paragraphs of text and small captioned photographs, charts, and maps, and a picture of the state flag. The information provided is minimal but should answer all the questions for those first reports on the individual states. Problematically, there is no introductory labeled map showing the entire U.S. However, there are useful appendixes with large, colorful maps depicting time zones, Atlantic and Pacific possessions, population density, major river systems, geographic regions, and territorial expansion. While a number of other resources including the Children's Millennium Atlas of the United States (Rand McNally, 1999) provide more substantive treatment of the topic, the Scholastic Atlas is a serviceable resource.-John Palmer, Bryan & College Station Library System, Bryan, TX (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Table of Contents

How to Use This Bookp. 6
New Englandp. 8
Connecticutp. 10
Mainep. 12
Massachusettsp. 14
New Hampshirep. 16
Rhode Islandp. 18
Vermontp. 20
Mid-Atlanticp. 22
Delawarep. 24
Marylandp. 26
New Jerseyp. 28
New Yorkp. 30
Pennsylvaniap. 32
Washington, D.C.p. 34
Southp. 36
Alabamap. 38
Arkansasp. 40
Floridap. 42
Georgiap. 44
Kentuckyp. 46
Louisianap. 48
Mississippip. 50
North Carolinap. 52
South Carolinap. 54
Tennesseep. 56
Virginiap. 58
West Virginiap. 60
Midwestp. 62
Illinoisp. 64
Indianap. 66
Iowap. 68
Michiganp. 70
Minnesotap. 72
Missourip. 74
Ohiop. 76
Wisconsinp. 78
Great Plainsp. 80
Kansasp. 82
Nebraskap. 84
North Dakotap. 86
South Dakotap. 88
Mountainp. 90
Coloradop. 92
Idahop. 94
Montanap. 96
Utahp. 98
Wyomingp. 100
Southwestp. 102
Arizonap. 104
Nevadap. 106
New Mexicop. 108
Oklahomap. 110
Texasp. 112
Pacificp. 114
Alaskap. 116
Californiap. 118
Hawaiip. 120
Oregonp. 122
Washingtonp. 124
Appendicesp. 126
Atlantic Possessionsp. 128
Pacific Possessionsp. 130
U.S. Population Densityp. 132
Major U.S. River Systemsp. 133
U.S. Geographic Regionsp. 134
U.S. Territorial Expansionp. 135
Glossaryp. 136
Indexp. 138
Photo Creditsp. 144