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He learned a great deal about globalization while living in Taiwan, where he studied Chinese and worked for the Taiwanese government. 32 21st CENTURY SKILLS LIBRARY 21st Century Skills Library Is riding your bicycle one of your favorite forms of transportation? If it is, you are not alone. People all over the world ride bicycles. Read this book to learn more about how bicycles are made and distributed to places around the globe. The Global Products series introduces readers to important concepts needed to understand their place in the global economy of the 21st century.

21 st Centur y Content You study reading, math, science, and social studies. You also need to learn about the world of work and your community. These notes tell you about business and money. They also give you ideas about how you can help yourself, your community, and the world. Life & Career Skills These notes tell you about skills you will use throughout your life. They give you ideas about how to work well with others, make good decisions, and achieve your goals in life.

Mankato, MN: The Child’s World, 2006. Haduch, Bill. Go Fly a Bike! The Ultimate Book of Bicycle Fun, Freedom, and Science. New York: Dutton Children’s Books, 2004. Teichmann, Iris. Globalization. North Mankato, MN: Smart Apple Media, 2003. html For more information on the history of bicycles GLOBAL PRODUCTS: B 31 I alloys, 8, 9, 11 Armstrong, Lance, 12 “bicycle monarchies,” 4 chain, 7 China, 18–19, 19–20, 21, 22, 24 Columbus Tubing, 9, 10, 15, 25 customers, 16, 27 Denmark, 4, 12 distributors, 16 Drais, Karl von, 6 gears, 5, 6, 10, 25 Giant bicycle company, 21–22, 24 Giro d’Italia bicycle race, 13, 14, 16 globalization, 18–19, 23, 24, 27 importers, 15–16 India, 17, 18–19, 20 Internet, 16 Italy, 13, 15 forks, 15 frames, 8–9, 10, 11, 15, 25 manufacturing, 8, 9–10, 15, 18–19, 19–21, 22, 23–24, 25–26, 27 markets, 15, 19, 22 metallurgy, 9 La Gazzetta dello Sport newspaper, 13 patents, 6 pedals, 4, 6, 7, 15 A seats, 9, 10 shipping, 15–16 specialization, 26 steel, 9 suffragists, 7 handlebars, 9, 10 labor, 19, 20, 21, 27 laufmachine, 6–7 engineering, 11 environment, 17 exercise, 17 exports, 15 racing bicycles, 11, 13–14, 15, 16, 23, 27 Taiwan, 19–20, 21, 22, 24 technology, 19 technology transfer, 24 tires, 25 Tommasini, Irio, 15 Tour de France bicycle race, 12, 13 tubing, 9, 10, 15, 25 Vuelta a España bicycle race, 13 wheels, 6, 7, 9, 10 women, 7 wood, 9 workers.

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