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|ISBN:||9781422232996||Author:||Colleen Madonna Flood Williams (author)|
|Named for the equator, which passes through it, the Republic of Ecuador sits on the western coast of South America. One of the smallest countries of the continent, Ecuador nevertheless features a wide variety of terrain: high mountain peaks, tropical forests, grasslands, sw-capped volcaes, and glacial lakes. Off the Pacific coast, about 600 miles (966 km) to the west, lie Ecuador's rewned Galpagos Islands, home to more than 5,000 species of plants and animals. About half of Ecuadors 15.2 million inhabitants live in the country's fertile, coastal lowlands, where crops like cocoa, bananas, rice, and cotton are grown for export. Ecuador is also kwn for exports of flowers. The other half of the population resides in the Andean highlands, particularly around the capital city of Quito. More than 70 percent of the population are mestizos, the descendants of Spanish colonists who intermarried with indigeus people. There's a lot to discover about Ecuador! Each title in this series contains color photos, maps, a chrology of events related to the country, recipes, list of festivals, ideas for projects and reports, and back matter including: an index, further reading lists for books and internet resources, and a series glossary. Mason Crests editorial team has placed Key Icons to Look for throughout the books in this series in an effort to encourage library readers to build kwledge, gain awareness, explore possibilities and expand their viewpoints through our content rich n-fiction books. Key Icons are as follows: Words to Understand are shown at the front of each chapter with definitions. These words are then used in the prose throughout that chapter, and are emboldened, so that the reader is able to reference back to the definitions- build|
|Publisher||Mason Crest Publishers|
|eBay Product ID (ePID)||220714515|
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|Author(s)||Colleen Madonna Flood Williams|
|Place of Publication||Broomall, Pa|
|Series Title||Discovering South America: History, Politics, and Culture|
|Format Details||Sewn,Cloth over Boards|
|Country of Publication||United States|
|Subject||Children's General Non-Fiction|
|Imprint||Mason Crest Publishers|
|Series Part/Volume Number||13|
|Date of Publication||15/08/2015|
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