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Title:
Caribbean islands : facts & figures
Author:
Hernandez, Romel.
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Publication Information:
Philadelphia : Mason Crest Publishers, [2004]

©2004
Physical Description:
63 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 21 cm.
Summary:
Presents information on the geography, history, economy, and people of the West Indies. Includes a chronology, recipes, project ideas, and more.
Language:
English
Contents:
The land -- History -- The economy -- The people and their culture -- The cities -- A calendar of Caribbean culture -- Recipes.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 8.3 1.0 68646.
ISBN:
9781590843086
Format :
Book

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Summary

Thousands of islands, large and small, are scattered throughout the warm waters of the Caribbean Sea. The largest of these islands are Cuba, Jamaica, Hispaniola (shared by Haiti and the Dominican Republic), and Puerto Rico; together, they are known as the Greater Antilles. Smaller islands include Barbados and Dominica; groups of islands include the Bahamas, the British and U.S. Virgin Islands, and the Leeward and Windward Islands. Some 40 million people live in the Caribbean. The culture of the region is a fascinating blend of native, European, and African influences that can very widely from island to island. Readers of this book are invited to discover the countries of the Caribbean: their history, natural features, economies, people and cultures, and important cities. Book jacket.


Table of Contents

James D. Henderson
Introductionp. 6
The Landp. 9
Historyp. 17
The Economyp. 27
The People and Their Culturep. 35
The Citiesp. 43
A Calendar of Caribbean Festivalsp. 48
Recipesp. 50
Glossaryp. 52
Major Islands of the Caribbean: Mapsp. 53
Project and Report Ideasp. 56
Chronologyp. 58
Further Reading/Internet Resourcesp. 60
For More Informationp. 61
Indexp. 62