Diversity is the spice of life, and the highly regarded Cultures of the World series celebrates just that in fully updated, and expanded editions. As has always been true of these outstanding titles, an abundance of vibrant photographs -- including those new to this edition -- stimulate the imaginations of young readers as they travel the globe. A new chapter on the environment focuses on politics and economics as well as on endangered species and the effects of industrialization. Additional authentic recipes add general interest while new maps offer further, easy-to-find facts in "About the Geography, " "About the Culture" and "About the Economy" sections.
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Gr 5-8-These books begin with sections devoted to the title country's geography, history, government, and economy, before looking at its social and cultural life. Discussions include religion, the arts, leisure activities, lifestyle, languages, and food. Sidebars offer in-depth information on a variety of topics, and the attractive full-color photographs clarify the presentations. The texts are clear and the content is substantive and well explained. The volumes are generally bias-free, although the authors are not reluctant to point out the problems of the nations. Useful maps appear at the front and back of the books. Marion Morrison's Paraguay (1993) and Patricia K. Kummer's C te d'Ivoire (1996, both Children's) as well as Nathan A. Haverstock's Paraguay in Pictures (1987) and C te d'Ivoire in Pictures (1989, both Lerner) are solid resources that many libraries will already have. These newer titles update those books.-Linda Greengrass, Bank Street College Library, New York City
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Book Description Cavendish Square Publishing, 2000. Library Binding. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110761409793
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