These United States - Reader's Digest Association 1966 Vintage HBDJ

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Condition: Acceptable: Signs of wear and consistent use. Blue cloth boards with beige cloth spine/gold spine lettering/blue front cover lettering and gilt embossed eagle decoration, contained in a  dust jacket which has some edge chipping at spine. Some stains to back of DJ.See images for the condition of this book. 2nd printing.

Blurb: This is an oversized book which has a synopsis of each state and a history of the United States. It contains maps and geographic information as well. Over 500 maps, charts and illustrations in full color.

 Also includes Indexes: Explanations and Abbreviations, Index to the state maps, general index and credits. "Prepared under the direction of an in consultation with Dr. Chalres B. Hitchcock, Director Emeritus of the American Geographical Society, and more than 40 outstanding authorities, this comprehensive and wide ranging volume was designed to cover every major aspect of our country: Sixty-four pages of maps and descriptive text on the states and their largest cities; Forty-six pages of vivid articles about the people of America - from prehistoric culture to modern recreation and festivals; Fifty-six pages on the American land - from the earliest geologic era to our ventures in space; A three-page panorama of the United States in relief; 290 colored maps; 100 photographs in color; 55 charts and graphs; 100 drawings; Indexes with 43,000 place-names of the United States; over 4000 topics and other entries in the general index; Thousands of questions about the people of America are answered in significant articles.  The land of America is revealed in this volume in all its tremendous range. From the archaeology to the zoology of the United States, remarkable facts stand out in vivid perspective .thousands of topics to be found in this book .the illustrations are designed to reveal the most important aspects of each subject." -