This fantastic series provides the most up-to-date information possible using maps, diagrams, charts and specially commissioned photos to support up-to-the minute text. Meticulously researched, each book offers a fascinating insight into the life of the country, providing an ideal support for GCSE Geography studies as well as providing general information about the countries of the world. Italy is one of the most urbanised countries of Europe, with a colourful history stretching back over 3,000 years. Dramatic ruins of ancient Rome and works of art from Italy's Renaissance period attract thousands of tourists each year. The country's landscape is varied, with dramatic mountain ranges, fiery volcanoes, sun-drenched, sandy beaches and fertile plains. Italy is often seen as a country of two halves, with divisions between the highly industrialised north and the more agricultural, less prosperous south. This book examines the economy, landscape and people of Italy today, and what the future might hold for the country.
Sally Garrington is a geographer and teacher whose teaching interests are geography, environmental science and travel and tourism. She has been teaching at New College sixth form, Telford for the last 11 years. Sally is currently an examiner and a Regional Adviser Moderator for Edexcel in Geography A level.