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Encyclopedia of the World's Nations
     

Encyclopedia of the World's Nations

by George Thomas Kurian (Editor)
 
This three-volume reference for high school and above provides a balanced description of the main political, economic and social systems of 190 countries. Tables, charts, lists, and other graphics are linked with narrative accounts of each nation's peoples, history, and government. Entries are approximately 10-15 pages in length and contain maps, basic fact sheets,

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This three-volume reference for high school and above provides a balanced description of the main political, economic and social systems of 190 countries. Tables, charts, lists, and other graphics are linked with narrative accounts of each nation's peoples, history, and government. Entries are approximately 10-15 pages in length and contain maps, basic fact sheets, information on the land and peoples, and discussion of history and government, economy, and society and culture. Also included: a chronology, a bibliography, official publications, contact information and internet resources. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

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School Library Journal
Gr 9 Up-This revision of Kurian's Encyclopedia of the First World (1989), Encyclopedia of the Second World (1991; o.p.), and Encyclopedia of the Third World (1992; o.p., all Facts On File) encompasses all countries in alphabetical order. There are 30 separate categories of information for each of the 190 countries. Population data indicators and other statistics are presented as tables, governmental organization appears as a chart, and history is covered through narrative text. The article on Afghanistan discusses the role of Osama bin Laden and the Taliban in the September 11 terrorist attacks but it is noted that most general information is current through June, 2001. Hard-to-find social indicators appear, if known, such as the number of women in government, number of public libraries, and percentage of HIV-infected adults. The no-frills black-and-white maps and charts are clear and informative but there is only a written description of the national flags. A previously lengthy further reading section for each entry has been replaced by a more succinct list of books and Internet resources from official sites or statistical offices. An accessible and up-to-date revision of three resources combined into one.-Vicki Reutter, Cazenovia High School, NY Copyright 2003 Cahners Business Information.
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This three-volume reference for high school and above provides a balanced description of the main political, economic and social systems of 190 countries. Tables, charts, lists, and other graphics are linked with narrative accounts of each nation's peoples, history, and government. Entries are approximately 10-15 pages in length and contain maps, basic fact sheets, information on the land and peoples, and discussion of history and government, economy, and society and culture. Also included: a chronology, a bibliography, official publications, contact information and internet resources. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780816041398
Publisher:
Facts on File, Incorporated
Publication date:
08/28/2002
Series:
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Pages:
2560
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 11.25(h) x 5.25(d)
Age Range:
14 Years

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