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Menzel, Peter 1948-

Overview
Works: 46 works in 169 publications in 8 languages and 11,103 library holdings
Genres: Pictorial works  Cross-cultural studies  Illustrated works  Juvenile works  History  Interactive multimedia  Software 
Roles: Author, Photographer, Editor, Illustrator
Classifications: TX353, 306.85
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Most widely held works about Peter Menzel
 
Most widely held works by Peter Menzel
Material world : a global family portrait by Peter Menzel( Book )

45 editions published between 1994 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 2,198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Photo spreads, with brief commentaries, of possessions of families in more than 50 countries. Awards: SLJ Best Book. Annotation. A fascinating project--sponsored by a number of international organizations--resulting in this richly intriguing book (it will get well-deserved promotion and distribution via all sorts of media). Sixteen photographers traveled to 30 nations to live for a week with families that are "statistically average" for that nation. At the end of each visit, photographer and subjects collaborated on a portrait of the family, outside of its home, surrounded by all of its material possessions--a few jars and jugs for some, an abundance of electronic gadgetry for others. The 360 color photos are accompanied by information about the standard of living in each country, notes by the photographers about their experiences, and profiles of family members and their lives. We are witnessing the emergence of a unified world economy, as exemplified by NAFTA and GATT, that will, in theory, make goods available at cheaper prices, create new jobs throughout the world, raise standards of living, and benefit the average family. However, population growth and resource exploitation will also affect these potential benefits as patterns of consumption change. In stunning photographs and text, Material World demonstrates the present context for the emerging global economy, what it means to be "statistically average," by displaying families in more than thirty nations outside their homes - with all their possessions in view. Among the 350 stunning images are those of a family in lush Samoa juxtaposed with a Kuwaiti family and the two Mercedes-Benzes parked outside their desert home a family in Iceland posing with their treasured string instruments while a family in Sarajevo huddles outside their bullet-ridden apartment. The text describes what it means to be "average" in each of thirty very dissimilar cultures and the impact of each way of life on the local environment. Statistical information about each country accompanies the photo-essays so that readers can easily compare one culture with another
What the world eats by Peter Menzel( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 1,840 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume visits 25 families in 21 countries around the world. Each family is photographed surrounded by a week's worth of food and groceries, which the authors use as a way of investigating not only different cultures' diets and standard of living but also the impact of globalization -- why doesn't abundance bring better health, instead of increased occurrences of diabetes and similar diseases? The main narrative presents friendly, multigenerational portraits of each family, with meals and food preparation an avenue toward understanding their hopes and struggles. A wealth of supporting information -- color photographs, family recipes, maps, sidebars, etc. -- surrounds the text and implies questions about global food supplies
Hungry planet : what the world eats by Peter Menzel( Book )

16 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and German and held by 1,739 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A photographic collection exploring what the world eats featuring portraits of thirty families from twenty-four countries surrounded by a week's worth of food" [Résumé de l'éditeur]
Robo sapiens : evolution of a new species by Peter Menzel( Book )

15 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and Dutch and held by 1,476 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

" ... the next generation of intelligent robots and their makers."--Jacket
Women in the material world by Faith D'Aluisio( Book )

21 editions published between 1996 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 1,261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of 375 full-color photographs, accompanied by candid first-person chronicles, statistics, and insights, reflect the status of women around the world, offering a rich portrait of the lives, aspirations, feelings, and beliefs of women from a wide range of cultures. 50,000 first printing
What I eat : around the world in 80 diets by Peter Menzel( Book )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 769 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A photographic collection with stories of 80 people and the food they eat over the course of one day, organized by total daily calorie count and including detailed food lists"--Provided by publisher
Man eating bugs : the art and science of eating insects by Peter Menzel( Book )

5 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 706 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the consumption of spiders, crickets, grubs, scorpions, and dragonflies in thirteen different countries, including Australia, Japan, China, Venezuela, and the United States
I want to be-- an engineer by Catherine O'Neill Grace( Book )

4 editions published between 1997 and 1999 in English and held by 656 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the work of the various branches of engineering
Creepy crawly cuisine : the gourmet guide to edible insects by Julieta Ramos-Elorduy( Book )

3 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A guide to adding insects, a wholesome source of protein, to your diet that offers an overview of edible insects, information on where to find them, and tips for preparing and storing them
Oakland, hub of the West by David Weber( Book )

1 edition published in 1981 in English and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mahlzeit : auf 80 Tellern um die Welt by Faith D'Aluisio( Book )

4 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in German and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Mahlzeit - Auf 80 Tellern um die Welt" ist ein Buch, das man nicht jeden Tag auf den Tisch bekommt. in 30 Ländern rund um den Globus hat das Journalisten Duo die Essgewohnheiten ganz unterschiedlicher Menschen studiert und fotografiert. Von Menschen, die mit 500 bis 2000 Kalorien am Tag auskommen (müssen), und solchen die bis 20.000 Kalorien am Tag verdrücken. Ein außergewöhnlicher Einblick in den Huger der Weltbevölkerung: von der Nomadin bis zum Astronauten, von der Zirkusakrobatin bis zum Sumo-Ringer
Women in the material world by Faith D'Aluisio( Recording )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ji qi ren de jin hua : ren gong zhi hui yu ji qi ren xue de xin shi ji by Peter Menzel( Book )

2 editions published in 2002 in Chinese and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Robo sapiens : une espèce en voie d'apparition by Peter Menzel( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in French and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le robot est-il l'avenir des hommes? Cette question stimule les chercheurs les plus inventifs et se pose à nos sociétés toujours avides d'innovation
À table ! dossier pédagogique cycle 3 by Pierre Courbet( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in French and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kit pédagogique qui propose d'explorer les enjeux de l'alimentation dans le monde entier, avec à l'appui un livret pédagogique en lien avec les programmes du cycle 3, 16 photographies en grand format et un cédérom contenant photographies et exercices. Les photographies représentent la consommation hebdomadaire de 16 familles de tous les continents et leur lecture amène les élèves à s'interroger sur de nombreux sujets (conséquences des choix alimentaires sur la santé, sur l'environnement, faim dans le monde, inégalités sociales, influence des religions, etc.)
Periodni sistem elementov by Peter Menzel( Book )

4 editions published between 1991 and 2003 in Slovenian and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

So leben sie!( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in German and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What I eat around the world in 80 diets( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Photographer Peter Menzel and writer Faith D'Aluisio discuss the countries and people featured in their book What I Eat (Material World Books, 2010) which contains photos with stories of 80 people and the food they eat over the course of one day
Robo sapiensu = Robo sapiens( Book )

2 editions published in 2001 in Japanese and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hungry planet : [complete kit] by Peter Menzel( Visual )

2 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twelve posters show families--in their homes with a week's worth of food displayed around them--in Bhutan, Chad, China, Ecuador, Germany, Guatemala, India, Japan, Kuwait, Mali, Mexico, and the United States. The curriculum guide includes critical thinking questions, writing prompts, activities, reading strategies, and a PowerPoint® presentation (with slides corresponding to each poster) that leads students through the process of visual analysis. By examining the photographs, as well as the country facts (life expectancy, obesity rate) and family information (food sources, cooking methods) provided on each 44 x 56 cm. poster, students can draw inferences, compare and contrast, and make generalizations about our "hungry planet." The related book supplies more country statistics and an essay about the lives and eating habits of each family, along with full-color photographs
 
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Material world : a global family portrait
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Menzel, Peter 1948-... photographe

Menzel, Peter J. 1948-

Menzel, Peter John.

Menzel, Peter John 1948-

Peter Menzel American photographer

Peter Menzel Amerikaans fotograaf

멘젤, 피터 1948-

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What the world eatsHungry planet : what the world eatsRobo sapiens : evolution of a new speciesWomen in the material worldWhat I eat : around the world in 80 dietsMan eating bugs : the art and science of eating insectsI want to be-- an engineerCreepy crawly cuisine : the gourmet guide to edible insects