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Pushes & Pulls: Why do people migrate? - PB
Pushes & Pulls: Why do people migrate? - PB
Pushes & Pulls: Why do people migrate? - PB
9780778751984 | In Stock
This intriguing book explores the reasons why people migrate: pushes—involuntary migrations—and pulls—voluntary migrations. The different causes include: population density or lack of resources; colonization and empire building; independence from colonization, population transfer, and ethnic cleansing; the slave trade and human trafficking; war or natural disasters; religious, racial, or cultural prejudice and persecution; and to find work. Historical migrations examined include: the very first human migrations out of Africa and the gradual spread of humans around the world; the rise and fall of the Roman Empire; the slave trade; the relocation of Native Americans; migrations due to drought and famine in Africa; migrations linked to the wars in the former Yugoslavia, Afghanistan, and Iraq; the Irish potato famine; the migrations of Jews around the world; and the “Great Migration” of African Americans from the south to the north.

Reading Level: Gr. 6
Interest Level: Gr. 5-8
Guided Reading Level: W
Binding: Paperback
Series: Investigating Human Migration & Settlement
Author(s): Robert Walker

Size: 8″× 10″
No. of Pages: 48
Index Included: Yes
Glossary Included: Yes

ATOS: 8.8000000000000007
Dewey: 304.8
Lexile: 1220L
Copyright: 2010

Pushes & Pulls: Why do people migrate?

“...the sweeping connections and contrasts that the book makes can stimulate debate. For example, slavery is not just a distant horror; it is also linked to child factory laborers in India and elsewhere today. The open design will grab browsers with color photos, maps, and boxed, personal �journey stories.’” —Booklist, 04/10