Gr. 4-7. This offering in the State Studies series emphasizes the unique features that sets Maryland apart from other places. Topics covered include the Chesapeake Bay region and its importance to tourism, local industries, and culture; historical connections to the American Revolution, the War of 1812, and the Civil War; and famous attractions such as Annapolis, Camp David, and Pimlico Race Course. Chapters are short, and browsers will like the frequent, mostly color illustrations and the numerous inset articles, which gather together basic information about history, geography, symbols, and culture. Although an introductory map would have been helpful, this title will still be a solid addition to the geography shelves. A glossary and a bibliography are appended.
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UNIQUELY MARYLAND: STATE STUDIES, Paperback--October 2003, Library binding—January 2004, Heinemann Library, Library binding--ISBN: 1403444935, Paperback ISBN: 1403445087