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The World Factbook 2008: CIA's 2007 Edition
     

The World Factbook 2008: CIA's 2007 Edition

by Central Intelligence Agency
 

PRAISE FOR PREVIOUS EDITIONS:

“Excellent for answering quick reference questions on the nations of the world.” —American Reference Books Annual“A valuable, easy-to-use worldwide information source.” —World Affairs Council Booknotes“Excellent . . . a wealth of unclassified data is provided. .

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PRAISE FOR PREVIOUS EDITIONS:

“Excellent for answering quick reference questions on the nations of the world.” —American Reference Books Annual“A valuable, easy-to-use worldwide information source.” —World Affairs Council Booknotes“Excellent . . . a wealth of unclassified data is provided. . . . An indispensable reference for those involved in global political, military, diplomatic, or economic affairs.” —Sea PowerThe World Factbook, produced annually by the CIA, has become the ultimate, authoritative source of information on all the nations of the world. It provides current data for more than 250 countries and territories, from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe. Potomac Books publishes a commercial version of The World Factbook in order to extend the limited audience reached by the CIA’s own publication. This current Potomac Books edition is identified by the year 2008, following the pattern used in our other annual publications. The CIA completes its volume late each year, and Potomac Books republishes it the following year.Topics addressed include the political climate, natural resources, environment, population, ethnic groups, GDP, agriculture, industries, defense expenditures, literacy rate, religion, legal system, and much more. Key data are grouped under the headings of geography, people, government, economy, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues. The World Factbook also contains maps of each country and of key territories. In addition, readers will find handy appendixes on international organizations and groups, international environmental agreements, and a cross-referenced list of geographic names. The World Factbook provides the indispensable reference for curious individuals concerned about a rapidly changing world.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
“A readable, easy-to-use reference that should find its way to the bookshelf of any serious student of international affairs.”

“A complete guide on every country in the world.”

Friday Review of Defense Literature

“A readable, easy-to-use reference that should find its way to the bookshelf of any serious student of international affairs.”—Friday Review of Defense Literature
Marine Corps Gazette

“A complete guide on every country in the world.”—Marine Corps Gazette

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781597971829
Publisher:
Potomac Books
Publication date:
05/30/2008
Series:
CIA World Factbook Series
Pages:
740
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 11.10(h) x 1.70(d)

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