Scholastic Atlas of the United States New and Updated The Scholastic Atlas of the United States provides students with a wealth of information necessary for both school and home use. With clear, detail-oriented maps and vivid landscape photos, this is an excellent resource for children. From coast to coast, the Scholastic Atlas of the United States illustrates every major geographical feature including: * Major cities and state capitals * Interstate highways * Lakes, rivers, and marshlands * Forests and mountain systems * National parks, reservations, and refuges This book gives an introduction to the eight regions of the country and discusses in detail the unique qualities of each state and its people. In addition to standard geography, the author focuses on the qualities of every state that make it different from the rest. The young reader will learn that "native Mainers are known for their industriousness and endurance," and that there is a road in Nevada called the Extraterrestrial Highway. Each entry contains the meaning and origin of the state name as well as the most current vital statistics such as population, area, and major industries. The text also includes Did You Know? facts-unusual and entertaining tidbits about the United States: Did you know? * The state of Louisiana is divided into parishes, rather than counties. * A canal was constructed to make the Chicago River flow backward. * South Carolina's swamps contain the most poisonous snakes in the U.S. Designed to make studying geography exciting for kids, the Scholastic Atlas of the United States is a perfect tool to captivate and educate children as they expand their base of knowledge about the United States.Rubel, David is the author of 'Scholastic Atlas of the United States' with ISBN 9780439474368 and ISBN 0439474361.