Synopses & Reviews
The world's best desk reference! With more than 5,000 illustrations, charts and diagrams, and over 600 maps, 25,000 facts and statistics, this revised and expanded edition of our bestselling World Reference Atlas is a comprehensive, single-volume guide that includes information on population, crime, defense, and natural resources. Newly revised for the year 2000, each of the world's 192 nations is surveyed and mapped in detail, and the world's newest nations are given full coverage. Maps are accompanied by analysis of each country's political, historical, and demographic geography. Leading experts analyze nine key subjects affecting each country: population, communication, hunger, the environment, tourism, conflict, the final frontiers, ethnicity, and economy.
This bright and enterprising book is impressively comprehensive and browser-friendly, earning a place in any reference collection. (The London Times Educational Supplement)
Impressive... going beyond conventional cartography to be of practical help to the spheres of business, tourism, education, and the seeker of general knowledge. (Publishing News)
A compact, comprehensive, and easy-to-use geographic read-reference tool. (Library Journal)
Table of Contents
World factfile -- The nations of the world -- Overseas territories & dependencies.