Nicaragua is a country full of colorful wildlife, dramatic geography, and natural wonders. It is home to a diverse population, and has a growing ecotourism industry. This book delves into Nicaragua's tumultuous history--from pre-colonial times to the twenty-first century--and offers a broad look at this unique place in the world. All books of the critically-acclaimed Cultures of the World(R) series ensure an immersive experience by offering vibrant photographs with descriptive nonfiction narratives, and interactive activities such as creating an authentic traditional dish from an easy-to-follow recipe. Copious maps and detailed timelines present the past and present of the country, while exploration of the art and architecture help your readers to understand why diversity is the spice of Life.