Inside the Gold Industry
Some commodities command massive economic, social, and political influence. This title examines the business around gold, one of the most sought-after and valuable metals on Earth. It explores gold's historical significance as a monetary standard and as the motivator for boom-or-bust expansion as well as gold's contemporary ties to underdeveloped economies, the environment, and technological innovation. Features include essential facts, a glossary, selected bibliography, websites, source notes, and an index. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Essential Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.
|Interest Level||Grade 6 - Grade 12|
|Reading Level||Grade 8|
|Number of Pages||112|
|Title Format||Reinforced Library Bound Hardcovers, Anywhere eBooks|
|Dimensions||9.75 x 8.5|
|Guided Reading Level||X|
|ATOS Reading Level||7.7|
|ATOS Interest Level||MG+|
|Accelerated Reader® Quiz||188777|
|Accelerated Reader® Points||3.0|
|Features||Detailed maps, Glossary of key words, Reviewed, Table of contents, and Timeline of key events|
|Online Resources||FREE! Booklinks Nonfiction Network|
Big Business - School Library Connection
A welcome addition to any collection. . . . Colorful pictures and sidebars are mixed with text that provides historic and future perspectives. . . .[and is] well-researched with illustrations ranging from photographs to colorful drawings to works of art. Reluctant readers will find the eye-catching sidebars coupled with the text interesting and easy to understand. . . . Recommended.
Big Business – School Library Journal, Series Made Simple
An absorbing, thorough look at the production of commonly used natural resources and their by-products. Economic, legislative, and environmental factors as well as new technologies and the future of each enterprise are also presented. World history plays a large albeit unexpected role, too, as each volume presents an intriguing look at significant historical events that have shaped each product. . . . Visuals are relevant and well placed, consisting mainly of photos or archival drawings. A global production map in the back matter reinforces the international nature of these businesses. An essential facts section, which includes historical impact, statistics, and figures, also furthers the set’s merit. . . .an expansive look at the many aspects and implications of vital world industries. . .