One night, just before final exams, 18-year-old Franklin Crabbe–smart, rich yet unhappy and a semi-alcoholic–packs his gear and drives away into the woods to disappear completely.
A community of tiny fishermen called the Hairy Peruvians leaves home to escape the fierce Shining Spaniards, sails a teakettle across the ocean, and makes a new home in a faraway land.
An anthropological perspective on coming-of-age rituals in societies around the world examines elements unique to specific rituals as well as elements common to all.
This history of modern China covers the origins, founding, and development of the country’s Communist regime and examines the forces that are pushing the country–nuclear power and the home of a fifth of the world’s population–toward change.
After her father’s death, Lu Si-Yan’s uncle sells her to a rich family who expect her to work as their servant until she is old enough to marry their son, but when she runs away things only get worse.
A photographic study of life on the plains of Tanzania follows Kisululu, a young Maasai boy living in the village of Olbalbal, as he helps out with family chores, plays games with his friends, and learns the skills he will need as an adult.