Synopses & Reviews
Take a trip around the globe and meet the people and lifestyles that make up our world in this richly illustrated reference.
Organized into eight chapters—continent by continent, and then by smaller geographical areas—People Around the World is packed with photographs and takes the reader on a kaleidoscopic tour of people and their lifestyles. Young readers will gain a truly global perspective on how people live as they discover how the inhabitants of familiar and unfamiliar places dress, earn a living, and enjoy their leisure time. Along the way they'll also find out what foods different people eat, what languages they speak, what they believe in, and how they are governed.
• A reference section at the end of each chapter covers literacy rates, population densities, currencies, and life expectancies
• Chapter openers include a map and scene-setting photographs
• Superb photographs of children and adults in representative, everyday settings
• Comprehensive index
'\"Brimming with sumptous photographs this up-to-date reference provides the reader or researcher with a concise overview of various countries of the globe . . . the integration of text and photos is eye-catching . . . the images admirably convey diversity.\"'
Mason has compiled a fresh fact book that could provide an invaluable starting point for curious young readers... School Library Journal
The writing is clear and engaging and the statistical information is useful...a browser's delight
With more than 400 full-color photos and illustrations, this guide book takes readers around the globe to meet people of other cultures. Organized into eight chapters, this reference describes how people in other continents and geographical areas live, what they eat, what languages they speak, how they earn a living, and how they enjoy their leisure time. Includes a reference section, maps, and index.
About the Author
Antony Mason is an experienced author and contributer to more than sixty informational titles for both children and adults. His books include Kingfigher's First Picture Atlas.