ISBN: 9780716637585 | Volumes: 7 | Pages: 1696
The seven hard-cover volumes are filled with reliable details about all the world’s independent nations through information about geography, economy, history, and culture. Volumes 1 through 6 contain alphabetically-arranged entries describing the world’s countries and overseas territories illustrated with maps and pictures. Each entry contains up-to-date facts about the country and its people, such as government type, geographical details, and citizen life expectancy. Volume 7, “People on the Move,” describes how humans settled the world through waves of migration many thousands of years ago and also includes a comprehensive index. Which country has a mixed member proportional system of electing lawmakers? What percentage of Brazil’s population lives in cities? How many islands make up the Southeast Asian country of Indonesia? The World Book Encyclopedia of People and Places is the first stop for students interested in geography, world history, and social studies.
- Thousands of full-color illustrations
- Concise overview of each country
- Hundreds of colorful maps, charts, and graphs
- Fact boxes highlight quick facts of each country