People of the World

People of the World

by Lee Jacobs

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Children's Literature
This attractive volume presents young readers with fascinating facts and figures about the many and varied people of our world. The clear and concise text is enhanced and brought to life with dramatic and brilliant color illustrations, maps, graphs and charts and is a visual treat. The book begins with a carefully organized table of contents that divides the text into seven segments covering people, religions, living styles, farming, fishing, industry, structures and world issues. Some sub-topics are arable farming, festivals, languages and a comparison of wealth to poverty. Sidebars add interesting details to the text. Readers will discover the Maasai people of Africa allow their young cattle and goats to live inside their homes. Another fact reveals that on May 5, Japanese families celebrate the Boy's Festival by flying a paper cutout of a carp for each boy in their family. This volume is a comprehensive and important look at the different people of the world and their contributions to their society. This is an important resource that aids in understanding other societies. It gives readers a glimpse into other peoples and their cultures and should be on library shelves. An index and glossary are also included. Part of "The Blackbirch Press Visual Encyclopedia" series. 2002, Blackbirch Press/The Gale Group,
— Sue Reichard

Product Details

Cengage Gale
Publication date:
Blackbirch Visual Encyclopedia Series
Product dimensions:
7.88(w) x 11.28(h) x 0.51(d)
Age Range:
11 - 14 Years

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