In just a few pages you can find all you need to know about UNESCO, the World Heritage Sites, oceans, biosphere reserves, climate and other subjects at the heart of the organization’s work.
The Discovering the World series is a collection of compact guides aimed at making subjects accessible for a young readership (from 10 years old onwards). They are perfect for students of school or college age who need to prepare a text or presentation on any one of these subjects. Parents and teachers will also find these little books an interesting read.
Tell me about the Slave Trade
The slave trade shattered the lives of millions of people. Many of those uprooted from their land and then bought and sold were children. Although slavery is today considered a crime against humanity, such exploitation and trafficking persist. An estimated 246 million children between 5 and 18 years of age continue to live in conditions of domestic or industrial slavery.
This book aims to help young people become more aware of the racism behind the tragedy of the slave trade. At the same time, the slave trade brought with it profound cultural interactions that changed the knowledge and belief systems informing the world’s civilizations. An appreciation of the abiding influence of African cultures on other civilizations will help readers to defeat the prejudices that fuel racism.