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The Resource How people live, [written and researched by Penelope Arlon, Lorrie Mack, Zahavit Shalev ; Dena Freeman, chief consultant and Africa ... [et al.]]

How people live, [written and researched by Penelope Arlon, Lorrie Mack, Zahavit Shalev ; Dena Freeman, chief consultant and Africa ... [et al.]]

Label
How people live
Title
How people live
Statement of responsibility
[written and researched by Penelope Arlon, Lorrie Mack, Zahavit Shalev ; Dena Freeman, chief consultant and Africa ... [et al.]]
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Describes different parts of the world and how people live in each, from the Eskimos and Inuit of the Arctic to the Amish and Maya of North America and the Asante and Zulu of Africa. How People Live combines the appeal of a fascinating collection of stories with the educational qualities of a reference book. Focusing on the daily lives, customs, languages, and religions of peoples from around the world, we look at the fundamental similarities of all peoples, and the extraordinary traditions that make each culture unique. Maasai cattle herders often open a vein in one of their cows, drink some nutritious blood, and seal it up again. A Russian custom involves dunking children into icy cold water in order to make them hardy and immune to illnesses. Knitting is an important craft tradition for the people of Taquile Island in Lake Titicaca -- but only the men know how to do it. Kazakh horsemen play kokpar, a version of polo, using a headless sheep's or goat's carcass instead of a ball. The people of the Pacific's Yap islands use the world's largest coins, round chunks of stone that can be up to 12 feet (3.5 meters) tall
Cataloging source
DLC
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Arlon, Penelope
Dewey number
306/.08
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
GN333
LC item number
.A75 2003
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Mack, Lorrie
  • Shalev, Zahavit
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Ethnology
  • Human geography
  • Ethnology
  • Human geography
Target audience
pre adolescent
Label
How people live, [written and researched by Penelope Arlon, Lorrie Mack, Zahavit Shalev ; Dena Freeman, chief consultant and Africa ... [et al.]]
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Contents
World map -- Global Village -- Earth at night -- People and culture -- Migration -- North and Central America -- South America -- Africa -- Europe -- Asia -- Pacific and Australia -- Index -- Acknowledgments
Control code
ocm51900735
Dimensions
29 cm.
Edition
1st American ed.
Extent
304 p.
Isbn
9780789498670
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2003003778
Other physical details
col. ill., col. maps
Label
How people live, [written and researched by Penelope Arlon, Lorrie Mack, Zahavit Shalev ; Dena Freeman, chief consultant and Africa ... [et al.]]
Publication
Note
Includes index
Contents
World map -- Global Village -- Earth at night -- People and culture -- Migration -- North and Central America -- South America -- Africa -- Europe -- Asia -- Pacific and Australia -- Index -- Acknowledgments
Control code
ocm51900735
Dimensions
29 cm.
Edition
1st American ed.
Extent
304 p.
Isbn
9780789498670
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2003003778
Other physical details
col. ill., col. maps

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