Cover image for Bolivia / by Nel Yomtov.
Bolivia / by Nel Yomtov.
[Updated edition].
Publication Information:
New York, NY : Children's Press, an imprint of Scholastic Inc., 2019.

Physical Description:
144 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color maps ; 25 cm
A land of contrasts -- Peaks, plains, and forests -- Nature's bounty -- Conquest and independence -- Democracy at work -- Vast potential -- People and language -- The faiths of a people -- A rich culture -- Daily life -- Timeline -- Fast facts.
"This book details the history, culture, geography and government of Bolivia."--Provided by publisher.


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984 YOM Book Junior Collection

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Located in the middle of South America, Bolivia is often called the Jewel of the Andes. Readers will tour the countrys snowcapped peaks, arid deserts, fertile plains, and lush rain forests while examining its diverse wildlife, and learning about its history. They will also get to know Bolivias people and find out how they live from what they eat and do for fun, to the kinds of homes they live in and the belief systems are most prevalent. Features include maps and photos; sidebars that highlight individuals, places and events; fun facts and statistics; a timeline; economic information; flags and more.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 A Land of Contrasts
Diverse people and dramatic landscapes make up this South American nationp. 6
Chapter 2 Peaks, Plains, and Forests
From the soaring Andes to the lush jungles to the arid plains, Bolivia is spectacularp. 10
Chapter 3 Nature's Bounty
An incredible array of plants and animals live in Bolivia's diverse habitatsp. 26
Chapter 4 Conquest and Independence
The story of Bolivia spans more than ten thousand yearsp. 38
Chapter 5 Democracy at Work
After a long history of strife, Bolivia has experienced decades of stable governmentp. 58
Chapter 6 Vast Potential
Potatoes, tin, and natural gas are all produced in Boliviap. 70
Chapter 7 People and Language
Most Bolivians have mixed indigenous and European ancestryp. 84
Chapter 8 The Faiths of a People
Many Bolivians follow both traditional religions and Christianityp. 96
Chapter 9 A Rich Culture
Bolivia is renowned for its haunting music and diverse craftsp. 104
Chapter 10 Daily Life
Warm hats, delicious food, and colorful carnivals are a regular part of life in Boliviap. 114
Timelinep. 128
Fast Factsp. 130
To Find Out Morep. 134
Indexp. 136