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Author Gritzner, Charles F.
Title Peru / Charles F. Gritzner and Yvonne Gritzner.
Pub Info Philadelphia : Chelsea House Publishers, c2005.
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book jacket
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 Hyannis Children's Room  J 985 Gritzner     AVAILABLE
 Vineyard Haven Children's  J 985 GRI     AVAILABLE
Descript 120 p. : col. ill., col. maps ; 25 cm.
Series Modern world nations
Modern world nations.
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references (p. 110) and index.
Contents Introducing Peru -- Land of environmental diversity -- Native cultures -- People and culture -- Political history and government -- Peru's economy: problems and prospects -- Living in Peru today -- Peru looks ahead -- Facts at a glance -- History at a glance.
Summary Peru's promise and problems are explored. By any measure, Peru is one of the world's most scenic, historic, intriguing, and diverse countries. But in many ways, it also is a very troubled land. Few countries have a greater potential for development than Peru, but the country reflects a glorious and turbulent past and faces an uncertain future. Peru's cultural history is as diverse and fascinating as the country's natural landscapes. Since the conquest, Spaniards have dominated the country's political, social, and economic institutions leading to an imbalance of power and opportunity between different groups in the land. These problems spill over in political instability and terrorist activity and have had a negative impact on all Peruvians.
Subject Peru -- Juvenile literature.
Peru.
Add Author Gritzner, Yvonne.
ISBN 0791074781
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