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Clear, concise and readable histories of peoples, nations, and cultures, including the inhabitants of present-day nation-states (Americans, French); minority peoples within these (Sorbs in Germany, Basques in Spain); peoples dispersed over a number of nation-states (Kurds, Jews); significant cultural but non-ethnic groupings (Maronite Christians in the Levant); and extinct peoples (Alans, Goths).
Provides descriptions of all the cultures of each region of the world or of a representative sample of cultures for regions where full coverage is impossible, as well as accurate descriptions of cultures of the past. 1996 edition.
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Register of scientific research on the subjective enjoyment of life, including a bibliography of more than 7,000 publications, 759 measures of happiness in more than 1,500 studies, and data covering 165 nations.