This subset of the Overview Series profiles modern nations of the world, from the most ancient, such as Egypt, to the most recent, such as the former nations of the Soviet Union. Each title presents a broad, comprehensive overview of the nation, including history, geography, and culture. Also included are textual sidebars that provide focused information, a detailed chronology of events, national statistics, bibliographies and a thorough index.
"The book details the country's climate, geography, agriculture, industry, daily life in both rural and urban areas, and arts and culture. The book features maps, black-and-white photographs, and special boxes...The book's final pages offer a set of facts-at-a-glance, a detailed chronology, an annotated bibliography including works for both children and adults, an annotated list of works consulted (including web sites), and an index."
-- Multi-Cultural Review (March 2001)
Price: US $32.10