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Material World

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Menzel photographed average families in each of 30 nations, posed with their possessions gathered around them. As they depict the meaning of material ... Show synopsis

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by Diane1020 on Sep 25, 2008

In wonderful full-page color photgraphs, this book shows us EVERYTHING an average family owns in each of twenty two different countries around the world. The variety of goods is astonishing. Because each selected family is also statistically average, we can also see how families are made up in each of these countries; for example, how many children there are and whether or not a grandparent is included in the family, etc. In addition there is a wonderful text story, also illustrated in color photographs, for each family, telling us about their typical day and how they live. You could not ask for a more fascinating or intimate way to visit other families around the world. Everyone, including children, can profit from and enjoy this marvelous book.

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