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Title: Atlantis and other lost cities / by Rob Shone ; illustrated by Jim Eldridge. Publisher: Rosen Central, p2006, c2006 FollettBound ISBN-13: 978-0-329-53756-2 FollettBound ISBN-10: 0-329-53756-3 Original ISBN-13: 978-1-40420-809-4 Original ISBN-10: 1-40420-809-7 Dewey: 398 Interest Level: 5-8 Series: Graphic mysteries Included in These Sets/Series: Graphic Mysteries Graphic Mysteries - FollettBound Subjects:Geographical myths Cartoons and comics. Lost continents Cartoons and comics. Cartoons and comics. Illustrator: Eldridge, Jim Classifications:Nonfiction Reading Level: 4.8 LCCN: 2005-017761

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Library Media Connection 01/01/07

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Library Media Connection (January 2007) This nonfiction collection uses the popularity of graphic novels to tie into different curriculum based topics. The format is uniform using four pages to give brief historical information to the reader written as fact, and then telling the exciting stories with sequential art. After the short stories, the authors dispel the myth from fact to inform the readers of what is true and what is unexplained. Each volume includes a glossary and further reading. The color art is realistically based, but the quality of the human characters varies from story to story. The books will appeal to fans of the unexplained and be eagerly read by them, but if placed in a graphic novel collection, the fans of the format will pass the series over for more artistically drawn graphic novels. This series should be purchased if your library's collection of materials about the unexplained is popular. Recommended. Kristin Fletcher-Spear, Teen Librarian, Foothills Branch Library, Glendale, Arizona

Title: The Bermuda Triangle / by Sue Hamilton. Publisher: ABDO Pub., p2008, c2008 ISBN-13: 978-1-60453-260-9 ISBN-10: 1-60453-260-2 Dewey: 001.94 Interest Level: 5-8 Series: Unsolved mysteries Included in These Sets/Series: Unsolved Mysteries (ABDO) Subjects:Bermuda Triangle. Classifications:Nonfiction Reading Level: 6.6

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Horn Book 10/01/08

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Horn Book (Fall 2008) This series explores unexplained places, creatures, and phenomena such as the Bermuda Triangle, Big Foot, and alien encounters--high-interest topics that will likely be a draw for readers. In some cases the author gives too much credibility to unproven or unfounded theories, and the writing can be dense. Each well-organized volume is illustrated with photographs and drawings. Glos., ind. [Review covers these Unsolved Mysteries titles: Ancient Astronauts, The Bermuda Triangle, Creatures of the Abyss, Lost Cities, and Monsters of Mystery.]

Title: The Bermuda Triangle strange happenings at sea / by David West ; illustrated by Mike Lacey. Publisher: Rosen Central, p2006, c2006 ISBN-13: 978-1-43583-845-1 ISBN-10: 1-43583-845-9 Dewey: 001.94 Classifications:Nonfiction

Interest Level: 5-8 Series: Graphic mysteries Included in These Sets/Series: Graphic Mysteries Graphic Mysteries - FollettBound Subjects:Bermuda Triangle Cartoons and comics. Cartoons and comics. Electronic books. Illustrator: Lacey, Mike

Reading Level: 4.1

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Library Media Connection 01/01/07

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Library Media Connection (January 2007) This nonfiction collection uses the popularity of graphic novels to tie into different curriculum based topics. The format is uniform using four pages to give brief historical information to the reader written as fact, and then telling the exciting stories with sequential art. After the short stories, the authors dispel the myth from fact to inform the readers of what is true and what is unexplained. Each volume includes a glossary and further reading. The color art is realistically based, but the quality of the human characters varies from story to story. The books will appeal to fans of the unexplained and be eagerly read by them, but if placed in a graphic novel collection, the fans of the format will pass the series over for more artistically drawn graphic novels. This series should be purchased if your library's collection of materials about the unexplained is popular. Recommended. Kristin Fletcher-Spear, Teen Librarian, Foothills Branch Library, Glendale, Arizona

Title: Easter Island / Michael Capek. Publisher: Twenty-First Century Books, p2009, c2009 ISBN-13: 978-0-8225-7583-2 ISBN-10: 0-8225-7583-3 Dewey: 996.1 Interest Level: 5-8 Series: Unearthing ancient worlds Included in These Sets/Series: Unearthing Ancient Worlds Subjects:Easter Island History. Easter Island Antiquities. Classifications:Nonfiction Reading Level: 7.9 LCCN: 2007-046454

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School Library Journal 10/01/08

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Horn Book (Spring 2009) Each volume begins with a snapshot look at an ancient civilization, then reveals the history of its archaeological site. Readers are given insight into who the first explorers were and their lasting contributions, in addition to future digs and discoveries at the sites. Numerous sidebars, maps, and illustrations provide more information. Reading list, timeline, websites. Bib., glos., ind. [Review covers these Unearthing Ancient Worlds titles: Angkor Wat and Easter Island.]

School Library Journal (October 1, 2008) Gr 5-8-These books introduce important ruins and explain the archaeological processes behind their discoveries. Each volume details the major archaeologists and researchers involved, including their personal and professional motivations, found in the primary-source excerpts that dot the pages. Differing scientific opinions are also presented, such as theories on why Angkor Wat faces west. Native terminology-Sanskrit terms related to Angkor Wat, and Rapanui words for Easter Island's statues, for example-is provided for many relevant places and objects. The present-tense, chronological texts are easily accessible, provide sufficient information for reports, and are reinforced by full-color maps and archival illustrations and color photographs of the structures. Easter complements Caroline Arnold's Easter Island (Clarion, 2000), but these books focus more on the complexities of archaeological work than comparative works. Good choices for libraries in need of updates for their social-studies collections.-Jeff Meyer, Slater Public Library, IA Copyright 2008 Reed Business Information.

Title: The Hindenburg 1937 : a huge airship destroyed by fire / Jane Bingham. Publisher: Raintree, p2006, c2006 ISBN-13: 978-1-41092-281-6 ISBN-10: 1-41092-281-2 Dewey: 363.12 Interest Level: 5-8 Series: When disaster struck Classifications:Nonfiction Reading Level: 6.2 LCCN: 2005-034864

Included in These Sets/Series: When Disaster Struck Subjects:Hindenburg (Airship) Aircraft accidents. Airships.

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Horn Book (Spring 2007) These volumes begin with a brief description of the sinking of the Titanic or the Hindenburg explosion. The texts then continue with a chronological narrative to provide a comprehensive discussion of the events leading to each tragedy, the human loss, and the impact on future air and sea travel. Archival photographs, maps, drawings, sidebars, and primary sources are included on busy pages. Reading list, timeline, websites. Glos., ind. [Review covers these When Disaster Struck titles: The Hindenburg 1937 and The Titanic 1912.]

Library Media Connection (March 2007) This series covers three natural disasters and five man-made disasters. The events are covered in chronological order and in a narrative style. Chapters are no more than two pages in length, but they all contain a tremendous amount of information. Color photographs are used whenever possible and are adequately captioned. The series contains many study aids such as timelines, charts, and maps. Words that are in the glossary are highlighted in the text. Sidebars add to the information in the main text. Many of the sidebars are primary sources, but at times the primary information is given in the text itself. The addition of primary sources makes this series valuable for the students who are beginning to do research. Because of the fifth-to-sixth grade reading level, these books would be most useful in the upper-elementary or middle school library, but I could see a high school student, who is having trouble reading, being able to use this series without feeling like it is a "baby book." Index. Recommended. Patricia Brown, Library Media Specialist, Archbishop Alter High School, Kettering, Ohio

Title: The Hindenburg disaster of 1937 / William W. Lace. Publisher: Chelsea House, p2008, c2008 ISBN-13: 978-1-43811-747-8 ISBN-10: 1-43811-747-7 Dewey: 363.12 Interest Level: 5-8 Series: Great historic disasters Included in These Sets/Series: Great Historic Disasters Subjects:Hindenburg (Airship) Aircraft accidents. Airships. Classifications:Nonfiction

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Horn Book (Spring 2009) These accounts will prove useful for report writers and intriguing for nonfiction readers. The texts chronicle, in great detail, the historical context, tragic events, and aftermath of the Hindenburg crash and the atomic bombings of Japan. The narratives of the disasters are personalized with descriptions of those involved. Captioned photographs support the texts. Reading list, timeline. Bib., glos., ind. [Review covers these Great Historic Disasters titles The [cf4]Hindenburg[cf3] Disaster of 1937 and The Atomic Bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.]

School Library Journal (December 1, 2008) Gr 7-10-Both books cover their topics thoroughly and include high-quality photographs and occasional sidebars. Lace's account of the airship has a good deal of intrigue and drama and could be useful for reports or recreational reading. The author does a good job telling the stories of the various passengers and how some of them were later suspected of sabotage. Reis includes solid research and numerous points of view in recounting the Dust Bowl, but the book is more likely to be picked for research projects than for pleasure reading. Both titles are serviceable additions.-Marcia Kochel, Olson Middle School, Bloomington, MN Copyright 2008 Reed Business Information.

Title: If stones could speak : unlocking the secrets of Stonehenge / by Marc Aronson ; with the generous cooperation of Mike Parker Pearson and the Riverside Project. Publisher: National Geographic, p2010, c2010 ISBN-13: 978-1-42630-599-3 ISBN-10: 1-42630-599-0 Dewey: 936.2 Interest Level: 5-8 Subjects:Stonehenge (England) Wiltshire (England) Antiquities. Megalithic monuments. Classifications:Nonfiction Reading Level: 6.4 LCCN: 2009-028870

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Booklist starred (February 1, 2010 (Vol. 106, No. 11))

Grades 4-6. As in his contributions to Scott Reynolds Nelsons Aint Nothing but a Man: My Quest to Find the Real John Henry (2008), Aronsons focus here is less on presenting the past as a tidy narrative than explaining how a cautious interpretation of historicalor in this case archaeologicalclues can connect the dots in less-speculative ways. Aronson investigates the work of archaeologist Mike Parker Pearson and his controversial theory that Stonehenge is but one end of a memorial ritual pathway that would have had an equivalent wooden structure at the other end. Despite the challenges of looking for supporting evidence that would be at least as old as the Egyptian pyramids and that was left by a society with no written records, the painstaking digs of Pearsons Riverside Project have turned up roadways, signs of a large prehistoric settlement, and insights into how some of the henges, mounds, and other ancient human works in the area might have been created and used. Aronson briefly mentions the 2009 discovery of an earlier stone circle (dubbed Bluestonehenge) nearby, sums up previous archaeological studies, and closes with an impassioned restatement of his themethat fresh eyes can shed light on the deepest secrets of science. Time lines, resource lists, and photos of researchers at work add even more value to this informative, thought-provoking study. A uniquely perceptive look at how real science works, this covers a topic whose fascination derives in no small part from the interplay between the mysteries of the unknown and the excitement of new discovery.

Horn Book (May/June, 2010) Aronson (Ain't Nothing but a Man, rev. 1/08) here profiles the Riverside Project's revolutionary new theories about Stonehenge. Eschewing longestablished theories of the ancient monument as a center for religious rites, archaeologist Mike Parker Pearson and his associates embarked on a series of digs that has challenged our understanding not only of Stonehenge (which Pearson believes to be a sacred burial site) but of the entire region as well. The prose is both clear and succinct, and a recurring basketball metaphor is particularly apt. While Aronson's focus is narrow, he challenges readers to test this new theory for themselves, and that invitation should lead curious readers to more fully investigate the mysteries of Stonehenge as well as the larger pleasures of archaeology (as explored in books such as Written in Bone by Sally M. Walker, for example). A map of the region, captioned photographs, and occasional sidebars complement the text, and a glossary/index, timeline, notes, and list of further reading (including online resources) are all appended.

Horn Book starred (Fall 2010) Archaeologist Mike Parker Pearson and his associates embarked on a series of digs that have challenged our understanding of Stonehenge (which Pearson believes to be a sacred burial site). Aronson's prose is both clear and succinct, and he invites readers to test this new theory for themselves. A map of the region, captioned photographs, and occasional sidebars complement the text. Reading list, timeline, websites. Glos., ind.

Kirkus Reviews (February 15, 2010) Stonehenge is one of the most enduring and mysterious monuments in the world. For centuries, archeologists have spun theories on these stones' existence--are they a Druid temple? An ancient calendar? A work of magic? In 2005, Mike Parker Pearson and the Riverside Project team made a series of astonishing discoveries that changed the way the world looked at Stonehenge yet again. In earnest and engaging prose, Aronson follows Pearson and his team. Extrapolating from a tradition from Madagascar, Pearson suspects that Stonehenge may actually be a burial ground that is intricately connected to another henge, built of wood. The author concedes that Pearson had to explain his theory many times before understanding sunk in--this may hold for readers as well. Visual learners will keep paging back to the overhead map, trying to follow the trail. But the sense of wonder and excitement rings true regardless. Pearson's hypothesis is only one of many, and the author characteristically urges readers to question what they see and always keep an open mind, just like this endearing archeological team. (epilogue, timeline, glossary, author's note, further reading) (Nonfiction. 10 & up)

Library Media Connection (March/April 2010) Come along on an archaeology dig as the author follows Mike Parker Pearson and the Riverside Project as they attempt to solve the mysteries of Stonehenge. Heavily illustrated with photographs, drawings, and reproductions of ancient art, this book draws the reader in to the archaeologists' search for the purpose of Stonehenge and about the people who built and used it. It encourages readers to realize that research builds on what came before, and that ideas in archaeology can sometimes be proven wrong. The photographs do a good job of showing the hard work of being on a dig, as well as what it actually looks like. Readers with an affinity for history and science may be interested in this book for independent reading. It would also be a good supplement to the social science curriculum. There is plenty of material here for the young reader who is intensely interested in this topic, with lots of suggestions for further research. But even those just mildly interested would gain much from the facts and attitude of this book. Bibliography. Chronology. Recommended. Mary Northrup, Reference Librarian, Metropolitan Community College-Maple Woods, Kansas City, Missouri

Publishers Weekly (May 3, 2010) Illustrated with full-color photos, this informative and perceptive book focuses on the Riverside Project's archeological expedition to Stonehenge. Aronson, who visited the team on the dig, provides a fresh first-person perspective as he explains that while Stonehenge has traditionally been viewed as an ancient temple, a team member proposes that it might have been more like a graveyard, used "to usher, to welcome, the honored dead into their permanent home." As Aronson recounts how the team interprets the data they collect, he emphasizes the value of remaining open to new ideas: "We are seeing more in Stonehenge because more people are looking, and in more ways." A revitalizing perspective on an enigmatic place. Ages 10-up. (Mar.) Copyright 2010 Reed Business Information.

School Library Journal (March 1, 2010) Gr 5-8-This title is not just an examination of recent breakthroughs at Stonehenge, but rather an essay on the process of archaeology and a hopeful reminder to future archaeologists that all the great sites are not yet dug or fully understood. In 2005, the Riverside Project, led by Mike Parker Pearson, made several significant discoveries that placed Stonehenge within a much larger Neolithic complex. Pearson began with a hypothesis, suggested by a retired archaeologist from Madagascar, that, as in Madagascar, the stone of Stonehenge was to honor ancestors and the dead, and that there would be a sister complex made of wood for the living. This idea was radically different from the previously accepted theory of Stonehenge being used as a temple. The ongoing work of the Riverside Project has revised the long-accepted dates of when Stonehenge was built and found much to support Pearson's hypothesis. Aronson writes in a casual style and addresses readers directly, which effectively conveys the excitement of this research, although it does occasionally assume some background knowledge that seems unlikely. The story of how Pearson became involved in archaeology and came to work at Stonehenge gets nearly as much attention as the work currently being done there and underscores one of Aronson's central themes-that we are constantly adding to our understanding of the past. Large, colorful photographs complement the text and several shots capture what archaeology-inprogress looks like. A useful, attractive, and highly readable book.-Caroline Tesauro, Radford Public Library, VA Copyright 2010 Reed Business Information.

Title: Rediscovering Easter Island / Kathy Pelta. Publisher: Lerner, p2001, c2001

ISBN-13: 978-0-8225-4890-4 ISBN-10: 0-8225-4890-9 Dewey: 996.1 Interest Level: 5-8 Series: How history is invented Subjects:Easter Island History

LCCN: 00-009163 Classifications:Nonfiction Reading Level: 8.0

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Book Report (November/December 2001) Both of these topics are approached first by presenting the facts, then by examining the historical background for those facts. King Arthur examines the life and times of the historical king who defeated the Saxons as well as the legendary Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table. It also covers the various authors of the Arthurian legend. Rediscovering Easter Island begins with the first reported sighting in the 1680s by an Englishman. It examines not only the work of explorers, scientists, and missionaries but also the culture and history of the native inhabitants. Although they are possibly lacking in curricular value, these volumes provide a unique perspective for students interested in either topic. Additional Selection. Sherry Hoy, Media Specialist, Tuscarora Jr. High, Mifflintown, Pennsylvania [Editor's Note: Others in the series are The Salem Witch Trials and Discovering Christopher Columbus.]

Horn Book (Fall, 2001) In this well-researched account, Pelta takes the mystery of the gigantic statues found on the island and charts how, over time, explorers and scientists gathered information to determine how, when, and why they were created. Her clear, careful style and chronological approach allow readers to experience the slow development of the still unresolved mystery. Archival drawings and photos illustrate the book. Bib., ind.

School Library Journal (February 1, 2002) Gr 5 Up-The story of this mysterious island is documented in this attractive, lively volume. Recorded history is related chronologically in eight chapters. Various theories surrounding the origins of the Easter Islanders, including Thor Heyerdahl's Kon Tiki expedition, are described. Beautiful full-color photographs of the stone statues and artifacts are interwoven with the text, along with historical photographs, illustrations, and a map. Four special inserts, designed to resemble parchment, highlight the legend of how people came to the island, the art of tattooing, the Cult of the Birdman, and the battle of Poike Ditch. Pelta describes her research methodology at the end of the book, listing her sources that include many primary documents. She includes an appropriate quote by missionary Father Sebastian Englert: "Development of knowledge-consists of the constant correction of errors-and when the subject is enigmatic Easter Island, no man's knowledge is complete or secure." Two pages of notes referring readers to bibliographic sources are appended. This book is a welcome addition when compared to Caroline Arnold's much briefer treatment in Easter Island: Giant Stone Statues Tell of a Rich and Tragic Past (Clarion, 2000; o.p.).-Doris Gebel, Northport-East Northport Public Library, NY Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.

Title: The mystery of the Roanoke Colony / by Xavier Niz ; illustrated by Shannon Eric Denton ; colorist, Kristen Fitzner Denton. Publisher: Capstone Press, p2007, c2007 ISBN-13: 978-0-7368-7983-5 ISBN-10: 0-7368-7983-8 Dewey: 975.6 Interest Level: 5-8 Series: Graphic library. Graphic history Included in These Sets/Series: Graphic Library: Graphic History Subjects:Roanoke Colony Cartoons and comics. Roanoke Island (N.C.) History Cartoons and comics. Cartoons and comics Classifications:Nonfiction

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School Library Journal (May 1, 2007) Gr 4-6-Three episodes from American history get graphic makeovers. In Samuel Adams, a young patriot begins to question British rule. The biography follows him from his early days resisting taxation without representation to his final days as governor of Massachusetts. Lewis and Clark highlights the monumental trek, including the contributions of Sacagawea. The events before and after the mysterious disappearance of an entire colony are the focus of Roanoke Colony. While the artwork and dialogue are not outstanding, the three volumes do offer interesting glimpses into the past. The pacing and fullcolor illustrations bring the emotional aspect of these topics to life. Each book includes a follow-up section on the topic. Useful supplements or introductions.-Sadie Mattox, DeKalb County Public Library, Decatur, GA Copyright 2007 Reed Business Information.

Title: Junior Worldmark encyclopedia of the Canadian provinces. Publisher: UXL, p2007, c2007 ISBN-13: 978-1-41441-060-9 ISBN-10: 1-41441-060-3 Dewey: 971 Interest Level: 5-8 Subjects:Canadian provinces Encyclopedias, Juvenile. Canada Encyclopedias Classifications:Reference Reading Level: 8.9 LCCN: 2007-003908

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Booklist (November 1, 2007 (Vol. 104, No. 5)) Grades 5-10. In its fifth edition, Canadian Provinces has profiles of the 10 provinces and 3 territories plus a general article on Canada. Each chapter is about 20 pages long and provides data on the province name and meaning, nickname, motto, flag, and time zone plus a map and 40 numbered sections covering climate, plants and animals, history, government, industry, health, the arts, famous people, and more. Tables display population profiles and historical lists of territorial commissioners or provincial premiers. Chapter bibliographies list recent books as well as travel and provincial Web sites. Many words are defined in context, and a glossary includes terms such as aboriginal, constant dollars, Maritime provinces, and Sunni Muslim. Population figures are for 2006, and much (but not all) of the information throughout the volume has been updated to include 2005 and 2006 numbers and events. The table of prime ministers in the chapter on Canada now includes Stephen Harper, but Paul Martin (20032006) is the latest prime minister mentioned in the text. Title: Mexico today : an encyclopedia of life in the republic [2-volume set] / Alex M. Saragoza, Ana Paula Ambrosi, and Silvia D. Zarate, editors. Publisher: ABC-CLIO, p2012, c2012 ISBN-13: 978-0-313-34948-5 ISBN-10: 0-313-34948-7 Dewey: 972.08 Interest Level: YA Subjects:Mexico Civilization Encyclopedias. Mexico Social life and customs Encyclopedias. Mexico Politics and government Encyclopedias. Mexico Economic conditions Encyclopedias Classifications:Reference LCCN: 2011-050155

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Booklist (September 15, 2012 (Vol. 109, No. 2)) Following on the heels of the informative India Today (2011), Mexico Today continues with the publishers effort to provide t he reader with concise, up-todate, and unbiased facts. The two volumes provide an honest overview of the third-largest U.S. trading partner, a country in turbulence where corruption and poverty rule. However, although such issues are not ignored, the editors have been successful in delivering a more balanced look, paying considerable attention to popular culture, traditional folklore, and the depth of the fine arts. Nearly 150 articles present the particulars affecting the daily life of the people in Mexican society as evidenced in cultural, political, social, and economic details. In the first volume, a brief introduction highlights the previous 70 years of political history, focusing on issues and events impacting the life of the American reader. A time line of contemporary Mexico begins in 1968 with citizen unrest and ends in 2011 with the PRI election and the murder of poet and political critic Susan Chavez. Both volumes have an Alphabetical List of Entries and Topic Finder, the latter a grouping of topics thematically. Volume 1 includes entries from AH; volume 2 completes, from IZ. Volume 2 also houses a bibliography and the set index. Entriesranging in length from a couple to more than a dozen pagescover all conceivable subjects: agriculture, borders, cuisine, drug trade and trafficking, the 1985 Mexico City earthquake, feminism, religion, soccer, and tourism. The set is academic in tone and text heavy, and a few black-and-white illustrations and photographs are incorporated. All entries conclude with a see also notation and a bibliography of further readings, both print and websites. All entries are signed and have been authored by Mexicans or Mexican Americans, many of them scholars and researchers. Well presented, this set offers a clear picture of contemporary Mexico and is recommended for highschool and academic libraries.

Library Journal (September 15, 2012) Saragoza (Chicano studies, Univ. of California, Berkeley; Monterrey Elite and the Mexican State, 1880-1940), Ambrosi (a former political analyst for the Mexican President), and Zarate's 147 entries are preceded by an alphabetical table of contents, a political map of Mexico, a chronology of major events in the country from 1968 to 2011, and a thorough topic-finder list. This list groups articles under subheadings such as "Business & Economy," which offers article on "Maquiladoras," large foreign-owned manufacturers that exist in major Mexican cities along the U.S.-Mexican border; "Cities & States," with entries on each place preceded by an illustration of the state's coat of arms; "Politics & Government," which offers material on former presidents and foreign policy; and "Society," which has entries such as "Indigenous People." Each entry is followed by a further-reading list and several cross-references. Sporadic photos, maps, and illustrations break up the text enough to engage readers, and the set concludes with an extensive selected bibliography, with a majority of titles published after 2004. The editors focus here on political and economic events that led to the tide-turning 2000 presidential election that ended the 70-year dominance of the Partido Revolucionario Institucional (PRI), and its consequences, including the highly contested 2006 election. While the work aims to link all aspects of life for an "in-depth, contextual understanding," the arts are a little shortchanged, with only a few mentions of Carlos Fuentes, Diego Rivera, Frida Kahlo, and other familiar figures. VERDICT This solid reference introduces our southern neighbor in language that is accessible to high school students, but has enough scope and content to be helpful for assignments and studies at the undergraduate level. Use as a supplement to David Dent's Encyclopedia of Modern Mexico (Scarecrow, 2002) and Don Coerver's Mexico Today: An Encyclopedia of Contemporary History and Culture (ABC-CLIO, 2004).-Shelley Diaz, School Library Journal (c) Copyright 2012. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.