Big Business

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The possession of commodities, as well as the buying and trading of them, has a huge economic impact on people--at home and globally, historically and today. Big Business tells the stories of key commodities, uncovering the economic, social, and political impacts of each while identifying the major events and participants along the way. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Essential Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.

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Big Business (8 titles) Spring 2017
Inside the Coal Industry Spring 2017 8.3
Inside the Corn Industry Spring 2017 7.7
Inside the Cotton Industry Spring 2017 8.2
Inside the Gold Industry Spring 2017 7.7
Inside the Oil Industry Spring 2017 8.4
Inside the Steel Industry Spring 2017 7.8
Inside the Sugar Industry Spring 2017 7.6
Inside the Tobacco Industry Spring 2017 7.8
  • New! Fall 2017
  • New! Spring 2017
Interest Level Grade 6 - Grade 12
Reading Level Grade 8
BISACS JNF010000, JNF025000
Genre Nonfiction
Subject Social Studies
Copyright 2017
Division Abdo Publishing
Imprint Essential Library
Language English
Number of Pages 112
Season 2016-12-15
ISBN 9781680783674, 9781680797206
Title Format Reinforced Library Bound Hardcovers, Anywhere eBooks
Graphics Full-color photographs
Dimensions 9.75 x 8.5
Features Table of contents, Detailed maps, Glossary of key words, Timeline of key events, and Reviewed
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. . .