TMSC International® Management & Leadership: Book Review: National Geographic’s Book of People of the World A Guide to Cultures

j0399405 National Geographic has a book, Book of Peoples of the World A Guide to Cultures Edited by Wade Davis and D. David Harrison with Catherine Herbert Howell, it looks at the anthropology of the world. It has 18 pages of listings of the “Ethnic Groups of the World”.

This book has 7 Chapters including:

  1. Sub-Saharan Africa
  2. North Africa & The Middle East
  3. Asia
  4. Oceania
  5. Europe
  6. North America
  7. Central & South America

It is also full of  Multicultural Proverbs like:

  • “Play together as brothers but conduct business as strangers.” Syrian Proverb
  • “From cleverness of hand you get serfdom. From cleverness of mouth, you become boss.” Amhara Proverb
  • “It is better to be a slave in your own homeland than to be a ruler in a foreign country.” Kazakh Proverb
  • “Those who lose dreaming are lost.” Australian Proverb
  • “Youth is the gift of nature, but age is a work of art.” Polish Proverb
  • “If you want to know what your body will look like tomorrow, look at your thoughts today.” Navajo Proverb
  • “The one who loves you will make you weep.” Argentinian Proverb

This book has beautiful multicultural pictures and gives a good foundation for understanding other cultures that lead to world affairs and economics.


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