Item description for Japan the Culture: The Culture (Lands, Peoples, and Cultures) by Bobbie Kalman...
Overview Describes the cultural heritage of Japan, including art, music, literature, and religion.
Publishers Description Four new countries and nine updated editions have been added to Bobbie Kalman's popular Lands, Peoples, and Cultures series. These powerful and intimate portraits of countries use up-to-date information and full-color photography. Presented in a mini series format, three books per country ensures thorough coverage of all the important aspects. It also allows more students to work on different projects at the same time. Covering more than basic history and geography, students will be fascinated to learn about:
-- the land... geography, agriculture, transportation, history, industry, and glorious wonders
-- the people... unique customs, customs we share, problems faced by minority groups and women
-- the culture... modern festivals, ancient processions, food, games, and more
Spectacular new photographs highlight this new edition of Japan the culture. Fascinating aspects of Japanese theater, festivals, and fine arts are explained in clear, concise text.
Other topics include: -- Japan's "national treasures" -- traditional clothing -- festivals throughout the seasons -- the ancient religions of Shinto and Buddhism -- the tea ceremony -- nature's influence on Japanese culture
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Studio: Crabtree Publishing Company
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 10.54" Width: 8.2" Height: 0.13" Weight: 0.36 lbs.
Release Date Nov 21, 2000
Publisher Crabtree Publishing Company
ISBN 0778797457 ISBN13 9780778797456
Availability 0 units.
More About Bobbie Kalman
Bobbie Kalman is the award-winning author of more than 400 non-fiction books. She established herself as a leading author in children’s non-fiction in the 1980’s and 90’s with two acclaimed series about pioneer life, The Early Settler Life Series (15 titles) and The Historic Communities Series (31 titles), both published by Crabtree Publishing. She has created many of Crabtree’s most popular series, which also include The Native Nations of North America Series (19 titles), The Lands, Peoples, and Cultures Series (93 titles), and The Science of Living Things Series (32 titles), among others.
Born in Hungary in 1947, Bobbie and her family escaped to Austria during the Hungarian Revolution in 1956. The family spent several weeks there as refugees before immigrating to North America. A former teacher, Bobbie Kalman taught at both the elementary and secondary levels. She also spent several years working as an educational consultant for several publishing companies. Bobbie holds degrees in English, Psychology, and Education. She is married and has four children and three grandchildren.
Although best known for her non-fiction, Bobbie’s newest book is autobiographical. Released in September, 2006, Refugee Child is the account of Bobbie and her family’s escape from Hungary when she was just nine years old. Written to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the Hungarian Revolution in October of 2006, the book is told from the perspective of a young girl.