This colorful set provides stimulating observations on the diverse lifestyles of far-ranging countries. It has been created to make foreign cultures come alive for young readers, especially through its abundance of full-color illustrations.Each book covers the same major topics in regard to its country. These include geography, history, government, trade, people, lifestyle, religion, language, arts, leisure and food. Each volume contains statistics, historical charts and basic economic facts placed in reference panels within the text. There are photographs on every page, as well as maps showing political and physical divisions, flora and fauna and endangered species.