Book Of Peoples Of The World

Author: Wade Davis
Publisher: National Geographic Books
ISBN: 9781426202384
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Captures the rich diversity of human life as it examines more than two hundred ethnic groups, large and small, around the world, through a visual study of beliefs, traditions, lifestyles, and environmental conditions.

People Of The World

Author: Catherine Herbert Howell
Publisher: National Geographic Books
ISBN: 1426217080
Size: 74.32 MB
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"A revised and updated edition of National Geographic book of peoples of the world, including all-new material"--Cover.

Pakistan Culture Smart

Author: Safia Haleem
Publisher: Bravo Limited
ISBN: 185733678X
Size: 59.28 MB
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Pakistan is a land with a unique history, formed by migrating peoples who have left their footprint in its diverse cultures, languages, literature, food, dress, and folklore. The country is besieged by bad news, but despite the political turmoil the everyday life of its people is more stable, rich, and rewarding than the media headlines would lead you to believe. A myriad local festivals and celebrations and a vibrant cultural life go unremarked. Pakistan has the eighth-largest standing army in the world and is the only Muslim-majority nation to possess nuclear weapons, but few know that it is also the home of two unique schools of art. This complex nation consists of various ethnic groups, each with its own individual cultures and subcultures, but which are unified by the common values of hospitality, honor, and respect for elders. Pakistani society has extremes of wealth and poverty, and daily life for most people is full of difficulties, yet everyone knows how to cope with crises. Creative and adaptable, Pakistanis are among the most self-reliant people in the world, bouncing back after major catastrophes. Culture Smart! Pakistan takes you behind the headlines and introduces you to many of the country's little-known traditions. It describes the vitally important cultural and historical background, shows you how modern Pakistanis live today, and offers crucial advice on what to expect and how to behave in different circumstances. This is an extraordinary country of enterprising, tough, and passionate people. Earn their trust and you will be rewarded many times over.

Culture And Customs Of Kenya

Author: N. W. Sobania
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313314865
Size: 42.84 MB
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Discusses the traditions, culture, religion, media, literature, and arts of Kenya.

Atlas Of World Cultures

Author: George Peter Murdock
Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Pre
ISBN: 0822976315
Size: 42.12 MB
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The publication of Murdock’s Ethnographic Atlas in 1967 marked the first time that descriptive information on the peoples of the world—primitive, historical, and contemporary—had been systematically organized for the purposes of comparative research. In this volume, Murdock has completely revised this work, selecting 563 societies that are most fully and accurately described in ethnographic literature. The identification of each society gives its geographical coordinates and date, its identifying number in the Ethnographic Atlas, and an indication of whether it is included in the Human Relations Area Files or the Standard Cross-Cultural Sample. In addition, bibliographical references are offered for each society. The information and suggested research techniques will be of value to comparativists in anthropology, history, political science, psychology and sociology. Most importantly, it offers a simple method fro choosing a valid sample of the world’s known societies for cross-cultural research.

The Usborne Book Of Peoples Of The World

Author: Gillian Doherty
Publisher: Usborne Pub Limited
ISBN: 9780794510251
Size: 25.80 MB
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Describes the various people who live in each region of the world, and briefly discusses their religion, food, festivals, ways of making a living, and other things that make them different.


Author: Bobbie Kalman
Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780778792871
Size: 42.87 MB
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Looks at India's religions, arts, crafts, festivals, wedding traditions, performing arts, and cuisine.

Culture And Customs Of Cameroon

Author: John Mukum Mbaku
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313332319
Size: 36.62 MB
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This volume will stand as the definitive accessible introduction to modern Cameroon.

Greece Culture Smart

Author: Constantine Buhayer
Publisher: Kuperard
ISBN: 1787029603
Size: 40.63 MB
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When you enter Greece's mountainous peninsula, with its long coastline and unique archipelago, you are returning to the cradle of Western civilization. And while the ancient Greeks fashioned our political, ethical, aesthetic, and scientific values, their descendants down the ages have continued to set trends and shape world events. The Greek character is a product of the landscape. Surrounded by sea on three sides, the physical features of the land forged the pronounced individuality and strong local patriotism of the warring city-states of antiquity. Their shared history and language formed the basis of a powerful world culture. Today it is coming to terms with its recent economic and political upheavals. The Greeks have repeatedly proved they can adjust and shift their expectations—the new generation knows the old ways have gone and is bracing itself for unpredictable challenges. Culture Smart! Greece will equip you with essential information about the background, values, and attitudes of the people you will meet and give practical advice on how to deal with unfamiliar situations. Life in Greece operates on many criss-crossing levels, offering plenty of possibilities and a variety of lifestyles. Visitors emerge from their Greek experience enriched for life, with an enduring affection for this beautiful land and its gifted people.


Author: Bobbie Kalman
Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780778793007
Size: 60.91 MB
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Describes the family life, clothing, dwellings, education system, economy, and recreational activities of the Chinese, and discusses the differences among the fifty-six national groups living in both the cities and the rural areas.