Recounts an expedition through the Moremi Wildlife Reserve in Botswana, describing the vegetation and wildlife, and culminating in the sighting of an African elephant herd.
As part of the series Cultures of the World, this title covers the geography, history, government, economy, environment, peoples, arts, cultures and languages of the country of Syria.
The Rug Makers
Visit a rug factory in India to see how children weave beautiful rugs.
Canada: The People
The heritage of Canada’s various peoples and cultures, along with the everyday lives of Canadians, are among the topics discussed.
A Home For Foundlings
Describes the hospital founded by Captain Coram to care for homeless children, and includes information about the daily lives of the foundlings and a timeline.
Mexican Native Dances: Regional Dances Of Mexico
Since remote times, the dance has played an essential part in the life of the Mexican people. The variety of dances executed in Mexico in the present day is incredible–this booklet describes the costumes and history behind fourteen dances.
Kanu of Kathmandu: A Journey in Nepal
An eight-year-old boy who lives in the city of Kathmandu takes a tour of several small towns and villages of Nepal, observing many traditional customs and activities.
Hachiko: The True Story Of A Loyal Dog
Relates the true story of a dog who accompanied his master to and from a Tokyo train station for a year and, after his master died, continued to wait for him there every day for many years.
Birthdays around the World
This book describes the way birthdays have been celebrated in the past and the customs used to mark these special occasions in such countries as Finland, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand and others.
Pupniks: The Story of Two Space Dogs
This book presents the story of the two Soviet dogs, Belka and Strelka, who were sent into space in 1960, paving the way for the first Soviet manned flight.