Global Studies, Latin America & the Caribbean
Author: Todd Edwards
Age Group: 7 - 17
Brazil: A Global Studies Handbook provides an easy-to-access, multifaceted introduction to the worldís
fifth largest nationóa staggeringly diverse region, socially and geographically, that remains relatively
unknown even as it becomes increasingly important on the world stage.Brazil offers an expert
chronological narrative summary of over five centuries of South Americaís largest countryófrom the days
of early Portuguese exploration to President Luiz In∙cio Lula da Silvaís reelection. In addition, it provides a
richly informative section of alphabetically organized entries covering important Brazilian people, places,
and events. For readers both new to Brazil or researching specific aspects of its unique history, complex
politics, heavyweight economy, and vibrant culture, this is the volume with which to begin.
For South American-oriented collections.
"This handbook on Brazil is recommended for geography and business collections in public and