TurkeyBook - 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.Bridging the continents of Asia and Europe, Turkey has long been a meeting point for Eastern and Western cultures. The Ottoman Empire indelibly marked world history as well as Turkish culture. Today, the Turks are masters at the art of striking a graceful balance between tradition and modernity. From the arid plateaus of Anatolia to bustling Istanbul, from simple village huts to opulent Ottoman mosques, this book explores a country of astounding natural beauty and cultural complexity.
Publisher: Milwaukee, WI : Gareth Stevens Pub., 2001.
Characteristics: 96 p. :,ill. (some col.), maps (some col.) ;,27 cm. --