This book really is an eye opener to learning about birth and rituals around the world. Even if not a word had been written, the page after page, beautiful pictures of families and babies are just wonderful. It takes us out the "the norm" we are used to with our own culture, and into many other ways of life. It reminds us of the big world we live in, we all do things a little different, yet we are all sharing a common bond, humanity. This book is highly recommended for excellant photography and is an excellant teaching guide for all.