Globally respected as one of the world's leading reference sources, this 43rd edition contains:
* Detailed surveys of over 250 countries and territories
* A comprehensive listing of over 1,650 international organizations
* Access to the very latest statistics, directory information and current analysis
* An in-depth and up-to-date focus on world-wide affairs.
* Widely praised by reference librarians
A comprehensive profile of over 1,650 international organizations.
Coverage of countries and territories from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe
An introductory survey of recent history and economic affairs, details of location, climate, language, religion, flag, capital, government, defence, education, public holidays and weights and measures.
An extensive statistical survey provides an invaluable and comparative record of figures from official sources on area and population, health and welfare, agriculture, forestry, fishing, mining, industry, finance, external trade, transport, tourism, communications media and education.
A comprehensive directory of invaluable contact names, addresses, telephone and fax numbers, e-mail and internet addresses, and other useful facts about the constitution, government, head of state and legislature, political organizations, diplomatic representation, judicial system, religion, the press, publishers, broadcasting and communications, finance, trade and industry, utilities, transport and tourism.
'No work in the English language deals so comprehensively with educational and commercial as well as political, religious, publishing and press activities in all parts of the world.' - Daily Telegraph
'For scholars and journalists alike it will be an invaluable reference book.' - The Economist