India - Regions of the World Ser. Author:Lawrence J. Pauline This book is one of the series covering the major regions of the world. Each of the books is complete in itself and may be used independently, although combinations can be arranged readily to meet he requirements of particular courses. Such regional studies courses are offered in many school systems in the 8th or 9th year, but there is no reason... more » why these books cannot be used with full effectiveness on higher levels, where the curriculum so dictates.
The authors and editors of "Regions of Our World" believe the series embodies a number of features which, collectively, make it distinctive among publications of this type. They may be summarized as follows:
Unusual solidity of content, with a good balance between contemporary material and historical backgroung, and between socio-economic analysis and humanized descriptions of everyday life patterns.
Language that is simple, direct, idiomatic.
Use of Eyewitness Reports, based on personal observation, to develop interest and dramatize the presentation.
Visual materials that are designed to convey specific information and to build greater awareness.
Exercise materials that the teacher will find highly effective for testing, assignments, and class discussion.
Perhaps the most important feature of all is the point of view which pervades this series--that national and regional cultures, while significantly different in many ways, have the basic underlying bond of a common humanity, and that all of us in all the far-flung parts of the modern world must learn to understand each other, to appreciate each other, and to help each other if the inhabitants of the planet Earth are to avoid disaster.
This all came from inside the book! None of it is my words.« less