Welcome to Afghanistan - home of ancient trade routes, modern cities, the stunning Hindu Kush mountain range, and the horseback sport of buzkashi! Informative, easy-to-read text and oversized scenic photos draw in readers as they learn about Afghanistan's history, government, major cities, land features, natural resources, culture, and more! Maps, a timeline with photos, and fun facts complement the text. The book closes with a facts page including Afghanistan's population and total area, as well as images of the country's flag and currency. Students will find valuable report information while exploring Afghanistan! Table of contents, glossary with phonetic spellings, and index included. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Big Buddy Books is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.