People of the World by Catherine  Herbert Howell audiobook

People of the World: Cultures and Traditions, Ancestry and Identity

By Catherine Herbert Howell , with  K. David Harrison
Foreword by Spencer Wells
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Blackstone Publishing, Blackstone Publishing 9781426217081
18.67 Hours Unabridged
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From the heart of National Geographic comes this expansive guide to the clans, tribes, ethnicities, and peoples of the world. Organized in keeping with our knowledge of the migration of human groups through history, with statistics and a cultural portrait of each ethnic group, People of the World becomes a fascinating round-the-world tour of customs and traditions as well as a go-to source for background information to round out one’s own family history. From the Tuvans of Siberia to the Samoans and Tahitians of Polynesia, from the Mapuche of Chile to the Sami of Scandinavia, 222 of the world’s 10,000-plus ethnic groups are featured. Some were chosen because of their commonality as ancestors to many; others were chosen because their numbers are dwindling, and soon their cultures may become extinct. Maps, photographs, and traditional sayings enhance the accounts of many of the most important and interesting cultures in the world today.

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From the heart of National Geographic comes this expansive guide to the clans, tribes, ethnicities, and peoples of the world.

Organized in keeping with our knowledge of the migration of human groups through history, with statistics and a cultural portrait of each ethnic group, People of the World becomes a fascinating round-the-world tour of customs and traditions as well as a go-to source for background information to round out one’s own family history.

From the Tuvans of Siberia to the Samoans and Tahitians of Polynesia, from the Mapuche of Chile to the Sami of Scandinavia, 222 of the world’s 10,000-plus ethnic groups are featured. Some were chosen because of their commonality as ancestors to many; others were chosen because their numbers are dwindling, and soon their cultures may become extinct. Maps, photographs, and traditional sayings enhance the accounts of many of the most important and interesting cultures in the world today.

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Author Bio: Catherine Herbert Howell

Author Bio: Catherine  Herbert Howell

Catherine Herbert Howell has conducted field research among urban women in India and among Indian immigrants in New York City. A former National Geographic staff member, she has authored a dozen publications and has contributed to dozens more, including previous editions of Peoples of the World, Wonders of the Ancient World, and the Expeditions Atlas. She was also the editor of Out of Ireland, a companion volume to the PBS documentary. She lives in Arlington, Virginia.

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Author Bio: K. David Harrison

Author Bio: K. David Harrison

K. David Harrison is a linguist and anthropologist specializing in endangered languages, and is cofounder of the Living Tongues Institute for Endangered Languages. He has conducted field research in numerous countries where cultures are threatened by globalization. His book The Last Speakers: The Quest to Save the World’s Most Endangered Languages explores the consequences of language loss and efforts at revitalization. He lives in Philadelphia and teaches at Swarthmore College.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD
Category: Nonfiction
Runtime: 18.67
Audience: Adult
Language: English