Ecuador (Discovering South America: History, Politics, and Culture Series)

Ecuador (Discovering South America: History, Politics, and Culture Series)

by Colleen Madonna Flood Williams


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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 Andean summits, tropical forests and savannas, snow-edged volcanoes, and glacial lakes. About 600 miles to the west lie Ecuador's renowned Galápagos Islands, home to more than 5,000 species of plants and animals.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781422232996
Publisher: Mason Crest Publishers
Publication date: 08/28/2015
Series: Discovering South America: History, Politics, and Culture Series
Edition description: New
Pages: 64
Sales rank: 1,214,283
Product dimensions: 8.10(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.10(d)
Age Range: 12 - 15 Years

Table of Contents

Introduction James D. Henderson 6

Big Things in Little Packages 9

Incas, Independence, and Oil 19

The Economy of Ecuador 27

From Shamans to Cyber Cafés 35

Cities and Communities 43

A Calendar of Ecuadorian 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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