Explore diverse landscapes, travel back in time, and discover unique populations, all without leaving your chair! Start your international tour in the United States, land of the Mississippi River, the Statue of Liberty, vast national parks, and so much more. This colorful, informative book introduces the United States' history, geography, culture, climate, government, economy, and other significant features. Sidebars, maps, fact pages, a glossary, a timeline, historic images and full-color photos, and well-placed graphs and charts enhance this engaging title. Countries of the World is a series in Essential Library, an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.