eBook Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of World Cultures, 2nd Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1414486812
  • ISBN-13: 9781414486819
  • DDC: 306.03
  • Grade Level Range: 6th Grade - 10th Grade
  • 2673 Pages | eBook
  • Previous Editions: 1999
  • Original Copyright 2012 | Published/Released September 2011
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2012
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Overview

This completely updated, full-color edition---part of the Junior Worldmark family of geo-cultural references---provides students and general researchers with an easy-to-use, systematic guide to the history and current status of 315 cultural groups outside the United States, including 25 groups new to the set. Included in the 170 countries covered are Afghanis, Afrikaners, Australian Aborigines, Bosnians, Chinese, Congolese, Egyptians, Filipinos, French, Greeks, Haitians, Hungarians, Indians, Iranians, Iraqis, Israelis, Japanese, Kenyans, Kurds, Lebanese, Mexicans, Moroccans, New Zealanders, Nigerians, Peruvians, Russians, Rwandans, Samoans, Scots, Spaniards, Swiss, Tanzanians, Thai, Ugandans, Venezuelans, Vietnamese, Welch, Yemenis, Zimbabweans, Zulu, and many more.

Ideally suited to students who might otherwise need help interpreting information presented in more complex reference works, Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia Of World Cultures includes helpful features such as consistent subheads; contextual pronunciations and definitions; at-a-glance statistics; annotated maps; and simple charts. Essays are divided into 20 subcategories---including language, folklore, religion, holidays, living conditions, family life, clothing, food, sports, social problems, resources and others---making it easy to compare and contrast cultures. Volumes also include a comprehensive table of contents, glossary, language overview, and finder table to specific cultures. Individual indexes are cumulated in the final volume.

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Features and Benefits

  • Hundreds of full-color photos, illustrations and maps provide an engaging complement to the text.
  • Find engaging coverage of: Afrikaners, Australian Aborigines, Bosnians, French, Haitians, Kurds, Samoans, Thai, Yemenis and 300 more cultural groups.
  • Standard rubrics in each entry ensure a consistent learning experience.
  • Included are: language, religion, rites of passage, education, employment, social problems, folklore, food, sports, and much more.
  • Give your students unprecedented views of cultural practices and daily life from more than 320 cultural groups in the fully updated Jr. Worldmark Encyclopedia of World Cultures.

What's New

  • Ideal for students seeking in-depth information in accessible, everyday language.

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  • Casebound Edition

    ISBN-10: 1414486715 | ISBN-13: 9781414486710

Reviews

"An incredible nine-volume set that explores more than 290 culture groups from around the world. Provides heaps of information. This set of encyclopedias will be of great service to students -- of all ages -- eager to venture into the hundreds of cultures throughout the world. It's a huge job to comb the world over and collect thousands of bits and pieces; this collection deserves accolades for a huge job, well done." -- Today's Librarian (January 1999)

— Today's Librarian

"This set will be useful as introductory material and should be considered as an enhancement to standard titles." -- RBB/Booklist (06/01/99)

— Charlotte Decker

"An excellent resource for student reports. This is a highly recommended purchase for public libraries and school libraries with large budgets." -- RUSQ (Fall 1999)

— Charlotte Decker

"Offers middle-school students the ability to access research information that is easy to read and understand. Because of its interdisciplinary strengths, this encyclopedia is a good tool for building "cross-cultural skills and understanding" at the older elementary and middle-school levels. It is easy to use, with extensive cross-references and a cumulative index for each volume." -- Multicultural Review (June 1999)

— Charlotte Decker

"A valuable and timely resource with considerable assignment value. -- School Library Journal (February 1999)

— Charlotte Decker

Table of Contents

VOLUME 1: AFGHANISTAN—BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA.
Afghanistan.
Afghanis.
Hazaras.
Pashtun.
Albania.
Albanians.
Algeria.
Algerians.
Berbers.
Andorra.
Andorrans.
Angola.
Angolans.
Antigua and Barbuda.
Antiguans and Barbudans.
Argentina.
Argentines.
Armenia.
Armenians.
Australia.
Australians.
Australian Aborigines.
Austria.
Austrians.
Tyrolese.
Azerbaijan.
Azerbaijanis.
Bahamas.
Bahamians.
Bahrain.
Bahrainis.
Bangladesh.
Bangladeshis.
Bengalis.
Chakmas.
Barbados.
Barbadians.
Belarus.
Belarusans.
Belgium.
Belgians.
Flemings.
Walloons.
Belize.
Belizeans.
Garifuna.
Benin.
Beninese.
Bhutan.
Bhutanese.
Bolivia.
Bolivians.
Aymara.
Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Bosnians.
VOLUME 2: BOTSWANA—CONGO, REPUBLIC OF THE.
Botswana.
San.
Brazil.
Brazilians.
Afro-Brazilians.
Kayapos.
Xavante.
Brunei.
Bruneians.
Bulgaria.
Bulgarians.
Burkina Faso.
Burkinabe.
Mossi.
Burundi.
Burundians.
Tutsi.
Cambodia.
Khmer.
Hill Tribespeople.
Cameroon.
Cameroonians.
Canada.
Canadians.
French Canadians.
Inuit.
Cape Verde.
Cape Verdeans.
Central African Republic.
Central Africans.
Chad.
Chadians.
Chile.
Chileans.
Mapuches.
China.
Chinese.
Dong.
Ewenki.
Han.
Man (Manchus).
Miao.
Tibetans.
Uighurs.
Zhuang.
Colombia.
Colombians.
Páez.
Comoros.
Comorians.
Congo, Democratic Republic of the.
Congolese.
Azande.
Efe and Mbuti.
Congo, Republic of the.
Congolese.
Aka.
Bakongo.
VOLUME 3: COSTA RICA—GERMANY.
Costa Rica.
Costa Ricans.
Côte d’Ivoire.
Ivoirians.
Croatia.
Croats.
Cuba.
Cubans.
Cyprus.
Greek Cypriots.
Czech Republic.
Czechs.
Denmark.
Danes.
Djibouti.
Djiboutians.
Dominica.
Dominicans.
Dominican Republic.
Dominicans.
East Timor.
Timorese.
Ecuador.
Ecuadorans.
Jivaro.
Egypt.
Egyptians.
El Salvador.
Salvadorans.
Equatorial Guinea.
Equatorial Guineans.
Eritrea.
Eritreans.
Estonia.
Estonians.
Ethiopia.
Ethiopians.
Amhara.
Oromos.
Tigrayans.
Fiji.
Fijians.
Indo-Fijians.
Finland.
Finns.
France.
French.
Alsatians.
Bretons.
French Guianans.
Gabon.
Gabonese.
The Gambia.
Gambians.
Georgia.
Georgians.
Abkhazians.
Adjarians.
Ossetians.
Germany.
Germans.
VOLUME 4: GHANA—JAMAICA.
Ghana.
Ghanaians.
Greece.
Greeks.
Grenada.
Grenadians.
Guatemala.
Guatemalans.
Guinea.
Guineans.
Fulani.
Guinea-Bissau.
Guineans of Guinea-Bissau.
Guyana.
Guyanans.
Haiti.
Haitians.
Honduras.
Hondurans.
Hungary.
Hungarians.
Iceland.
Icelanders.
India.
Indians.
Andhras.
Gonds.
Gujaratis.
Hindus.
Jains.
Kashmiris.
Marathas.
Oriya.
Rajputs.
Sikhs.
Indonesia.
Indonesians.
Asmat.
Balinese.
Javanese.
Sundanese.
Iran.
Iranians.
Iraq.
Iraqis.
Ma’dan (Marsh Arabs).
Ireland.
Irish.
Israel.
Israelis.
Italy.
Italians.
Jamaica.
Jamaicans.
VOLUME 5: JAPAN—MALTA.
Japan.
Japanese.
Ainu.
Jordan.
Jordanians.
Kazakhstan.
Kazakhs.
Kenya.
Kenyans.
Kalenjin.
Kikuyu.
Kisii.
Luhya.
Luo.
Kosovo.
Kosovars.
Kuwait.
Kuwaitis.
Kyrgyzstan.
Kyrgyz.
Laos.
Lao.
Hmong.
Kammu.
Latvia.
Latvians.
Lebanon.
Lebanese.
Maronites.
Lesotho.
Sotho.
Liberia.
Liberians.
Libya.
Libyans.
Liechtenstein.
Liechtensteiners.
Lithuania.
Lithuanians.
Luxembourg.
Luxembourgers.
Macedonia.
Macedonians.
Madagascar.
Malagasy.
Malawi.
Chewa.
Malaysia.
Malays.
Maldives.
Maldivians.
Mali.
Malians.
Malinke.
Songhay.
Malta.
Maltese.
VOLUME 6: MAURITANIA—NORTH KOREA.
Mauritania.
Mauritanians.
Mexico.
Mexicans.
Maya.
Micronesia.
Micronesians.
Moldova.
Moldovans.
Monaco.
Monégasques.
Mongolia.
Mongols.
Montenegro.
Montenegrins.
Morocco.
Moroccans.
Mozambique.
Mozambicans.
Myanmar.
Burman.
Kachins.
Karens.
Shans.
Namibia.
Namibians.
Nepal.
Nepalese.
Sherpas.
The Netherlands.
Netherlanders.
Frisians.
New Zealand.
New Zealanders.
Maori.
Polynesians.
Nicaragua.
Nicaraguans.
Sumu and Miskito.
Niger.
Nigeriens.
Tuareg.
Nigeria.
Nigerians.
Hausa.
Igbo.
Yoruba.
North Korea.
North Koreans.
VOLUME 7: Norway—Russia.
Norway.
Norwegians.
Sami.
Oman.
Omanis.
Pakistan.
Pakistanis.
Baluchi.
Brahui.
Punjabis.
Palestinian Territories.
Palestinians.
Panama.
Panamanians.
Cunas.
Papua New Guinea.
Melanesians.
Iatmul.
Melpa.
Motu.
Paraguay.
Paraguayans.
Guaranís.
Peru.
Peruvians.
Asháninka.
Matsigenka.
Quechua.
Philippines.
Filipinos.
Hiligaynon.
Ilocanos.
Poland.
Poles.
Portugal.
Portuguese.
Qatar.
Qataris.
Romania.
Romanians.
Roma.
Russia.
Russians.
Chechens.
Chukchi.
Mordvins.
Nentsy.
Tatars.
VOLUME 8: RWANDA—SYRIA.
Rwanda.
Rwandans.
Hutu.
Saint Kitts and Nevis.
Kittitians and Nevisians.
Saint Lucia.
St. Lucians.
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.
St. Vincentians.
Samoa.
Samoans.
San Marino.
Sammarinese.
Sã o Tomé and Prí ncipe.
São Toméans.
Saudi Arabia.
Saudis.
Bedu.
Senegal.
Senegalese.
Wolof.
Serbia.
Serbs.
Seychelles.
Seychellois.
Sierra Leone.
Creoles of Sierra Leone.
Slovakia.
Slovaks.
Slovenia.
Slovenes.
Somalia.
Somalis.
South Africa.
Afrikaners.
Cape Coloreds.
English.
Xhosa.
Zulu.
South Korea.
South Koreans.
Spain.
Spaniards.
Andalusians.
Basques.
Castilians.
Catalans.
Galicians.
Sri Lanka.
Sinhalese.
Tamils.
Sudan and South Sudan.
Sudanese.
Dinka.
Suriname.
Surinamese.
Swaziland.
Swazis.
Sweden.
Swedes.
Switzerland.
Swiss.
Syria.
Syrians.
Druze.
VOLUME 9: TAHITI—ZIMBABWE.
Tahiti.
Tahitians.
Tajikistan.
Tajiks.
Pamiri.
Tanzania.
Tanzanians.
Chagga.
Maasai.
Nyamwezi.
Shambaa.
Swahili.
Thailand.
Th ai.
Togo.
Ewe.
Tonga.
Tongans.
Trinidad and Tobago.
Trinidadians and Tobagonians.
Tunisia.
Tunisians.
Turkey.
Turks.
Kurds.
Turkmenistan.
Turkmens.
Uganda.
Ugandans.
Baganda.
Banyankole.
Ukraine.
Ukrainians.
United Arab Emirates.
Emirians.
United Kingdom.
English.
Scots.
Welsh.
Uruguay.
Uruguayans.
Uzbekistan.
Uzbeks.
Karakalpaks.
Vanuatu.
Ni-Vanuatu.
Venezuela.
Venezuelans.
Guajiros.
Pemon.
Vietnam.
Vietnamese.
Cham.
Yemen.
Yemenis.
Zambia.
Zambians.
Bemba.
Tonga.
Zimbabwe.
Zimbabweans.