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  • The Indian Ocean Tsunami of 2004by William W. Lace

    Infobase Publishing 2008; US$ 42.00

    On December 26, 2004, a gigantic earthquake ripped apart the floor of the Indian Ocean off the coast of Sumatra. The force of the quake sent a tsunami in all directions toward unprotected shores and unwarned populations, many in remote areas or secluded vacation spots. Within 12 hours, more than 200,000 people had been killed, and many more left injured... more...

  • Belgiumby George Wingfield

    Infobase Publishing 2008; US$ 36.00

    The information-packed volumes in this series provide comprehensive overviews of each nation's people, geography, history, government, economy, and culture while taking readers on a voyage of discovery to far-away lands. more...

  • The New Worldby Infobase Publishing

    Infobase Publishing 2010; US$ 42.00

    For thousands of years, the first residents of the Western Hemisphere had established unique worlds for themselves. From their earliest Ice Age ancestors' arrival across the Bering Land Bridge in 10,000 BCE until 500 years ago, American Indians flourished on the North, Central, and South American continents. Highly sophisticated tribal or national... more...

  • The Great Depression 1929-1938by Infobase Publishing

    Infobase Publishing 2010; US$ 42.00

    For many Americans, the era of the "Roaring Twenties" represented good times, a respite from war, and a booming economy. Consumer goods flew from the shelves of America's stores and shops, and the country invested in the stock market as never before. But by the end of the decade, millions witnessed the end of those heady days of jobs,... more...

  • World War II 1939-1945by Infobase Publishing

    Infobase Publishing 2010; US$ 42.00

    During the 1930s, as the world faced a crippling economic depression following the fancy-free "Roaring Twenties," several dictators began their rise to power around the world. Men like Adolf Hitler, Benito Mussolini, Francisco Franco, Joseph Stalin, and the warlords of Japan pushed political boundaries and physical borders until whole countries... more...

  • Syriaby Infobase Publishing

    Infobase Publishing 2010; US$ 36.00

    Once at the center of one of the world's most ancient civilizations, Syria has seen its share of turmoil. Occupied by many empires throughout its history, Syria became part of the vast Ottoman Empire in 1516. Following the breakup of the Ottoman Empire during World War I, Syria was put under French mandate by the League of Nations. It became independent... more...

  • Ana's Storyby Jenna Bush Hager; Mia Baxter

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 6.99

    Ana's life is a collection of bits and pieces of her past. Infected with HIV at birth, she's unaware of many details of her early childhood and barely remembers her mother. Living with her strict grandmother, she learns how to keep secrets ? secrets about her infection and about the abuse she endures at home. But after Ana falls in love and becomes... more...

  • Korean Warby Maurice Isserman

    Infobase Publishing 2010; US$ 54.00

    Believing it could act with impunity in a world exhausted by war, communist North Korea decided to invade and annex Western-allied South Korea in June 1950. President Harry Truman, who feared from the beginning that Korea was "the opening round of World War III," committed U.S. troops to repulse the invaders. America's first "limited"... more...

  • Plains Indian Warsby Sherry Marker

    Infobase Publishing 2010; US$ 54.00

    Greed, misunderstanding, and resentment characterized the relationship between early white settlers moving west and the Native American peoples of the Great Plains. As whites delved further into western territory, the U.S. government attempted to quell Native Americans' fears by signing treaties with various tribes, guaranteeing their rights and... more...

  • Revolutionary Warby Benton Minks

    Infobase Publishing 2010; US$ 54.00

    Beginning with an exploration of the troubled times of the 1760s and 1770s, Revolutionary War, Revised Edition presents a probing and thoughtful account of America's heroic seven-year struggle for independence, from the first shots at Lexington and Concord to the British surrender at Yorktown, Virginia. The Revolutionary War was fought by a young... more...