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Title:
Australia
Author:
Rajendra, Vijeya, 1936-
Personal Author:
Edition:
Second edition.
Publication Information:
New York : M. Cavendish, [2002]

©2002
Physical Description:
143 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm.
Summary:
Presents the history, geography, government, economy, environment, religion, people, and social life and customs of the island continent of Australia.
Language:
English
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 9.2 4.0 63893.
ISBN:
9780761414735
Format :
Book

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This title provides information on the geography, history, wildlife, governmental structure, economy, cultural diversity, peoples, religion and culture of Australia. All books of the critically-acclaimed Cultures of the World® series ensure an immersive experience by offering vibrant photographs with descriptive nonfiction narratives, and interactive activities such as creating an authentic traditional dish from an easy-to-follow recipe. Copious maps and detailed timelines present the past and present of the country, while exploration of the art and architecture help your readers to understand why diversity is the spice of Life.


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School Library Journal Review

Gr 4-6-- This book focuses on Australia's emerging multicultural society and the revitalized interest in native cultures. Topics include geography, history, language, the arts, food, and leisure activities. A chapter on festivals includes Sydney's Gay Mardi Gras and Darwin's Beer Can Regatta, topics that may be a bit sophisticated for intended readers. Full-color photographs are abundant and well placed, and occasional charts and insets provide supplemental details about related subjects. A map, a quick-facts chart, and an inadequate index are appended. One major error is the statement that Australia has three internal territories, including Jervis Bay Territory, which is never identified or located on the map. Jervis Bay is actually a detached portion of the Australian Capital Territory, not a separate political entity. Collections needing more diversified information will find it here, but patrons will be better served by Dan Garrett's Australia (Steck-Vaughn, 1990). --Jeanette Larson, Texas State Library, Austin (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.