ERIC Number: ED409264
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989
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Living Spaces: In the Desert, In the Future, In the Mountains, In the Polar Regions, In Space, On the Water. Living Spaces Series.
Each of the 6 separate books in this classroom series for juveniles introduces students to the variety of living spaces people have adapted in order to survive in a hostile environment. The illustrated guides examine several cultures which have developed and thrived in these environments. (1) "In the Desert" looks at: The San of the Kalahari; The Bedouins of Arabia; The 'Blue People' of the Sahara; The Aborigines of Australia; and the Navajo of the American Southwest. (2) "In the Mountains" presents: Mountain People in Appalachia; The Kazaks of Xinjiang; The Mountain People of Tibet; The Indians of Peru; The People of the White Reindeer; and the Bhutias of Sikkim. (3) "In the Polar Regions" looks at: The Inuit of Alaska; The Inuit of Northern Canada; The Lapps of Europe; and Homes of the Siberian People. (4) "On the Water" presents: On the Water in Hong Kong; The Ma'dans of Iraq; The Sons of the Lake; The People of Kampong Ayer; and The Aymara Indians of Lake Titicaca. The last two books in the series: "In the Future" and "In Space" invite students to consider influences that might affect the design and development of futuristic habitats. Each book includes a glossary and an index.
Descriptors: Built Environment, Childrens Literature, Cultural Awareness, Elementary Education, Environmental Influences, Foreign Countries, Futures (of Society), Global Education, Habitats, Human Geography, Instructional Materials, Physical Environment, Social Studies, Water
Rourke Enterprises, Inc., PO Box 3328, Vero Beach, FL 32964 ($89.70, Set of 6).
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Students; Teachers
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