With today's emphasis on cultural diversity, this series provides stimulating observations on the lifestyles of far ranging countries. Through its abundance of full color illustrations & photos, foreign cultures come alive for young readers. Each book is a complete treatment of the country, & the same major topics are covered for all countries. These include people, lifestyle, geography, history, government, trade, religion, language, arts, leisure & food. Each volume contains statistics, historical charts & basic economic facts placed in reference panels within the text. There are photographs on every page, as well as maps showing political & physical divisions, flora & fauna & endangered species. The set is being published in groups of six titles every six months, with 48 titles planned overall. The titles currently available are: Group 1 - Burma, India, Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, Japan; Group 2 - Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Venezuela; Group 3 - Australia, China, Nepal, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand; Group 4 - Austria, France, Greece, Italy, Spain, Sweden; Group 5 (available October 92) - Egypt, Germany, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Saudi Arabia; Group 6 - Kenya, Libya, Nigeria, South Africa, Turkey, Zimbabwe; Group 7 (available fall 93) - Canada, Ireland, Jamaica, Korea, Pakistan, Vietnam; Group 8 (available spring 94) - Romania, Great Britain, Hungary, Poland, Russia, Switzerland. (Sequence of titles subject to change.)Cultures of the World, was published 1992 under ISBN 9781854355430 and ISBN 1854355430.