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New York's Land and Natural Resources

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New York is a beautiful state rich in valuable natural resources that help make it a perfect location for a variety of industries and businesses. Readers will examine how the environment and resources of New York have shaped its history and industry. This engaging volume contains maps, primary sources, and photographs from New York State's fascinating backstory of development and expansion.

New York's Land and Natural Resources

The People and Cultures of New York

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The diverse peoples and cultures who call New York home are a huge part of what makes the state so unique. This book delves into the history of immigration in New York and the different cultures that have helped shape New York into the state it is today. Thoughtful text is supplemented by primary source documents and photographs that show New York in the past and as it is today.

The People and Cultures of New York

The First Peoples of New York

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Traveling back to the time before European explorers colonized New York, many Native American tribes roamed the forests and rivers of this resource-rich land. Tribes within the Iroquois League and Algonquian-speaking groups each had their own cultures and ways of living off the land—and each had their own inventive ways of using New York's abundant resources to survive and thrive. This book examines the earliest occupants of what is now New York State and how the arrival of European explorers greatly changed their way of life.

The First Peoples of New York

The Dutch Colony of New Netherland

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New York's history and culture is greatly influenced by its complex past, which includes the many years that the area was a Dutch colony known as New Netherland. This thought-provoking book provides a detailed history of the important people and events involved in shaping New York while it was under Dutch control. The book features beautiful paintings by Dutch artists as well as maps, primary sources, and biographical information about New Netherland's earliest leaders.

The Dutch Colony of New Netherland

New York's European Explorers

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Before New York was a state full of prosperous cities connected by roads, canals, and trains, it was an uncharted land untouched by explorers. This exciting volume delves into the journeys of the first intrepid travelers who sailed across the ocean to settle and develop the Empire State. Featured explorers include Henry Hudson, Jacques Cartier, Samuel de Champlain, and Giovanni da Verrazano. Also included are valuable primary source documents and maps from this exciting period of New York's history.

New York's European Explorers

The Government of New York

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New York has a complex three-branch system of government that is executed by a group of democratically elected leaders. This fact-filled volume examines the history of this government structure from its earliest roots in the Iroquois constitution to an explanation of the separation of powers. The book is richly formatted with full-color photographs as well as primary source documents that help bring the evolution of New York's government into the spotlight.

The Government of New York

Leaders of New York's Industrial Growth

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New York State has many unique geographical qualities and resources that have helped make it a leader in business and industry. This fascinating book traces the history of the state's industrial growth from its earliest colonial occupation by the Dutch to the development of factories and infrastructure that make New York the flourishing hub it is today. This helpful resource features primary source documents and maps from New York's history.

Leaders of New York's Industrial Growth

New York in the New Nation

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After the American Revolution, New York played a major role in the development of the newly formed United States. Not only was New York City the first capitol of the new nation, but many influential local writers, inventors, and leaders provided valuable contributions to the newly forming American government, economy, and culture. This engaging book provides information, supported by primary sources from the period, on the people and events that made New York such an invaluable part of the early history of the United States.

New York in the New Nation

Ancient Egyptian Culture

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Ancient Egypt is known in the popular imagination for its hieroglyphics, jewelry, and dazzling treasure-filled tombs. Readers will learn how these products were made through engaging, accessible text. In addition, this book explores the rich culture that produced these objects and will explain how Egypt's religion helped shape its art and politics.

Ancient Egyptian Culture

Ancient Egyptian Daily Life

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Many books about Ancient Egypt focus on the lives of the pharaohs, however this unique book instead paints a picture of daily life for more ordinary citizens. Readers will learn about how people were educated, what role women played in society, and what family life was like--including facts about what childhood was like in Ancient Egypt.

Ancient Egyptian Daily Life

The Ancient Egyptian Economy

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Readers explore different aspects of Ancient Egypt's economy, including the importance of the sea to this civilization's economy and about how papermaking was an art essential to Egypt's culture. Students will gain an understanding of how the culture used money and which trades flourished during this period of history.

The Ancient Egyptian Economy

Ancient Egyptian Geography

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The Nile River was crucial to the growth of Egyptian civilization. Maps help illustrate the contrast between river and desert, and engaging text explains how geography influenced Egypt's settlement and migration patterns and even its religion. This book addresses people's relationship to their environment, a key social-studies concept.

Ancient Egyptian Geography

Ancient Egyptian Government

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Ancient Egypt was not a great empire at its outset, yet over time it became united under rulers called pharaohs. Each pharaoh was believed to be an incarnation of the god Horus. Readers will learn how this tie between Ancient Egypt's government and its religion helped forge an empire. They will also learn about the basics of Ancient Egyptian laws and draw parallels between the ancient world and today.

Ancient Egyptian Government

Ancient Egyptian Technology

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Egypt's pyramids are a testament to the technology used by this ancient civilization. Readers will learn about technologies, such as agricultural tools and irrigation systems, that helped Egypt thrive. Chapters explore how these innovations developed and the role technology played in establishing one of the most advanced cultures in the ancient world.

Ancient Egyptian Technology

Ancient Greek Culture

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Ancient Greek culture has had a truly profound impact on Western civilization. Readers will explore the rich civilization of ancient Greece and the things that made it so influential. Mythology, theater, sculpture, and philosophy are just a few of the subjects discussed in this volume. A great cultural survey of a great civilization.

Ancient Greek Culture

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