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Gifts & Deals
Aug 14, 2007
| ISBN 9781426300554
| Middle Grade (10 and up)
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Aug 14, 2007 | ISBN 9781426300554 | Middle Grade (10 and up)
National Geographic welcomes you to Australia, the only country that’s also a continent: • Australia’s landscape varies from endless sun-baked horizons to dense tropical rainforest to chilly southern beaches. • The Commonwealth of Australia is a constitutional monarchy and has a parliamentary system of government. • Australia’s population has quadrupled since WWI, with most Australians descended from immigrants, the majority from Great Britain and Ireland. • The indigenous population is also increasing, and perceived racial inequality is an ongoing political problem. • With a robust internationally competitive economy, long-term concerns include pollution, particularly depletion of the ozone layer, and management and conservation of coastal areas, especially the Great Barrier Reef.
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