The Southwest region of the United States encompasses vast canyons, high plateaus, sandy deserts, and the wide-open grasslands of the Great Plains. Exploring the Southwest introduces readers to the defining features that make this region unique, including its geography, history, biology, industries, and cultures. Easy-to-read text, vivid images, and helpful back matter give readers a clear look at this subject. Features include a table of contents, infographics, a glossary, additional resources, and an index. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Core Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.