What are the cultural similarities within a country that sets it apart from others? A team of anthropologists and social scientists have taken a close look at more than 200 countries to document the myriad ways in which culture -- every bit as much as geographic borders -- defines and separates the nations of the world. Using a standard entry format for easy comparison, each country's shared values, behaviors and cultural variations are surveyed -- from foods and rituals to pastimes and arts. This 4-vol. set is lavishly illustrated with more than 1,000 photographs and more than 200 maps.
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"The similar sounding (and looking) Worldmark Encyclopedia of Cultures and Daily Life (Gale, 1998) covers some of the same ground, but its arrangement like that of Encyclopedia of World Cultures [which is mentioned earlier], is based on cultural group rather than national boundary. Countries and Their Cultures complements both titles by offering a different perspective and is recommended for high-school, public, and academic libraries."
-- Booklist/Reference Books Bulletin (October 1, 2001)
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