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Author: Zilah Deckker; David J Robinson; João Cezar de Castro Rocha; National Geographic Society (U.S.)
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : National Geographic ; Enfield : Ragged Bears [distributor], [2008] ©2008
Series: Countries of the world (Washington, D.C.)
Edition/Format:   Print book : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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An overview of the South American nation of Brazil that includes information on its geography, history, government, lifestyles, language, customs, and current issues.
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Genre/Form: Juvenile works
Juvenile literature
Material Type: Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Zilah Deckker; David J Robinson; João Cezar de Castro Rocha; National Geographic Society (U.S.)
ISBN: 9781426302985 1426302983
OCLC Number: 299036226
Notes: Map and "Time line of Brazilian history" on lining papers.
Description: 64 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 25 cm.
Contents: Geography: A Tropical Paradise 7 --
Nature: Wonderful Wildlife 17 --
History: A New World 25 --
People & Culture: A Melting Pot 37 --
Government & Economy: Prepared for Greatness 49 --
Add a Little Extra to Your Country Report! 58. Geography : A tropical paradise --
Varied weather --
Fast facts --
Average temperature & rainfall --
Physical map --
The meeting of the waters --
Island in the river --
Wet feet --
The devil's throat. Nature : Wonderful wildlife --
Wildlife zones --
Species at risk --
Vegetation & Ecosystems map --
Killer fish of the Amazon --
Pink river dolphin --
Red tree. History : A new world --
Ancient civilizations --
Time line --
Historical map --
Wild about pottery --
A colonial gem --
Remembering Zumbi --
A capital on the move. People & culture : A melting pot --
Crowded cities --
Common Portuguese phrases --
Population map --
National holidays --
Spirits and saints --
The biggest party on Earth --
The world at his feet --
The floating birdcage. Government & economy : Prepared for greatness --
Maintaining democracy --
Trading partners --
Political map --
How the government works --
Industry --
Rubber hero --
Rags to riches.
Series Title: Countries of the world (Washington, D.C.)
Responsibility: Zilah Deckker ; David Robinson and João Cezar de Castro Rocha, consultants.

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An overview of the South American nation of Brazil that includes information on its geography, history, government, lifestyles, language, customs, and current issues.

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