With assignments based on geography or a student's ethnic and cultural background as staples in many middle schools today, U ·X ·L presents a new resource devoted to physical geography. Designed specifically for students in grades 5-12, this 5-vol. Set includes information on physical properties and characteristics of nearly 200 countries. Included are approximately 200 alphabetically arranged entries; 200 maps; 450 black-and-white photographs, illustrations, graphs and tables; "Words to Know" section; world rankings; and a general index.
"...impressive and comprehensive. The encyclopedia is specifically designed for students in grades 5-12, although anyone having an interest in a country's physical geography can use it...nicely organized...a valuable reference tool for any student."
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