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Amateur's Guide to the Planet - 96 edition

Amateur`s Guide to the Planet (ISBN10: 0965234444; ISBN13: 9780965234443)
ISBN13: 978-0965234443
ISBN10: 0965234444

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:
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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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Edition/Copyright: 96
Cover: Paperback
Publisher: Beau Monde Press
Published: 10/01/1996
International: No

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1996 Paperback Very Good Beau Monde Press 1996 Light wear to cover, light soil to upper page edge, clean tight brighht illustrated unmarked text. While her may not live up to its title, Belliveau, ...show morea former copy and financial editor at the Baltimore Sun and a graphics editor at the Washington Post, has put together some entertaining vignettes about her travels to 12 extremely exotic and exciting destinations: Madagascar, China, Borneo, Kenya and Tanzania, Japan, Polynesia, Thailand, Greece, the Yucatan, Java and Bali, Burma, and Brazil. Most of Belliveau's travels occurred from 1985 through 1994, when she was in her thirties, single, and on her own in some strange places, so these journeys reflect her inquisitiveness about other cultures and how people live. Her travels spawn questions about life, poverty, worldview, and human relation. With an extensive bibliography of her destinations, her is a good choice for anyone adventurous who wants to retrace some of her steps or for armchair travelers. Melinda S ...show less
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