A Guide to Countries of the World

Paperback | July 10, 2010

byPeter Stalker

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This A-Z guide provides a wealth of information for every country in the world. Each entry gives a brief history and outlines contemporary social, economic, political and religious issues. In addition, for each country there is a map and a quick-reference fact box containing data andstatistics including languages, population, GDP, capital city, life expectancy, and more. It also features an appendix of indicator tables (showing income and poverty, health and population etc) and an appendix of regional groupings, such as members of the EU and the African Union, as well as anappendix of web links - one for each country.Revised and fully up to date with the latest key facts, this accessible guide is ideal for students and teachers of geography, politics, economics, world religions, and world history at all levels, as well as anyone wanting a home reference book to accompany an atlas.

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This A-Z guide provides a wealth of information for every country in the world. Each entry gives a brief history and outlines contemporary social, economic, political and religious issues. In addition, for each country there is a map and a quick-reference fact box containing data andstatistics including languages, population, GDP, capi...

Peter Stalker is a writer, based in Oxford, who works as a consultant to many UN agencies. He is a former editor of the annual Human Development Report, which is produced by the United Nations Development Programme, and has written several books on international labour migration for the International Labour Organization. His website i...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:432 pages, 7.72 × 5.08 × 0.68 inPublished:July 10, 2010Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199580723

ISBN - 13:9780199580729

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IntroductionContentsA-Z Countries of the WorldSmaller CountriesAppendices:Indicator tablesRegional groupings

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Review from previous edition: "Fascinating and eminently useful...this is a handy overview of the world today." --Traveller Magazine