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If the World Were a Village

If the World Were a Village (Paperback)

By Smith, David J.
Illustrated by Armstrong, Shelagh

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Aiming to provoke thought and elicit questions, this book explains facts about the world's population simply. Instead of unimaginable billions, it presents the whole world as a village of just 100 people. We find out that 22 speak a Chinese dialect and that 17 can't read or write... read full description below.

ISBN 9781472958853
Barcode 9781472958853
Published 1 June 2018 by Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Format Paperback
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ISBN-13 9781472958853
ISBN-10 1472958853
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Imprint Bloomsbury Education
Publication Date 1 June 2018
International Publication Date 8 March 2018
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Smith, David J.
Illustrated by Armstrong, Shelagh
Category Social Studies
Geography & Environment
Business Studies
Human Geography / Peoples Of The World
Citizenship
Primary / Junior Schools
Number of Pages 32
Dimensions Width: 228mm
Height: 304mm
Weight Not specified - defaults to 600g
Interest Age 7-9 years
Reading Age 7-9 years
Library of Congress Human geography - Juvenile literature, World citizenship - Juvenile literature, Social indicators - Juvenile literature, Population - Statistics - Juvenile literature
NBS Text Children's General Non-Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile;Primary and secondary/elementary and high school;Professional and scholarly
Dewey Code 304.6
Catalogue Code 917328

Description of this Book

What if the world's population were represented by a village of just 100 people? This beautiful and unique book, explains facts about the world's population in a simple and fascinating way. Instead of unimaginable billions, it presents the whole world as a village of just 100 people. We soon find out that 22 speak a Chinese dialect and that 17 cannot read or write. We also discover the people's religions, their education, their standard of living, and much much more... Perfect for inspiring children with an interest in geography, citizenship and different customs and cultures, whether they read it at home or at school.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review ... every school should have a copy. * Global Dimension (August 2009) * Original, brilliant and sometimes heart rending. * Books For Keeps *
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 2 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

David J. Smith has more than 25 years of experience in the classroom as a teacher. Now a full-time educational consultant, he has led workshops for schools and professional associations throughout the US and Canada and in Latin America, Africa, Europe, Australia and Asia. David is also the creator of the award-winning curriculum Mapping the World by Heart and the author of If, If America Were a Village and This Child, Every Child. Shelagh Armstrong has been illustrating since 1987. A major part of her work to date can be found on international product packages. In the past 15 years she has been awarded work by the Royal Canadian Mint (including three commemorative coins for the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games coin collection), Canada Post and many book and magazine publishers.

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