175 Countries: Birth, Childhood, Coming of Age, Dating and Courtship, Marriage, Family and Parenting, Work Life, Old Age and Death
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A to Z World Lifecycles is an encyclopedia documenting the fascinating traditions through which the people of 175 countries worldwide mark the stages of life. Information on customs, rituals and practices related to birth, coming of age, dating and courtship, marriage, family and parenting, work life, old age and death shows the unique ways in which different cultures celebrate these universal milestones.
A to Z World Lifecycles is part of the World Trade Press A to Z World Culture Series. Individual titles in the series focus on a specific cultural topic for the 175 countries covered and offer broad factual information, deep insight and thoughtful analysis. Throughout each volume, the list of topics and the depth of coverage for each country is consistent¾a great advantage when the reader needs information on smaller or less well-known countries. Furthermore, coverage goes far deeper than typical “scratch the surface” guidebooks. Content comes from the World Trade Press A to Z World Culture proprietary database, considered by thousands of public and academic libraries to be the most comprehensive cultural database in the world.