Malaysia by Aiden Glendinning, Jim Holmes
  

Synopsis

Malaysia by Aiden Glendinning, Jim Holmes

The Petronas Twin Towers that soar above Kuala Lumpur's skyline symbolise Malaysia's prosperity. Malaysia, one of Asia's 'Tiger' economies, has weathered the storm of the 1997 financial crisis and is rapidly becoming a world leader in hi-tech industries. But can Malaysia still justify its description -- the 'Pearl of the Orient'? Can its fragile ecosystems be adequately protected? Will economic growth benefit all of Malaysia's multicultural population? Meet the people of Malaysia and learn about the diversity of their lives, from a tour guide to a soil scientist. Includes maps and graphic panels showing statistics and fact boxes about size, flag, population, religion, currency and language.>

About the Author

The authors: Aiden Glendinning is a writer and teacher living in Lao PDR, at the heart of South-east Asia. Jim Holmes photographs and writes children's educational books. Living in Lao PDR he has a specific interest in offering an insight into the real lives of people in the developed and developing countries of South and South-east Asia. The consultant, Ian Elgie, is a geographer with wide experience of teaching at universities and colleges in South-east Asia. Currently he is Head of Geography and World Development Studies at Park College, Eastbourne.

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Book Info

Format

Paperback
48 pages
Interest Age: 7-9 years, 9-11 years

Author

Aiden Glendinning, Jim Holmes
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Publisher

Hodder Wayland an imprint of Hachette Children's Books

Publication date

8th February 2007

ISBN

9780750251105


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