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Overview

Which nation has the lowest unemployment rate? Where is the most popular vacation spot in the world? Which country has the highest percentage of automobile ownership? Where is the world's largest atheist population? When patrons come to you with these types of questions, you would most likely advise them to search a variety of newspapers, magazines, trade publications, technical journals or other periodicals for the answers they need.

Now there's a single comprehensive volume that fills this information gap. Gale Country & World Rankings Reporter provides 3,200 ranked lists of more than 235 countries around the globe, allowing you and your patrons to easily compare the world's physical, social, business, cultural, economic, demographic, governmental, leisure and other statistics.

This resource is the third in the series of outstanding new rankings references from Gale. The other rifles in the series are Gale State Rankings Reporter and Gale City & Metro Rankings Reporter.

Information is presented in the same comprehensive table format as Gale State Rankings Reporter and Gale City & Metro Rankings Reporter. Statistical tables are arranged alphabetically under nearly 100 subject headings.

Topics covered include:
-- Health and welfare
-- Markets and marketing
-- Education
-- Transportation
-- Travel and tourism
-- Leisure and entertainment
-- Government and politics
-- Labor
-- Agriculture
-- Defense
-- Environment
-- Law and criminal justice
-- And many more

Each entry is sequentially numbered and provides full bibliographic source citations, enabling you to locate the original data. Entries include the entire ranking given in the source,whether it be for all countries, a group of nations together in a geographic region or a selected group relevant to the specific topic covered.

The information provided in Gale Country & World Rankings Reporter is compiled from three types of expert resources:
-- International organizations including the United Nations, Organization for Economic Credit and Credentials, NATO, Southeast Asia Treaty Organization SEATO, World Bank and others.
-- U.S. Agencies, especially the CIA which maintains excellent information on foreign countries, defense-related data and other information.
-- Periodicals, literature from newspapers, technical journals, the academic press, professional and trade magazines and others.

The location index features countries and world area names appearing on all of the lists. The keyword index lists every topic, company or business, agency, organization, brand or personal data mentioned in the tables. Entries in both indexes are listed in alphabetical order with appropriate table titles and references to the page numbers and the tables' entry numbers. Alternative names for countries Ceylon are cross-referenced to the official name Sri Lanka.

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The lives and works of 80 of "the best-known, highest-praised, scariest, funniest, and most-promising authors of tales of future worlds, alternative universes, psychological spine-tinglers, and more" are covered in this two-volume set. These writers of interest to young adults extend from Mary Shelley and Robert Louis Stevenson to Stephen King and Anne Rice. YA authors such as Natalie Babbitt and Laurence Yep are also covered Each author is detailed in an entry written in an inviting manner for a middle-school audience. Vital information and a black-and-white portrait begin each article. A 1,500-word biographical essay follows that gives specifics on early life, education, career, and the unique characteristics of the genre writer. Brief quotes from the authors or their critics are disbursed throughout the entries. Sidebars include short annotated lists of some of the authors' best works, photos of either a book jacket or movie still, and information about movie adaptations. Suggested sources for further reading are found at the end of each entry. Lists of Hugo and Nebula award winners and an author-title-subject index conclude each volume Most of the writers covered in "Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror Writers" are also found in "Something about the Author", but this new title will be convenient for children's services in school and public libraries. It is recommended as a stimulating reference, reading-advisory, and browsing tool for students and librarians.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780810398665
  • Publisher: Cengage Gale
  • Publication date: 1/1/1995

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