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Publisher: Barron's Educational Series
Year Published: 2016
ISBN: 9781438008301
Grades: Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grades 7 to 12

Wonders of the World

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A wonderful world is waiting to be explored…Lost cities, roaring waterfalls, towering monuments
From the appropriately named series, Visual Explorers, readers will spend much of their time exploring large photographs of amazing places and structures throughout the world in this photograph feast.  Including some of the ancient to natural wonders of the world, readers will discover the history, key facts, and view large photographs of each place, whether natural or manmade.  Other books in this series include Extreme Earth; Insects and Spiders; Ocean Life; Predators; Rainforests; Rocks, Crystals and Gems; and Space.
Some of the added features to the book, make it a useful resource for research. Enlarging and adding bolded font to key words in the main paragraph allows beginning readers and/or adult English learners to focus in on the most important information on each page. This makes it a good tool for teachers who are training students to extract key facts about a topic into jot notes during the research process. Including a map identifying the location of the place would help formulate a context for readers.  A brief table of contents, glossary and index are included.

This Visual Explorers series will be a welcome edition to any school or public library, as readers today have an appetite for visual information. 

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