Books by Karen Liptak

COMING-OF-AGE by Karen Liptak
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Feb. 1, 1994

Similarities among coming-of-age-rites (e.g., most cultures view the onset of menses as the passage into womanhood) and some striking differences (the Amazon's Yanomamis isolate girls during the first menstrual cycle; other peoples alter their appearance with facial piercing, hair cuts, body paints, etc.). Read full book review >
ENDANGERED PEOPLES by Karen Liptak
NONFICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1993

"List of organizations interested in these peoples' problems; source notes; extensive bibliography; index. (Nonfiction. 12+)"
A sobering, well-balanced account of five ethnic groups living outside the industrial system. Read full book review >
DATING DINOSAURS AND OTHER OLD THINGS by Karen Liptak
SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
Released: March 15, 1992

"Glossary; further reading; index. (Nonfiction. 12+)"
Humankind has kept records for only a few thousand of its two million years; scientists (archaeologists, paleontologists, anthropologists) and historians are still finding new ways to read our history and that of the eons that preceded us. Read full book review >