Puerto RicoBook - 2006
Puerto Rico is a melting pot, where past and present blend smoothly. San Juan, the invigorating capital city and gateway of the territory, boasts vibrant markets, old-world architecture, and dynamic industries. This resolutely Latin American metropolis, with its charming cobblestoned streets and awe-inspiring historic churches, defensive walls, and fortresses, is the second-oldest Spanish settlement in the Americas. Warm and diverse, Puerto Rico, a U.S. territory, offers 312 miles of white sand beaches, busy ports, and coral reefs for diving and snorkeling. Rugged hills towering above rain forest canopies and colorful mountain towns dominate the island s interior, and an incredibly vivid array of tropical fauna and flora find protection in the Caribbean National Forest. With thorough research, crisp writing, and dazzling full-color photographs, Puerto Rico explores the commonwealth's vibrant geography and rich Latin and Afro-Caribbean cultures and traditions.
Publisher: New York : Chelsea House Pub., c2006.
Branch Call Number: 972.95
Characteristics: 108 p. : col. ill., col. maps ; 25 cm.