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The People Atlas

The People Atlas

by Philip Steele
     
 

"Where in the world do people live? How did they get there? What do they eat? What do they wear? Why are some like me and some different?" Children are full of questions about other places and the people who live in them. The People Atlas, a clearly written, beautifully illustrated survey of human life around the world, gives them many of the answers.

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"Where in the world do people live? How did they get there? What do they eat? What do they wear? Why are some like me and some different?" Children are full of questions about other places and the people who live in them. The People Atlas, a clearly written, beautifully illustrated survey of human life around the world, gives them many of the answers.
In 64 pages of text, maps, and full-color pictures, The People Atlas shows how human beings spread around the world, outlines their different languages, traditions, and life-styles, and explains the impact they have had on the world around them. Combining a continent-by-continent survey with special sections that compare local expressions of the fundamental elements of human culture—food, spoken and written language, clothing, homes and family life, money—the book offers young readers both a ready reference and a compelling stimulus to further thought and deeper understanding. In addition, each section features the kind of "fun facts" that children love (the tallest and shortest people on earth, the highest capital, how much rain forest has disappeared since you started reading this sentence), making the main points even more concrete, vivid, and easy to remember.
Clear and direct yet richly detailed, The People Atlas is an ideal first reference for children exploring the world's sometimes overwhelming diversity.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"Will slake children's thirst to know."—E.D. Hirsch, Jr.

"An absolutely stunning fact book about the peoples of the world and their cultures. The illustrations reflect the beauty of each race and lifestyle. We find people in traditional costumes; rural and urban settings; recreating, worshipping, and working. Color maps of each continent highlight details about geography and about the migrations, languages, and food. Through the pages, you'll have a clearer understanding about who we all are and how we influence our world."—Ours

"Gives fascinating tidbits about each continent, from the foods that originated in South America (peanuts, pineapples and vanilla) to Papua New Guinea's 700 different languages."—MetroKids

"Author Phillip Steele intends to help young readers improve their knowledge of geography. But he also seeks to go far beyond that, to help them understand and appreciate other cultures.... The atlas is alive with humans of all nationalities: from the Inuit Arctic Eskimos to the Maoris of New Zealand. Hundreds of Steele's illustrations intermingle with the 64-page text, making this an attractive reference tool."—South Bend Tribune

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195208467
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
09/26/1991
Pages:
64
Product dimensions:
9.31(w) x 12.56(h) x 0.46(d)
Age Range:
8 - 11 Years

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