The Bahamas

The Bahamas

by Colleen Madonna Flood Williams




It was on one of the islands of the Bahamas that explorer Christopher Columbus first encountered the New World in 1492. Located about 50 miles (80 kilometers) off the eastern coast of Florida, the nation consists of 700 islands that extend in a chain stretching southeastward more than 500 miles (800 km). Only about 20 islands are inhabited, with most of the country's 300,000 residents living on Grand Bahama or New Providence.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781422233160
Publisher: Mason Crest Publishers
Publication date: 08/28/2015
Series: Discovering the Caribbean: History, Politics, and Culture Series
Edition description: New
Pages: 64
Product dimensions: 8.00(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range: 9 - 12 Years

Table of Contents

Introduction James D. Henderson 6

Islands and Cays 9

Pirate's Paradise 15

A Tourism-Driven Economy 29

Urban Islanders and Family Islanders 35

Cities and Districts 43

A Calendar of Bahamian Festivals 50

Recipes 52

Glossary 54

Project and Report Ideas 56

Chronology 58

Further Reading/Internet Resources 60

For More Information 61

Index 62

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