Book of Peoples of the World

A Guide to Cultures

Author: Wade Davis,K. David Harrison,Catherine Herbert Howell

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 9781426202384

Category: Social Science

Page: 383

View: 2080

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.

Pakistan - Culture Smart!

The Essential Guide to Customs & Culture

Author: Safia Haleem

Publisher: Bravo Limited

ISBN: 185733678X

Category: Travel

Page: 168

View: 8151

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.

National Geographic People of the World

Cultures and Traditions, Ancestry and Identity

Author: Catherine Herbert Howell,K. David Harrison

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 1426217080

Category: Ethnology

Page: 384

View: 5413

"A revised and updated edition of National Geographic book of peoples of the world, including all-new material"--Cover.

The Kingfisher Book of the Ancient World

From the Ice Age to the Fall of Rome

Author: Hazel Mary Martell

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780753453971

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 160

View: 4620

Richly illustrated with maps and reconstruction of everyday life, this resource book explores the geography, culture and history of the ancient world. Full-color illustrations.

Circling the Globe

A Young People's Guide to Countries and Cultures of the World

Author: Sue Grabham

Publisher: Kingfisher Books

ISBN: 9781856975612

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 640

View: 8861

Explores the Earth's land masses and climates, and discusses the peoples, cultures, and ways of life of the countries on it

Pacific Worlds

A History of Seas, Peoples, and Cultures

Author: Matt K. Matsuda

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521887631

Category: History

Page: 436

View: 3553

Essential single-volume history of the Pacific region and the global interactions which define it.

American Nations

A History of the Eleven Rival Regional Cultures of North America

Author: Colin Woodard

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101544457

Category: History

Page: 384

View: 5298

An illuminating history of North America's eleven rival cultural regions that explodes the red state-blue state myth. North America was settled by people with distinct religious, political, and ethnographic characteristics, creating regional cultures that have been at odds with one another ever since. Subsequent immigrants didn't confront or assimilate into an “American” or “Canadian” culture, but rather into one of the eleven distinct regional ones that spread over the continent each staking out mutually exclusive territory. In American Nations, Colin Woodard leads us on a journey through the history of our fractured continent, and the rivalries and alliances between its component nations, which conform to neither state nor international boundaries. He illustrates and explains why “American” values vary sharply from one region to another. Woodard (author of American Character: A History of the Epic Struggle Between Individual Liberty and the Common Good) reveals how intranational differences have played a pivotal role at every point in the continent's history, from the American Revolution and the Civil War to the tumultuous sixties and the "blue county/red county" maps of recent presidential elections. American Nations is a revolutionary and revelatory take on America's myriad identities and how the conflicts between them have shaped our past and are molding our future. From the Hardcover edition.

Culture and Customs of Cameroon

Author: John Mukum Mbaku

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313332319

Category: Social Science

Page: 236

View: 4528

This volume will stand as the definitive accessible introduction to modern Cameroon.

Greece - Culture Smart!

The Essential Guide to Customs & Culture

Author: Constantine Buhayer

Publisher: Kuperard

ISBN: 1787029603

Category: Travel

Page: 168

View: 1402

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.

We Are Not the Hero

A Missionary's Guide to Sharing Christ Not a Culture of Dependency

Author: Jean Johnson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781937756451

Category: Religion

Page: 335

View: 5112

While globalization gives North American Christians unprecedented opportunities to influence the world, we need to take care not to slip into a type of postmodern colonialism in which we make ourselves the experts or the "hero come to save the day." We need to intentionally guide others to look to God and to their own communities for resources, solutions, creativity, ingenuity, hard work, and interdependence, instead of making them perpetual recipients of all the good things we can do for them. Johnson shares lessons learned from her sixteen years in Cambodia, in an area known as the Killing Fields.

Native Peoples A to Z

A Reference Guide to Native Peoples of the Western Hemisphere

Author: Donald Ricky

Publisher: Native American Book Publishers

ISBN: 1878592734

Category: History

Page: 3810

View: 5037

A current reference work that reflects the changing times and attitudes of, and towards the indigenous peoples of all the regions of the Americas. --from publisher description.

A People's History of the United States

1492-Present

Author: Howard Zinn

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317325303

Category: History

Page: 744

View: 6499

This is a new edition of the radical social history of America from Columbus to the present. This powerful and controversial study turns orthodox American history upside down to portray the social turmoil behind the "march of progress". Known for its lively, clear prose as well as its scholarly research, A People's History is the only volume to tell America's story from the point of view of - and in the words of - America's women, factory workers, African-Americans, Native Americans, the working poor, and immigrant laborers. As historian Howard Zinn shows, many of America's greatest battles - the fights for fair wage, an eight-hour workday, child-labor laws, health and safety standards, universal suffrage, women's rights, racial equality - were carried out at the grassroots level, against bloody resistance. Covering Christopher Columbus's arrival through the Clinton years A People's History of the United States, which was nominated for the American Book Award in 1981, is an insightful analysis of the most important events in US history.

The Kids Book of World Religions

Author: Jennifer Glossop,John Mantha

Publisher: Kids Can Press Ltd

ISBN: 1554539811

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 64

View: 9299

Explains the basic beliefs, customs, and rituals of twelve different world religions, and includes information about tribal and native religions of Africa, North America, and Australia.

Cuisine and Culture

A History of Food and People

Author: Linda Civitello

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470403713

Category: Cooking

Page: 436

View: 3154

Why did the ancient Romans believe cinnamon grew in swamps guarded by giant killer bats? How did African cultures imported by slavery influence cooking in the American South? What does the 700-seat McDonald's in Beijing serve in the age of globalization? With the answers to these and many more such questions, this third edition of Cuisine and Culture presents an engaging, entertaining, and informative exploration of the interactions among history, culture, and food.

What Foreigners Need to Know About America from a to Z

How to Understand Crazy American Culture, People, Government, Business, Language and More

Author: Lance Johnson

Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub

ISBN: 9781478131120

Category: Reference

Page: 312

View: 5237

This unique book paints a revealing picture of America and its people for those foreigners who will benefit from a better understanding of America. It will also inform Americans who want to learn more about the U.S. and how it compares to other countries around the world. World traveler and teacher Lance Johnson studies cultural differences and the difficulties foreigners have understanding crazy America, as some call it. Foreigners might come to the U.S. to work for American employers, to open branch offices or factories for their homeland employers, to start their own businesses, or go to school. Others might work for American organizations in their homelands or have American teachers there. An understanding of American culture and language will contribute to their success. As the title suggests, this book is for “foreigners.” Dictionaries say they are people who are not citizens of a country. For this book they are defined as anyone who is not sufficiently familiar with American culture to achieve success. This includes the multitudes of foreign-born, naturalized citizens who have lived in the U.S. for years and still struggle with the ways and the language. A foreigner could also be a first-generation American whose immigrant parents did not fully expose their children to American culture and they now pay the price in mainstream U.S. There are lots of other examples, too. FORMAT Each of the 26 chapters' brush strokes contributes to the final painting of what America is all about. The chapters are grouped into four books. (An all-in-one book is also available.) •Book 1 (A to G) – America's Heritage. This defines the historical background of why America and its people became who and what they are today. •Book 2 (H to T, this book) – America's Culture. This section describes everyday life in America, ranging from customs and etiquette, to what's on the minds of Americans, to education. Practical advice is provided for the one million foreign applicants who seek and gain admission to U.S. colleges and universities each year. Pointers are provided on the cultural differences students should expect, and how to get the most from their education once enrolled. •Book 3 (U to X) – America's Business. This explains the complex business environment, operations, and people-related customs and why the U.S. is an economic juggernaut. Information is provided for starting a business of your own in the U.S. as well as how to increase the chances of your getting hired by an American firm in the U.S. or abroad. •Book 4 (Y to Z) – America's Language. These chapters discuss practical ways to improve English grammar, speech, writing, communication skills, and reducing accents. Common English grammar and speech errors made by foreigners are identified and simple tips are provided for overcoming them. ENDORSEMENTS “I congratulate you on writing this timely work. This will promote better mutual understanding between America and Asia." - Tommy Koh, Singapore Ambassador to the U.N. and U.S. “Your book covers a broad range of topics that I am sure many…will find very useful.” - Clark T. Randt, Jr., U.S. Ambassador to China. “I greatly appreciate your efforts in sharing with other people your opinion and experience on the exchanges between different peoples and cultures. It is so important for us to better understand each other while striving to build a better world for all.” - Zhou Wenzhong, China Ambassador to U.S. “ I found this book refreshingly different from the general run of books in this genre.” - Mohammad Vazeeruddin, India journalist. “The A to Z chapters are nicely written and...the language is simple and lucid.” - Jay Gajjar, India language professor. “I love this book's generous use of helpful hints. I highly recommend it for anyone who wants to learn more about America like I did." - Sarah Kim, Korean American business owner.

The Pursuit of Italy

A History of a Land, Its Regions, and Their Peoples

Author: David Gilmour

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 1466801549

Category: History

Page: 480

View: 1529

One of The Economist's 2011 Books of the Year Did Garibaldi do Italy a disservice when he helped its disparate parts achieve unity? Was the goal of political unification a mistake? These questions are asked and answered in a number of ways in this engaging, original consideration of the many histories that contribute to the brilliance-and weakness-of Italy today. David Gilmour's wonderfully readable exploration of Italian life over the centuries is filled with provocative anecdotes as well as personal observations, and is peopled with the great figures of the Italian past-from Cicero and Virgil to Dante and the Medicis, from Garibaldi and Cavour to the controversial politicians of the twentieth century. Gilmour's wise account of the Risorgimento, the pivotal epoch in modern Italian history, debunks the nationalistic myths that surround it, though he paints a sympathetic portrait of Giuseppe Verdi, a beloved hero of the era. Gilmour shows that the glory of Italy has always lain in its regions, with their distinctive art, civic cultures, identities, and cuisines. Italy's inhabitants identified themselves not as Italians but as Tuscans and Venetians, Sicilians and Lombards, Neapolitans and Genoese. Italy's strength and culture still come from its regions rather than from its misconceived, mishandled notion of a unified nation. With The Pursuit of Italy, David Gilmour has provided a coherent, persuasive, and entertaining interpretation of the paradoxes of Italian life, past and present.

The Ghost of Freedom

A History of the Caucasus

Author: Charles King

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0195177754

Category: History

Page: 291

View: 8462

" ... The first general history of the modern Caucasus, stretching from the beginning of Russian imperial expansion up to rise of new countries after the Soviet Union's collapse."--Cover.

World cultures

a global mosaic

Author: Iftikhar Ahmad

Publisher: Pearson Prentice Hall

ISBN: N.A

Category: Education

Page: 828

View: 4877

In Search of the Old Ones

Author: David Roberts

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781439127230

Category: History

Page: 272

View: 4007

An exuberant, hands-on fly-on-the-wall account that combines the thrill of canyoneering and rock climbing with the intellectual sleuthing of archaeology to explore the Anasazi. David Roberts describes the culture of the Anasazi—the name means “enemy ancestors” in Navajo—who once inhabited the Colorado Plateau and whose modern descendants are the Hopi Indians of Arizona. Archaeologists, Roberts writes, have been puzzling over the Anasazi for more than a century, trying to determine the environmental and cultural stresses that caused their society to collapse 700 years ago. He guides us through controversies in the historical record, among them the haunting question of whether the Anasazi committed acts of cannibalism. Roberts’s book is full of up-to-date thinking on the culture of the ancient people who lived in the harsh desert country of the Southwest.

When in the Arab World

An Insider's Guide to Living and Working with Arab Culture

Author: Rana F.. Nejem

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781911195214

Category:

Page: 233

View: 3139

When in the Arab World is written from the inside for anyone who wants to live or work with Arab culture.