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Title:
Italy
Author:
Winter, Jane Kohen, 1959-
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Edition:
Second edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Marshall Cavendish, [2003]

©2003
Physical Description:
144 pages : color illustrations, maps ; 25 cm.
Summary:
Describes the geography, history, government, economy, and culture of Italy.
Language:
English
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 9.6 5.0 67236.
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ISBN:
9780761415008
Format :
Book

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Learn everything about Italy, including its history, culture, economy, art, people and government. 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-Colorful photographs with informative captions decorate almost every page of these revised editions (both 1995), contributing to an attractive layout. Various maps, such as an economic map and a cultural map, further explain the texts. The time line references events in the country and puts them in relation to what was happening elsewhere in the world. In Spain, the authors go into great detail about the "observance of Catholicism," generalizing that "most Spaniards now identify themselves by material means more than by religious beliefs." They then devote three pages to explanations of the seven sacraments of the Catholic Church. In contrast, Italy explains the role of the Catholic Church in the lives of Italians. Collections that have books about these countries from the "Enchantment of the World" series (Children's, 2001; 1999) probably don't need these titles.-Blair Christolon, Prince William Public Library System, Manassas, VA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.