The Factopedia Collins World Reference Atlas

The Factopedia Collins World Reference Atlas

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This reference combines the cartographic qualities of an atlas with the analytical and statistical depth of a gazetteer, and the background reference of an encyclopaedia to maximum effect in a single volume. A wealth of geographical reference material is presented in four sections. The "World Chronology" provides 80 pages of detailed regional listings of historical events, developments and peoples from 10,000 years ago down to the present day. The "Nations of the World" looks at every country on Earth today. A reasonably large-scale four-colour map of each is included, complete with thematic and statistical information, standard reference elements such as flag and style of government, and more fluid items such as politics today, foreign relations and ethnic issues. The "Index Gazetteer" acts as both a conventional index and a ready geographical companion, using cross-referencing that includes alternative names and local spelling. All these are covered in a listing of about 20,000 entries. Each country is assessed against an independent "health indicator" formula, and analyzed from 20 consistent viewpoints.show more

Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 640 pages
  • 170 x 240mm
  • HarperCollins Publishers (Australia) Pty Ltd
  • Angus & Robertson
  • Pymble, NSW, Australia
  • 500 maps, 5000 illustrations
  • 0732250498
  • 9780732250492