Worldmark Encyclopedia of Cultures and Daily Life: Asia and Oceania, Part 1, 2nd Edition

  • Volume 3
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  • ISBN-10: 1414448910
  • ISBN-13: 9781414448916
  • DDC: 305.8
  • Shipping Weight: 3.05 lbs ( 1.38 kgs)
  • 576 Pages | Print | Hardcover
  • © 2009 | Published

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Overview

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 int 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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Reviews

"A must for all types of libraries." -- American Libraries (May 1999)

— American Libraries

"I could open any of these volumes at almost any page to pick out nuggets of fascinating detail. Warmly recommended for senior school, other academic and general reference collections." -- Reference Reviews (UK) (12/03/98)

— Michael Bemis

"Worldmark, appropriate for middle school to adult readers, is well written, authoritative, and has some information not included in [G.K. Hall's Encyclopedia of World Cultures]. At a cost of $299, as opposed to $1100 for the G.K. Hall set, Worldmark can be a valuable resource in school, public, and academic libraries." -- RBB/Booklist (5/1/98)

— Jennifer Prince

"Invaluable in developing multicultural curriculum. For doing research on contries, and for understanding political and social issues." -- Knowledge Quest (March/April 1998)

— Michael Bemis

"An outstanding resource that is a must for all school libraries! Absolutely superb information." -- Southeast Regional Social Studies Conference Web Site (http://edla/aum.edu/stockard/acss/bookreviews.html) (January 1998)

— Michael Bemis

"The breadth of coverage and the affordable cost make this set a recommended purchase for school and public libraries." -- ARBA (American Reference Books Annual) 1999

— Jennifer Prince

"Multi-volume encyclopedias that are ideal for corporate libraries and individuals who want to undertake a serious, in-depth study of the world's cultures and countries. Cultures provides information on 500 cultures of the world, cover 20 different areas of daily life. Its sister set, Nations, provides comprehensive information on the world's nation states. Each set has four volumes: Africa, Americas, Asia and Oceania, and Europe." -- Resource (December 2000)

— Jennifer Prince

"An outstanding resource that is a must for all school libraries! Absolutely superb information. Now students have a comprehensive set to start their research on the peoples of the world. The newest addition to the classic and comprehensive family of encyclopedias."-- The Social Studies Educator (http://edla.aum.edu) (March 2000)

— Jennifer Prince

"Has more accessible language and an easier-to-use format" (than Hall Reference's 10-volume Encyclopedia of World Cultures). -- School Library Journal (August 1998)

— Michael Bemis

"The real strength of the series is the specificity with which each culture is examined. A well-organized, easy-to-use research tool." --School Library Journal, February 2010

— Jennifer Prince

"Diversity . . . comes to life in ways that social theorists probably cannot imagine." -- Rettig on Reference on gale.com (June 1998)

— Michael Bemis

"The writing is crisp and up-to-date, and the authors offer valuable insights and appear to have spent much time in their respective culture areas. This set is suitable for high school students, college students, lay readers, or scholars seeking general information on world cultures. Highly recommended for high school, academic, and large public libraries." -- Library Journal (06/15/98)

— Jennifer Prince

"…emphasis here leans toward the geographic, with a sharp focus on capitals, national boundaries, and natural resources. A worthwhile purchase for large public libraries."---Library Journal, December 2009

— Michael Bemis

"Highly recommended for academic and public libraries." -- CHOICE (June 1998)

— Jennifer Prince