A global tour of beliefs and traditions, this book will sweep you into more than 200 different cultures, showing you the remarkable diversity of humanity and our shared experiences. Spectacular photos and maps show how different cultures evolved, and examine the challenges they face.
The extraordinary findings of the National Geographic Society's Genographic Projecta research initiative to catalog DNA from people around the world, decoding the great map of human migration embedded in our own genetic makeupare woven throughout.
Wade Davis was named one of the Explorers for the Millennium by the National Geographic Society. He is an anthropologist and ethnobotanist whose books include the international bestseller The Serpent and the Rainbow.
K. David Harrison is a linguist whose work with endangered languages has received national attention. He conducts expeditions to remote places around the world in his study of global language loss.
Comments about National Geographic Book of Peoples of the World:
An over all decent book on the peoples of the world. Not as in depth and comprehensive as I had hoped. There are a few people that aren't mentioned that I had hoped to learn more about, but otherwise very informative. It's a good book for somebody that is just beginning to explore the cultures of the world.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend