SwedenBook - 2001
From familiar neighbors to distant parts of the globe, this engaging series offers readers a close-up look at countries around the world. Vivid color photographs enhance up-to-date information on each country's geography, history, system of government, lifestyle, language, art, food, and more. An intriguing section of special features provides a window into each country's unique customs, as well as its current issues. Each volume details its country's current and historical relations with the United States and Canada, emphasizing the rich sharing of cultures that helps define today's global society. Also included in each volume is a black-and-white classroom map, easy to photocopy for classroom activities.The fourth largest country in Europe, Sweden is well-known for its efficiency. Once the center of a great overseas empire, Sweden now follows a policy of political neutrality, which it has upheld for almost two hundred years. From the revolutionary inventions of Alfred Nobel to the creation of a comprehensive welfare state, this volume provides insight into a nation that is proud of its Scandinavian heritage.
Publisher: Milwaukee, WI : Gareth Stevens Pub., 2001.
Branch Call Number: J948.5 WAGNER
Characteristics: 96 p. : ill. (some col.), maps (some col.) ; 27 cm.