This is the fourth edition of Kurian's highly regarded and widely used research tool, cited previously by the American Library Association as the Outstanding Reference of the Year.
The Fitzroy Dearborn Book of World Rankings, 4th edition is designed as an international scorecard that compares and ranks more than 190 nations of the world according to their performance in more than 300 key areas. Sections covered include Geography & Climate, Vital Statistics, Population Dynamics, Race & Religion, Media, and many more. More than 50,000 variables measure national achievement by using no fewer than 300 specific performance yardsticks, making this one of the most comprehensive databases ever attempted in the field of international affairs.
Outstanding Reference Source - American Library Association
"Recommended as a handy tool for comparing important socio-economic variables among nations and for ascertaining patterns of development." - Library Journal