From familiar neighbors to distant parts of the globe, this engaging series offers readers a close-up look at countries around the world. Vivid color photographs enhance up-to-date information on each country's geography, history, system of government, lifestyle, language, art, food, and more. An intriguing section of special features provides a window into each country's unique customs, as well as its current issues. Each volume details its country's current and historical relations with the United States and Canada, emphasizing the rich sharing of cultures that helps define today's global society. Also included in each volume is a black-and-white classroom map, easy to photocopy for classroom activities.
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
Ainu Ainu language American areas artists atomic bomb bath beautiful became Buddhist buildings Bunraku Canada Canadians capsule Castle century China cities clan Closer Look colorful comic books Diet earthquakes Emperor Meiji enjoy ethnic Japanese Etiquette exchanging name cards exports Festivals foreign garbage gardens Gion Matsuri Heian Hiroshima Hokkaido Honshu hot springs hundred ikebana immigrants important J-League Japan and North Japanese culture Japanese government Japanese language Japanese-American Kamakura kimono Korea Kyoto Kyushu land language living mahn-gah major manga Minamoto Minamoto Yoritomo Mount Fuji mountain Murasaki Shikibu Nagasaki Nagoya North America Okinawa onsen Osaka Pachinko Pacific percent pollution popular population raw fish rice ritual samurai sento Shinto shogun shrine social sport style sushi Tamagotchi tea ceremony television temples theater thousands Today Tokugawa Ieyasu Tokyo traditional Japanese typhoons United wear Western women wrestlers yakuza Yokohama yukata