Anthropology Reference Items Featured

This week the “Reference Tip” bulletin board will feature two reference items focusing on anthropology: Encyclopedia of the World’s Nations and Cultures, (Vol. 4) by George Thomas Kurian and Encyclopedia of Food and Culture, (Vol. 3) by Solomon H. Katz. 

The Encyclopedia of the World’s Nations and Cultures, Vol. 4 is a compilation of data about countries beginning with the letter S, through Z. Each country’s description includes the following information: basic fact sheet, geographical features, climate, flora/fauna, population, ethnic composition, languages, religions, historical background, list of modern rulers, constitution, political parties, local government, legal system, human rights, foreign policy, defense, economy, environment, living conditions, health, food and nutrition, status of women, work, education, science and technology, media, culture, folklore/mythology, entertainment, etiquette, family life, personal appearance, sports, chronology, bibliography, official publications, contact information, and internet resources.

REF G63 K874 2007 vol. 4

The Encyclopedia of Food and Culture, Vol. 3 organizes the subtopics alphabetically, O through Z. Each country’s description is extensive, often using pictures and tables. For example, the encyclopedia begins with “Obesity,” and discusses the definition of measurement of obesity, prevalence of overweight, risks related to obesity, development of obesity, evaluation of the obese patient, evaluating risk using the body mass index, treatment of obesity, and obesity in children, as well as pictures and a BMI table.

REF GT 2850 E53 2003 vol. 3

Check out these two reference materials when you get a chance, they include some really interesting information!!

-Megan Campbell

1 Response to “Anthropology Reference Items Featured”


  1. 1 Sloan March 29, 2010 at 11:36 pm

    i like your posting


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