by Leeanne Gelletly


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Named for South America's famed independence fighter Simón Bolívar, landlocked Bolivia rests in the center of the continent. With its snowy mountain peaks, tropical rain forests, and grasslands, the nation holds vast mineral resources and great natural beauty. But because of a long history of unstable, short-lived governments, Bolivia remains one of the least-developed and poorest countries in Latin American.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781422206997
Publisher: Mason Crest
Publication date: 01/02/2009
Series: South America Today Series
Pages: 63
Product dimensions: 7.80(w) x 7.80(h) x 0.20(d)
Lexile: 1300L (what's this?)
Age Range: 9 - 11 Years

Table of Contents

Introduction James D. Henderson 6

A Land at the Top of the World 9

A Turbulent History 17

Creating a Free-Market Economy 27

People of Ancient Traditions 35

Rapid Growth in Urban Centers 43

A Calendar of Bolivian Festivals 50

Recipes 52

Glossary 54

Project and Report Ideas 56

Chronology 58

Further Reading/Internet Resources 60

For More Information 61

Index 62

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