WorldView Good Reads
Published: June 9, 2016
Here are good reads from around the globe that have caught our attention.
Meklit: Bringing the Sounds of the World to Her Melodies written by Taylor Mayol. The unexpected beauty of everyday sounds. Meklit Hadero combines folk, jazz and East African influences to create a sound she calls Ethio-jazz. But she also draws on the sounds of the everyday to create something unique.
Interactive Globe: Compare Your Consumption with the World. Compare your consumption habits with those of people from other countries -- and find out how you can protect the environment and conserve natural resources.
The Diversity Style Guide. The Diversity Style Guide was written to help media professionals cover a complex, multicultural world with accuracy, authority and sensitivity. But it is also highly useful for educators, students and just plain folks. There are about 700 entries covering race/ethnicity, disability, immigration, sexuality and gender-identity, drugs, alcohol, and geography.
Being Bilingual Boosts Brain Power. New research indicates that babies who grow up listening to two languages have better problem-solving skills even before they can talk.
The Brain Dictionary. Scientists have made an atlas of how our brains map language.
How to Identify any Language at a Glance. It's all in their character.comments powered by Disqus