By M Y. (Ed.) Sachs
A spouse to Worldmark Yearbook 2000, this 10th variation deals 4 volumes at the continents plus one at the United international locations and a brand new quantity on global leaders. every one continent quantity includes alphabetically prepared chaptersDranging from ten to 30 pagesDdescribing approximately two hundred nations and dependencies. each one bankruptcy encompasses a wide array of knowledge on 50 themes, together with inhabitants, topography, historical past, executive, media, and a bibliography. specifically noteworthy: a few of these sections supply info no longer to be had in different geographical encyclopedias (e.g., judicial process, neighborhood govt, and libraries and museums). Compiled quite often via lecturers, the succinctly written articles include a lot present details, a few of it courting from as lately as August 2000. the quantity on leaders is principally important, offering hard-to-find biographical details on lesser-known heads of country. those profiles, more often than not written or up-to-date in 2000, were culled from a number of print and internet resources. the amount at the United countries is a wonderful prepared reference, describing the background and constitution of U.N. enterprises and together with priceless comparative statistical tables. a really minor quibble: the rustic volumes don't comprise signed entries. nonetheless, this set is an exceptional resource supplying trustworthy, accomplished, and simply obtainable details for commonly asked reference questions. the fee should be steep for smaller libraries, yet this can be hugely instructed for greater public and educational collections.
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