An up-to-the-minute geographical resource, full of facts and figures that will amaze and inform all in the family. Every member of the family will find this latest addition to the "Kingfisher" concise encyclopedic range of books an absolute must. The "Concise Geography Encyclopedia" maps every corner of the world - from the icy wastes of Antarctica to the deserts and plains of the African continent, from the high mountain ranges of the Americas to the snowfields and jungles of Asia, from the remote steppes and rugged terrain of Russia and Mongolia to the ancient woodlands and younger mountains of Europe. Each country is illustrated by a specially commissioned three-dimensional computer-generated map, using the latest satellite data. These maps show the physical features and vegetation, highest mountains, country borders, cities, main towns and coastlines. The maps are accompanied by locators so that the reader will always know exactly where they are in the world. But this book is much, much more than an atlas.
Written by experts, the text explains every country in terms of its physical geography, its peoples, how its landscape was formed, its political makeup, its industries and its place in the world today. Basic information about a country - its flag, area, population, major cities, style of government, highest point, official language, main religions, currency and main exports - is given in fact panels at the beginning of each entry. The book is rounded off by a comprehensive index. "The Concise Geography Encyclopedia" is the latest addition to "Kingfisher's" highly successful international family of encyclopedias. This book is the perfect introduction to the world in which we live, and an essential reference tool for use at home, at school or in the library.show more