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Vietnam : National Geographic Countries of the World - Dr Jen Green


National Geographic Countries of the World

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Discover Vietnam, the easternmost nation on the Indochina Peninsula. Take note of Vietnam’s economy, which in 2006 boasted the fastest growth rate in Southeast Asia. Learn about the legacy of the Vietnam War; and why America deployed large numbers of troops in South Vietnam between 1954 and 1973. Feel the heat of Vietnam’s tropical monsoon climate, with humidity averaging 84% throughout the year.

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Forewordp. 4
Geography: Mountains and Coastp. 7
At a Glancep. 8
Hot and Wet
Fast Facts
Average Temperature & Rainfall
Physical Map
Special Feature: River of the Nine Dragonsp. 11
Special Feature: Hills in the Seap. 12
Special Feature: Whose Islands Are They?p. 13
Nature: Hidden Wondersp. 15
At a Glancep. 16
Varied Habitats
Species at Risk
Vegetation & Ecosystems Map
Special Feature: Spraying the Forestp. 19
Special Feature: Red Dogsp. 20
History: A History of Strugglep. 23
At a Glancep. 24
Changing Rulers
Time line
Historical Map
Special Feature: Beside the Perfume Riverp. 28
Special Feature: A Brilliant Generalp. 30
Special Feature: An Underground Cityp. 31
Special Feature: The Boat Peoplep. 33
People & Culture: Among the Pagodasp. 35
At a Glancep. 36
A Growing Population
Common Vietnamese Phrases
Population Map
Special Feature: The Highlandersp. 39
Special Feature: National Holidaysp. 40
Special Feature: Hot Soupp. 42
Special Feature: One Pillar Pagodap. 45
Government & Economy: A New Directionp. 47
At a Glancep. 48
Provinces of Vietnam
Trading Partners
Political Map
Special Feature: How the Government Worksp. 50
Special Feature: Propaganda Artp. 52
Special Feature: Nation of Two Wheelsp. 55
Special Feature Map: Industryp. 56
Add a Little Extra to Your Country Report!p. 58
Glossaryp. 60
Bibliographyp. 61
Further Information
Indexp. 62
Creditsp. 64
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ISBN: 9781426302022
ISBN-10: 1426302029
Series: National Geographic Countries of the World
Audience: Children
For Ages: 9 - 11 years old
For Grades: 4 - 6
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 64
Published: 8th January 2008
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 24.77 x 18.42  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.38