Worldmark Encyclopedia of Cultures and Daily Life, Volume 4
Timothy L. Gall, Jeneen Hobby
Gale, 2009 - Asia - 608 pages
From Publisher's Website: Worldmark Encyclopedia of Cultures and Daily Life covers cultural groups in Asia, Europe, the Americas and Africa. Each volume is organized for quick reference by continent, cover history, politics, customs, religion, education, human rights issues, teen life and much more for culture groups such as Kurds, Amish, Germans and more than 500 others. Each two- to six-page entry is written and reviewed by subject experts who have in-depth knowledge of a particular world culture and the skill to translate their knowledge in terms that students can understand. The Encyclopedia also gives students a visual learning experience with more than 250 photographs. And, a glossary of terms offers quick reference for difficult or foreign terms.
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