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The Bahamas is the name for a group of more than 700 islands, cays, and islets located about 50 miles (80 km) off the eastern coast of Florida. The Bahamas extend in a chain stretching southeastward more than 500 miles (800 km). However, only about 20 of these islands are inhabited, with 70 percent of the country's 320,000 residents living on New Providence, where the capital, Nassau, is located. Another 17 percent of the population lives on Grand Bahama, the island closest to the United States. Famous for its mild climate, coral reefs, and spectacular beaches, the Bahamas attracts millions of visitors each year from around the world. For centuries the islands were part of the British Empire, but gained independence in 1973. Today, the Bahamas enjoys great prosperity as a popular tourist destination and international finance center. There's a lot to discover about the Bahamas! Each title in this series contains color photos, maps, a chronology of events related to the country, recipes, list of festivals, ideas for projects and reports, and back matter including: an index, further reading lists for books and internet resources, and a series glossary. Mason Crest's editorial team has placed Key Icons to Look for throughout the books in this series in an effort to encourage library readers to build knowledge, gain awareness, explore possibilities and expand their viewpoints through our content rich non-fiction books. Key Icons are as follows: Words to Understand are shown at the front of each chapter with definitions. These words are then used in the prose throughout that chapter, and are emboldened, so that the reader is able to reference back to the definitions- building their vocabulary and enhancing their reading comprehension. Sidebars are highlighted graphics with content rich material within that allows readers to build knowledge and broaden their perspectives by weaving together additional information to provide realistic and holistic perspectives. Text Dependent Questions are placed at the end of each chapter. They challenge the reader's comprehension of the chapter they have just read, while sending the reader back to the text for more careful attention to the evidence presented there. Research Projects are provided at the end of each book and provide readers with suggestions for projects and reports that encourage deeper research and analysis. A Series Glossary of Key Terms is included in the back matter contains terminology used throughout the series. Words found here broaden the reader's knowledge and understanding of terms used in this field.
Publisher: Philadelphia : Mason Crest, [2016]
ISBN: 9781422233160
Characteristics: 63 pages : illustrations, map ; 21 cm


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