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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
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 9781680783711, 9781680797244
Title Format Reinforced Library Bound Hardcovers, Anywhere eBooks
Dewey 338
Graphics Full-color photographs
Dimensions 9.75 x 8.5
Lexile 1040
Guided Reading Level X
ATOS Reading Level 7.7
ATOS Interest Level MG+
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 188777
Accelerated Reader® Points 3.0
Features Table of contents, Detailed maps, Glossary of key words, Timeline of key events, and Reviewed
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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. . .

Author: M. M. Eboch

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