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Title:
China
Author:
Ferroa, Peggy Grace, 1959-
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Edition:
Second edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Marshall Cavendish, [2002]

©2002
Physical Description:
144 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm.
Language:
English
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 8.4 4.0 63894.
ISBN:
9780761414742
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

This book provides information on the geography, history, wildlife, governmental structure, economy, cultural diversity, peoples, religion, and culture of China. 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 5-8-- After four short stage-setting chapters on geography, history, government, and economy, Ferroa delves into various aspects of China's culture. Her text, although straightforward and well organized, is so riddled with errors as to necessitate a companion volume of almost equal length to correct them all. A couple of the more egregious: ``In the 13th century, the Jesuits came to China . . . ''--an impossibility as the Jesuits were not even founded until 1534; `` . . . Chinese words are the oldest form of written language in the world''--even recent findings give Sumerian the edge. Many well-produced, full-color photos are included; there are four maps, one of which is useless and another of which is contradicted by its accompanying text. The illustrations are invariably interesting and well chosen, although occasionally their captions are extremely sloppy. McLenighan's People's Republic of China (Childrens, 1984), for slightly younger children, and Major's The Land and People of China (Lippincott, 1989) for older, although both flawed, give more cogent presentations of China, with far fewer errors. --John Philbrook, San Francisco Public Library (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.