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North America by  Nellie B. Allen

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North America
by Nellie B. Allen
Start your exploration of North America with New England, then proceed south through the Appalachian Highlands and the Coastal Plain before turning west to the Mississippi Valley and beyond to the Great Plains, the Rocky Mountains, and Pacific Coast. Along the way author Nellie B. Allen introduces you to the geographical features that influence the crops grown and the minerals mined, with particular stress on the the way water flows and efforts to control its movement both for agricultural use and transportation of goods. Canada too is visited from east to west, then Mexico and the seven countries of Central America, followed by the islands of the Caribbean. A comprehensive tour that connects the reader to all the countries of North America leading to greater appreciation for its peoples, their various ways of living, and the agricultural and industrial pursuits they engage in. Questions throughout the text and suggested activities at the end of each chapter encourage the reader to consider the material more thoughtfully.  Ages 10-18
452 pages $19.95   

Table of Contents

Front Matter

A Trip through New England
In and Around the Appalachian Highlands
A Visit to Our Coastal Plain
Up the Mississippi into the Central Plains
Westward to the Great Plains
The Wonders of Our Rocky Mountain Highland
Over the Mountains to the Western Plateaus
The Pacific Mountains and Lowlands
The Great Country of Alaska
Our Northern Neighbors, Canada and Newfoundland
In the Maritime Provinces
Newfoundland and Labrador
On the Uplands and Lowlands of Quebec and Ontario
Over the Great Canadian Plains
Mountains and Valleys of Western Canada
The Country of Mexico
Some Mexican Industries
The Seven Little Countries of Central America
Some Islands around North America
A Trip to the West Indies
General Review

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