North Americans know that their "New World" is only part of what Columbus discovered in 1492. In this 4-vol. set, in appealing form, is the story of the other Americas -- the borderlands of Old (and New) Mexico, Central America, the Caribbean, and South America. Derived from Scribner's Encyclopedia of Latin American History and Culture, yet enriched with new art and current events, this set introduces students to a world as familiar as Christopher Columbus and our Latino heritage, as foreign as the jungles of the Amazon and ancient citadel of Machu Picchu. Here are the beauty of Haitian folk art and the beat of Brazil's bossa nova-along with the brutality of Salvadoran death squads and Argentine "disappearances." In A-Z format, 749 articles are complemented by 60 color and more than 200 black-and-white pictures and maps. Boxed special features, topical and general chronologies, and marginal definitions are some of the aids that make this set appropriate for every school and public library.
"Gr 6-10. This set, based on Encyclopedia of Latin American History and Culture has been adapted for younger readers. Alphabetically arranged entries cover cultural, historical, and political topics. The articles on past civilizations, movements, writers, and lengthy entries on individual countries will be particularly useful. [Students]...will encounter broad-ranging articles on archaeology, architecture, art, and other sites and artists. In format, Latin America resembles other Scribner's student encyclopedias such as Ancient Greece and Rome, and has been designed with accessibility in mind. The clean layout features wide margins that offer framed entry words, definitions, sidebars, time lines, and see references...It will serve its audience well."
--School Library Journal (August 2000)
Price: US $629.00