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Facts about the states

Author: Joseph Nathan Kane; Janet Podell; Steven Anzovin
Publisher: New York : H.W. Wilson, 1993.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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Compiled from a wide range of federal and state sources, this book offers concise factual portraits of the fifty states, Puerto Rico, and the District of Columbia and contains authoritative information on the following: State names, mottos, songs, seals, flags, and other official symbols; geography, climate, and land use; national sites; landmark dates in state history; demography; major cities; government and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Local history
Miscellanea
Trivia and miscellanea
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Facts about the states.
New York : H.W. Wilson, 1993
(OCoLC)681070773
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joseph Nathan Kane; Janet Podell; Steven Anzovin
ISBN: 0824208498 9780824208493
OCLC Number: 28721579
Description: viii, 624 pages : illustrations, maps ; 27 cm
Contents: "This updated edition is designed to provide a detailed yet concise portrait of every state (as well as Washington, D.C., and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico). From a wide variety of sources, the editors have made a selection of facts and statistics that, in the aggregate, will give the reader a reliable understanding of the state's history, economy, population, cultural development, natural resources, and political system. To assist readers in pursuing their intersts further, each chapter concludes with an extensive bibliography of nonfiction and reference volumes and an annotated lists of literary works (fiction, memoirs, and biographies) in which the state and its people play a major role. Included in this edition are two new sections, one covering the environment, the other presenting unusual state facts" --
Pref.
Responsibility: editors, Joseph Nathan Kane, Janet Podell, Steven Anzovin.

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Compiled from a wide range of federal and state sources, this book offers concise factual portraits of the fifty states, Puerto Rico, and the District of Columbia and contains authoritative information on the following: State names, mottos, songs, seals, flags, and other official symbols; geography, climate, and land use; national sites; landmark dates in state history; demography; major cities; government and politics; state governors; state finances; economy, including employment, civilian labor force, defense contracts, and transportation; culture, sports, education, and state holidays; the state in literature: an annotated list of novels, stories, biographies, and memoirs describing regional life; and more.

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