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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
-- Travel and tourism
-- Leisure and entertainment
-- Government and politics
-- 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.