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If the World Were a Village

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The Bottom Line

Author and geographer David J. Smith has created a great educational tool for young people in If the World Were a Village. It provides young people with a captivating look at world demographics in easy-to-understand terms.
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  • A great introduction to the demographics of the world as a whole.
  • Beautifully illustrated by Shelagh Armstrong.
  • Captivating statistics.


  • I wish it were double or triple in length!


  • 32 pages
  • 12 x 9 inches
  • Hardcover

Guide Review - If the World Were a Village

This book is a must for young people curious about our planet. Consolidating the world population of more than 6 billion into a village of 100, author and geographer David J. Smith teaches about the distribution of the world's population, poverty, age and sex structure, income and wealth, education, religion, languages, food supply, environment and more. This book will cause children to want to know even more about our planet and Smith provides an appendix that contains useful information for parents and teachers to help them increase geographic literacy. I highly recommend this book!
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