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by Lily Rose R. Tope, Detch P. Nonan-Mercado

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This volume in the "Cultures of the World" series focuses on the Philippine archipelago. There are chapters devoted to the geography (geology, climate, major cities, flora and fauna), history (migration, colonial rule, post-independence), the organization of the Philippine government, the economy (trade, tourism, the labor force, corporate culture, drug trafficking), the environment (endangered species, deforestation, mining, solid waste), Filipinos (emigrants, women, dress, social classes), lifestyle (attitudes, family life, customs), religion, language (including body language), festivals, and food. The volume contains a map, graphics on the economy and culture, a historical timeline, a glossary, sources for further information, a bibliography, and an index. Many full-color photos illustrate the text. The 144-page book is detailed, comprehensive, and extremely up to date. The text includes President Estrada's 2001ouster from office, as well as post-September 11th concern over terrorists in the southern Philippines. The book includes an excellent discussion of the love-hate relationship between the Philippines and the United States. 2002 (orig. 1990), Benchmark Books/Marshall Cavendish, Turner

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Cavendish Square Publishing
Publication date:
Cultures of the World, 2nd Ed 3
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Product dimensions:
16.60(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range:
10 Years

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