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The CIA World Factbook (CIA World Factbook)

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Publisher Comments:

From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, The CIA World Factbook 2008 offers complete and up-to-date information on the worlds nations. This all-inclusive reference guide has been updated for 2008 with detailed information on politics, populations, military expenditures, economics, and much more. It includes:

  • Useful maps with new geopolitical data
  • Details on prominent political parties, and contact information for diplomatic consultation
  • A full description of the population of each country, with information on literacy rates, HIV prevalence, and age structure
  • A complete economic overview, from household income to gross domestic product
  • Information on transportation and communication infrastructure.
  • New data on military expenditures and capabilities
  • User-friendly headings, sub-headings, an index, and a list of physical coordinates of major places for easy reading
There are also appendices offering useful abbreviations, a list of international organizations and groups, international environmental agreements, the conversion of weights and measures, and more. Originally intended for use by government officials, this amazingly useful reference guide is a must for every student, traveler, journalist, and businessperson.

Synopsis:

A country-by-country guide to the world--the product of years of CIA intelligence.

Synopsis:

Chock full of up-to-date coverage of countries from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, this fascinating reference—intended for use by government officials—should be on the shelf of every school, world traveler, and journalist. For each country, you’ll find: a thorough introduction with historical background; detailed geographical facts, including current environmental issues; and a full description of the people, with information on literacy rates, HIV prevalence, and major infectious diseases. There are also details on conventional political parties, contact information for diplomatic representation, and the nation’s economic status, complete with statistics. A synopsis of transnational issues includes narcotic-related corruption. Along with multiple appendices, this attractive book features pages of beautiful, recently-updated maps, and three high quality fold-out posters.

About the Author

The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), established in 1947, is a civilian intelligence agency of the United States government responsible for providing national security intelligence to senior United States policymakers.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781602390805
Author:
Central Intelligence
Publisher:
Skyhorse Publishing
Author:
Central Intelligence Agency
Author:
Intelligence Agency, Central
Subject:
Reference
Subject:
Handbooks & Manuals
Subject:
Yearbooks & Annuals
Subject:
Political Freedom & Security - Intelligence
Subject:
World politics
Subject:
Geography
Subject:
Politics/Reference
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
CIA World Factbook
Publication Date:
20071201
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
160 black-and-white illustrations
Pages:
904
Dimensions:
10 x 7.1 x 1.4 in 2.18 lb

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"Synopsis" by , A country-by-country guide to the world--the product of years of CIA intelligence.
"Synopsis" by ,
Chock full of up-to-date coverage of countries from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, this fascinating reference—intended for use by government officials—should be on the shelf of every school, world traveler, and journalist. For each country, you’ll find: a thorough introduction with historical background; detailed geographical facts, including current environmental issues; and a full description of the people, with information on literacy rates, HIV prevalence, and major infectious diseases. There are also details on conventional political parties, contact information for diplomatic representation, and the nation’s economic status, complete with statistics. A synopsis of transnational issues includes narcotic-related corruption. Along with multiple appendices, this attractive book features pages of beautiful, recently-updated maps, and three high quality fold-out posters.
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