Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of World Cultures

The latest addition to the Worldmark family of geocultural references is intended to give students an easy-to-use, systematic guide to the history and current status of more than 290 cultural groups outside the United States. In nine volumes, the Encyclopedia is intended to offer students background and current status on cultures of the countries they are most likely to study. Ideally suited to students who might otherwise need help interpreting information presented in more complex reference works, Jr. Worldmark Encyclopedia of World Cultures offers helpful features such as consistent subheads; contextual pronunciations and definitions; at-a-glance statistics; annotated maps; and simple charts. Arranged by country then by culture, volumes include comprehensive table of contents, glossary, language overview and finder table to specific cultures. Individual indexes are cumulated in the final volume.