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If the world were a village : a book about the world's people

Author: David J Smith; Shelagh Armstrong
Publisher: Toronto : Kids Can Press, ©2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Tells us who we are, where we live, how fast we are growing, what languages we speak, what religions we practice and more by imagining the whole world is a village of 100 people.
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Genre/Form: Children's nonfiction
Juvenile works
Sachbilderbuch
Juvenile literature
Ouvrages pour la jeunesse
Material Type: Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David J Smith; Shelagh Armstrong
ISBN: 1550747797 9781550747799
OCLC Number: 47238680
Description: 32 pages : color illustrations ; 32 cm
Contents: Welcome to the global village --
Nationalities --
Languages --
Ages --
Religions --
Food --
Air and water --
Schooling and literacy --
Money and possessions --
Electricity --
Village in the past --
Village in the future --
Teaching children about the global village --
Note on sources and how the calculations were made.
Responsibility: written by David J. Smith ; illustrated by Shelagh Armstrong.

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By narrowing down the world's population to a village of one hundred people, the author offers up some surprising statistics about religion, food, water, nationalities, language, age, and education.  Read more...

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Thought-provoking and highly effective, this world-in-miniature will open eyes to a wider view of our planet and its human inhabitants.

 
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