Summary: An Amateur's Guide to the Planet will take you to 12 exotic destinations, from Madagascar and China to Tahiti and Brazil. You'll also learn what lessons you can gain from each destination.
Each chapter closes with exclusive insights and graphics, prepared with the help of top scholars and foreign correspondents, exploring such topics as:
Madagascar : The Earth's fragility
China : Emigration
Borneo : M ...show moreodern missionaries
Kenya and Tanzania : Our love-hate relationship to Africa
Japan : Formal societies
Polynesia : Why culture survives
Greece : National greatness and decline
The Yucatan : Parallel evolution
Thailand : Ultimate Sailing
Java and Bali : How we view Heaven
Burma : Poverty
Brazil : Racial democracy
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