Handbook of the World

Handbook of the World

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This handbook provides a snapshot of each country in the world. There is a map to show location and a brief overview of the geography, with the focus on the contemporary social, economic, and political issues that shape each country. There are data tables that show the main social and economic indicators for each country, such as GNP, life expectancy, and population growth and density. References to source books and recommendations for further reading, whether at international, national, or regional level, are also given.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 412 pages
  • 129.3 x 201.7 x 21.8mm | 497.65g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford Paperbacks
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 193 maps, tables, index
  • 0192800930
  • 9780192800930

Table of contents

Country profiles listed A-Z; profiles of international organizations, agencies, and agreements; global data tables showing main social and economic indicators for each country; references and further reading.show more

Review Text

This comprehensive handbook profiles 215 countries of the world with relevant socio-economic and political information. GNP, life expectancy and population growth are just some of the social and economic indicators that are provided alongside contemporary map and geographical data. (Kirkus UK)show more

About Peter Stalker

Peter Stalker is a freelance writer who has worked extensively for the United Nations. He has been editor of the Human Development Report since 1990, and has also written the World Labour Report for the ILO as well as editing UNICEF's State of the World's Children in 1996.show more