53 Social Sciences COUNTRIES, PEOPLES & CULTURES (800) 221-1592 www.salempress.com GET ONLINE ACCESS WITH YOUR PRINT BUY! The Countries, Peoples & Cultures series is complete with specific information on over 200 countries and self-governing territories, as well as separate appendices profiling 21 types of governments currently in power and 10 major world religions. Incredibly useful for students, educators, and academic researchers, this encyclopedia is a must-have for school, community, academic, and specialized libraries across the nation. In-depth Culture Profiles explore each nation’s background, practices, beliefs, laws, peoples, and more, ensuring users receive a complete, three- dimensional understanding of the countries they research. Nearly 30 pages in length, Culture Profiles offer more comprehensive and in-depth coverage than other available resources. Every Culture Profile contains a picture of the country’s flag and two large colored maps, one highlighting the country’s location in its region of the world and the other detailing the capital, major cities, and major natural landmarks. An Introduction provides general information about each country, such as its Population, Official Language(s), Physical Size, Climate, Currency, and National Motto/Anthem. Subsequent sections dive deep into a diverse array of topics, including: Environment & Geography, Customs & Courtesies, Lifestyle, Arts & Entertainment, Cultural Sites & Landmarks, Libraries & Museums, Holidays, Youth Culture, Cultural History, Transportation, Infrastructure, Media & Communications, Standard of Living, Education, Women’s Rights, Health Care, Government, Tourism, Agriculture, and the Economy. Every Culture Profile ends with a list of Off- Beat Facts, such as origins of familiar words or unique traditions only found in the featured nation. An appendix of World Government Profiles focuses on 21 types of governments found in the world today, highlighting each government’s Guiding Premise, Typical Structure, Role of the Citizen, and modern-day Examples. An additional appendix of World Religion Profiles provides a General Background, Basic Tenets, Sacred Text(s), Major Figures, Holy Sites and more on 10 major world religions, including Baha’i, Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, Jainism, Judaism, Religious Traditions of Africa, Religious Traditions of Asia, and Sikhism. This series is a must have source for your area studies, history, and social studies collections. Countries, Peoples & Cultures BEST SELLER! This expansive series provides valuable insight into the social, cultural, economic, historical, and religious practices and beliefs of nearly every nation around the globe. With nine comprehensive, up-to-date volumes spanning every major world region, this in-depth reference source is one of the most thorough compilations of its kind on the market today. “A good overview which helps readers grasp the scale of the information... the structure and scope of this series makes it ideal for secondary school students across several disciplines, including history and geography.” –ARBA “This essential and well-curated source will prove a valuable addition to libraries.” –ARBA Eastern & Southern Africa Nov. 2015 | 620 Pages | Print ISBN: 978-1-61925-782-5 | Library Price: $145 Western & Central Africa Dec. 2015 | 675 Pages | Print ISBN: 978-1-61925-784-9 | Library Price: $145 North America & The Caribbean Dec. 2015 | 580 Pages | Print ISBN: 978-1-61925-786-3 | Library Price: $145 Central & South America June 2015 | 550 Pages | Print ISBN: 978-1-61925-788-7 | Library Price: $145 East Asia & The Pacific Dec. 2015 | 590 Pages | Print ISBN: 978-1-61925-790-0 | Library Price: $145 Central, South & Southeast Asia July 2015 | 650 Pages | Print ISBN: 978-1-61925-792-4 | Library Price: $145 Eastern Europe October 2015 | 700 Pages | Print ISBN: 978-1-61925-794-8 | Library Price: $145 Western Europe Aug. 2015 | 670 Pages | Print ISBN: 978-1-61925-796-2 | Library Price: $145 Middle East & North Africa Oct. 2015 | 585 Pages | Print ISBN: 978-1-61925-798-6 | Library Price: $145 The 9-volume set and regional volumes all come with free online access FREE Online Access FREE Available as a Nine Volume Set, or as Individual Regional Volumes: Nine Volume Set | December 2015 | 6,500 Pages | Print ISBN: 978-1-61925-800-6 | Library Price: $895 COUNTRIES, PEOPLES & CULTURES SOCIAL SCIENCES