Mapping the World
Australia, or the "Land Down Under," is an exotic place. Thousands of plants and animals can be found only on this continent, and its famous Outback is so hot and dry that almost no one lives there. Readers will enjoy traveling into the bush through the colorful images in this book as they learn about the geography, population, and natural resources of Australia with the help of detailed maps. Including an introduction to the continent's regions as well as some history of its settlement, the content of this book will be an excellent complement to the social studies curriculum. Fact boxes add even more fascinating information about the only continent that is also a single country.