Countries of The World: Mexico

Countries of The World: Mexico

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Join National Geographic's quest to find the heart and soul of Mexico. Journey through a land of incredible biodiversity: from Rio Grande to the Sierre MADRE. Visit Mexico City, the vast metropolis built on an ancient lakebed. Study the country's history of earthquakes and volcanoes and its current struggles to protect animal habitats.


Explore Mexico's history as the centre of the Olmec, Maya and Aztec civilizations in Beth Gruber's lively text. Learn how Mexico's borders once extended north to southern Wyoming, west to California, and east to Louisiana. Witness the cultural and political aftereffects of Spanish Catholicism and discover how the hacienda system of agriculture led to revolution. The author also explains the importance of family and traditions in Mexican culture and the country's rich artistic heritage. Finally, readers will come to understand the disappointments of the Revolution, the limits of the single-party system, social inequalities, the economy, emigration to the United States, and the effects of the tourist boom on the environment.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 64 pages
  • 185.4 x 238.8 x 10.2mm | 317.52g
  • Washington, DC, United States
  • English
  • 60 PLUS FULL-COLOR ILLUSTRATIO
  • 0792276698
  • 9780792276692
  • 922,012

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"My son loves these books. We started reading National Geographic Kids books when he was about six (he's nine now) and I can honestly say that these books have been instrumental in teaching him to read." - Consumer


"My kids love these books. Super fun and interesting." - Consumer
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About Beth Gruber

The National Geographic Kid is curious about the world around them, empowered in the face of challenges and responsible for others and the natural world. Combining these principles with the international educational heritage of Collins, this partnership is a natural fit for books that are funny, weird, exploratory, educational and loved by children.
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