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Bangladesh
  • Format
  • HARDCOVER
  • Authored by: Douglas A. Phillips and Charles F. Gritzner
  • From the Series: Modern World Nations
  • Trim Size: 6-1/2 x 9-1/4
  • ISBN-10: 0791092518
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-7910-9251-4
  • Status: In Stock
  • List Price: $35.00
  • Imprint: Chelsea House
  • Published: 03/01/2007
  • Dewey Number: 954
  • Reading Level: Grades 6-12
  • Pages: 112

Summary

Bangladesh, located in south-central Asia, is the most densely populated nation in the world. Known as Bengal prior to the British-led partition of India in 1947, Bangladesh fell under control of Pakistan. It was henceforth called East Pakistan until 1971, when it achieved independence, thanks largely to help from India. Bangladesh's landscape is dominated by the Ganges and Brahmaputra rivers and often experiences massive floods during the monsoon season because most of the country is at or near sea level. Bangladesh offers a wealth of practical information for those seeking to learn more about this country's rich history and dramatic climate.

Specifications

Full-color photographs and maps. Facts at a glance. History at a glance. Bibliography. Further reading. Index.

About the Author(s)

Douglas A. Phillips is an educator, writer, and consultant who has worked and traveled in more than 100 countries on six continents. He is a former president of the National Council for Geographic Education and has received the Outstanding Service Award from the National Council for the Social Studies. Phillips is the author or coauthor of numerous Chelsea House geography books.

Series consulting editor and author Charles F. Gritzner is Distinguished Professor of Geography Emeritus at South Dakota State University in Brookings. Gritzner has served as both president and executive director of the National Council for Geographic Education and has received the council’s highest honor, the George J. Miller Award for Distinguished Service to Geographic Education. He is the winner of the Gilbert Grosvenor Honors, from the Association of American Geographers.

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