People Around the World

People Around the World

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People Around the World is the book that everyone will want to read. It gives a truly global perspective on the kaleidoscope of peoples and cultures that make up our world. Divided into eight chapters - Arctic and Subarctic, Europe, North America, South America, Africa, Western and Southern Asia, Eastern Asia, Australia and the Pacific - each chapter will be broken down into smaller sections (e.g. Northern Africa, Eastern Africa, Central Africa, Western Africa and Southern Africa). This fascinating book takes the reader on a journey through all the continents of the world, stopping off along the way to meet the people, and especially the children, who live in the different countries. There are particular features on clothing, traditions, ceremonies, religion, language, education, food and employment. People Around the World uses superb, evocative photographs of adults and children to illustrate their everyday lives. By examining the lives of children and adults, People Around the World cultivates a global perspective on the people and cultures that make up our planet.
By ensuring both the text and the photographs focus primarily on children, this book really demonstrates just what life is like for different children everywhere. A reference section at the end of each chapter will provide information about all the countries in that chapter including capital city, area in square kilometres, population, population density, life expectancy, religions, languages, adult literacy rate and currency.
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Product details

  • 12-17
  • Hardback | 256 pages
  • 222 x 276 x 26mm | 1,279.14g
  • Pan MacMillan
  • Kingfisher Books Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 8 maps, 400 photographs and illustrations, glossary, index
  • 0753407183
  • 9780753407189

Table of contents

World Map; Introduction; The Arctic and Subarctic; Map; Facts and figures; Europe; Map; Scandinavia and Northern Europe; The Baltic; The British Isles; France; Germany; The Low Countries; The Iberian Peninsula; Italy and its neighbours; Central Europe; Eastern Europe; Russia; Facts and figures; North America; Map; United States of America; Canada; Mexico; The Caribbean; Central America; Facts and figures; South America; Map; South America; Brazil; Facts and figures; Africa; Map; Northern Africa; Eastern Africa; Western Africa; Central Africa; Southern Africa; Facts and figures; Western and Southern Asia; Map; South-West Asia; Central Asia; India; Pakistan; The Rest of Southern Asia; Facts and figures; Eastern Asia; Map; Mongolia; China; Taiwan; Japan; Korea; South-East Asia; Facts and figures; Australia and the Pacific; Map; Australia; New Zealand; The Pacific Islands; Facts and figures; Index
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About Antony Mason

Anthony Mason is the experienced author of and contributor to more than 60 information titles for both children and adults. He has worked for many different publishers, and he contributed to Kingfisher's First Picture Atlas and the Kingfisher Encyclopedia of Lands & Peoples.
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