Paul Harrison - Kenya - Hachette Children's Group

Kenya

By Paul Harrison

  • Paperback
  • £8.99

Up-to-date information on countries.

Each title looks at each country through a variety of themes such as location, landscape and climate, population and health, settlements, family life, religion and beliefs, education and learning, employment and economy, industry and trade, farming and food, transport and communications, leisure and tourism and environment and wildlife.

Includes maps, statistics panels and simple graphs and charts; and a topic web showing links with this series to other subject areas.

Biographical Notes

Chris Ward is an experienced children's author and education consultant. He has been researching and writing about Kenya for over ten years.

  • Other details

  • ISBN: 9780750264112
  • Publication date: 24 Jun 2010
  • Page count: 32
  • Imprint: Wayland
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