A Guide to Countries of the World

A Guide to Countries of the World

Paperback Oxford Guide to Countries of the World

By (author) Peter Stalker

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  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Format: Paperback | 432 pages
  • Dimensions: 130mm x 194mm x 32mm | 299g
  • Publication date: 1 July 2010
  • Publication City/Country: Oxford
  • ISBN 10: 0199580723
  • ISBN 13: 9780199580729
  • Edition: 3, Revised
  • Edition statement: 3rd Revised edition
  • Illustrations note: c.200 maps
  • Sales rank: 223,542

Product description

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 clear map and a quick-reference fact box containing data and statistics including languages, population, GDP, capital city, life expectancy, and more. The inclusion of at least one web link for every country is a new feature to this edition and web links are conveniently accessible via the Guide to Countries of the World companion website. Invaluable supplementary material includes detailed indicator tables showing income and poverty, health and population etc, and list of international organizations, such as the EU and the African Union, with essential information about these groupings. 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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Author information

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 is at www.pstalker.com.

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

Table of contents

INTRODUCTION ; CONTENTS ; A-Z COUNTRIES OF THE WORLD ; SMALLER COUNTRIES ; APPENDICES ; Indicator tables ; International Organizations